Schlafly Pilsner | The Schlafly Tap Room

Schlafly PilsnerSchlafly Pilsner
211 Ratings
Schlafly PilsnerSchlafly Pilsner

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Pilsner is a golden and crystal clear lager. The hops lend a pleasant bitterness and a lemony, peppery taste. They are added at the beginning of the brew for bitterness and the end for flavor. The subtle and lightly toasted flavor of the malts is the perfect backbone to showcase the special hop blend.

Pilsner can be traced to its namesake, the city of Plzeň (pronounced pilsen) in the western half of the Czech Republic, once part of Bohemia. In 1842, Joseph Groll developed the first light colored beer, an immediate success. Still a popular style, Pilsner influenced the American light lager we know today.

30 IBU

Added by beernut7 on 10-20-2002

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look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a pale and clear yellow color with very little carbonation that doesn't keep up and about a finger of head that dissipates too quickly and leaves no indication that it was ever there. Not much going on here.

S: My first whiff, I got a good amount of that unwelcome trademark-German funk that I don't sense much of now that I'm trying to discern a little more out of it. The aroma is a little faint, and the hops are sensed only as a faint note. I get a good amount of lemon citrus and pepper. It's kind of pleasant actually.

T: A very full pilsner taste. A good amount of blunt hops and a slight hint of citrus. I get way too much pepper, but it's not a bad taste, and I'll give this pilsner some points for going big with its flavors.

M: A full-bodied taste deserves a full body to go along with it, and this mouthfeel is rich, creamy, carbonated but not heavy at all. It also leaves some dryness after the drink. It once again goes big for a pilsner, but it hits a great note with the mouthfeel.

O: Well, the mouthfeel certainly makes this pretty pedestrian beer something special and unique, at least from what I've had of pilsners. I don't know if this is something I'm really going to want to drink often, but it at least takes risks and is memorable in a style where being forgettable seems acceptable.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Hazy golden straw color. Fuzzy white head with decent retention. Splotches of lacing remain on the glass.

Aroma: Grassy, herbal, and lemony with faint malt underneath.

Taste: Starts off with subtle grains, but soon goes bright and grassy with loads of lemony citrus.

Mouthfeel: Bright, medium to light body.

Overall: Really grassy, bright, citrusy.

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Schlafly Pilsner from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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