Schonramer Pils | Private Landbrauerei Schönram

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Private Landbrauerei Schönram
Germany
brauerei-schoenram.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DogFood11 on 03-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of JohnCassillo
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bali_hi
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of schooner amer pils drank.

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Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

A very aromatic, crisp, and FLAVORFUL German pilsner. One of the best.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of clarknova
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of challenja
4.66/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle served into a Sam Adams Boston lager pint glass.

A: golden hue, straw grass
S: noble pils hops, lemon, fresh blade wheat switch grass, clean fresh brushed stainless steel.
T: this is the perfect pilsner. Plenty of noble hops, beautiful wheat alcohol esters that blend accordingly . The hops pucker the mouth while the wheat lemon grass pilsner bite and produces a beautiful dry biscuit resin that flows into a lemon pucker tongue enveloping your taste buds.
M: amazing. Simply amazing. Crisp yet medium to full bodied.It fizs on your tongue until it sinks in and swells your taste buds and thickens your tongue. Seriously this is an experience you must have!
O: This is the perfect pilsner!

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Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RoyFokker
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of boddhitree
4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Again, this one has won some EBS awards:
European Beer Star in der Kategorie German-Style Pilsner:
2011 Bronze-Medaille, 2010 Silber-Medaille, 2009 Gold-Medaille.

I enjoyed reading the marketing blurb about this beer on their website.
My translation below. Notice their use of Fernsehbiere, Prussian (a.k.a. North German) as apposed to German,

"Stronger than the television hopped beers of our Prussian neighbors, but since only
Aroma hops are to be used, the bitterness felt is pleasant and harmonious. Without corners and edges. Nothing bitter!

Noblest and most expensive Bavarian aroma hops create a distinctive and elegant hop aroma, reminiscent of fresh flowers and pine resin. The first drink is very strongly flavored (spiced?) and bubbly, going into a dry but very subtle bitterness that lasts a long time but hi never astringent. In the finish you can taste notes of rose essence and resin (?).

The Schönramer Pils is very appetizing by its fine bitterness and is ideal as an aperitif."

Appearance: Bright, crystal clear golden straw under a snow white head.

Aroma: Quite typical German Pils aromas coming strongly out of the glass, even after sitting a few minutes waiting for me to type and make the above pic. I get toasty, bread Pils malts and grassiness in spades. This is what you expect a world class Pils to smell like.

Flavor: Lots of bitter notes up front with some grass from the Noble hops. The back of the label says "a special taste experience thanks to a quartet of finest Hallertauer and Spalter aroma hop varieties." Hallertauer and Spalter refer more to the hop growing region rather than any specific hop, so I'm guessing Mittelfrüh, Perle and/or Hersbrücke for Hallertauer hops, and Spalter Select or Spalter Spalt (for a treatise on this subject, read here.) Also up front I get a little malt Pils malt flavor, but only when I let it sit awhile on the front of the tongue. In the middle, a tad citrus-like tartness and more bitterness with a lot of sweet Pils malts around the edges of the tongue. In the back is where all the flavors come together and you get see how these muscular bitter notes mix with the sweet Pils malt flavors. I don't any "rose essence or resin" in the aftertaste, but there is something there reminding me of a fruit tea aftertaste mixed with hop bitterness and lots of Pils malt sweetness. If you skip the beer over the front and middle of the tongue you can bypass most of the hop bitterness and feel the malts really demand attention in the back of the mouth, yet then you miss all the hoppy wonderfulness.

Mouthfeel: Decent, goldilocks zone, neither thick nor thin like an AAL; just enough to give it heft and seriousness, but not thick enough to make it unenjoyable on a hot summer day.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of smakawhat
3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner style glass.

A light yellow with lots of green tinge color to the body, slight rising carbonation and a bit hazy. Big bleach white and very uniform head on the pour, easily four fingers, with lots of soapy retention. Weird looking color but otherwise not bad.

Nose is a bit hoppy. Hints of grass and green herbs. Slight doughy malts a little bit, with no sense of sweetness. Otherwise fine and alright.

Taste seems to be a bit helter skelter. Light bodied but with little mid palate flavor. Taste is all in the finish with a large hinting hop angle, that comes off very mineral and medicinal. A very unpleasant and unbalanced lingering medicinal bitterness will just not go away when having this. Warmth brings a real metallic twinge to this like eating aluminum foil.

Overall, it's not bad but the finish is a real mess and comes off real unbalanced.

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Photo of dieBlume
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of brandonld23
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy light gold with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, grass, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and fruity flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Schonramer Pils from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
3.87 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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