Edel-Pils | New Glarus Brewing Company

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307 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
127
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Dotcubed
2.49/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Still on the same Glarus kick. Lots of quality at this brewery, the beer they make are all distinct, well crafted. But it's true what they say about fresh beer.

A clear sun shine yellow color. High clarity. Bud like in appearance, smells pilsen. Nice hopps but dusty.

Malty. Smooth. And a bit watery. I hate to say it, aged flavors. Thin, dry, and lacking any strong flavors. Not my favorite example. I'm guessing it's an old bottle.

It looks really good, yet falls flat. Not yet in the hot summer beer season, I'm sure this would be good fresh. Especially with fresh cut grass and a grilled hot dog.

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Photo of Rihup
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of Satan70
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of tourdot
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of ballewblake
2.94/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into my Duvel tulip.

Half finger white head on pour, crystal clear, almost transparent golden body. Head doesn't last very long, resolves to a light haze on the top. Smell is... corn? Okay, I thought I had evolved to like even styles I used to hate, I can drink a bud if I have too (okay, not a full one) but pilsners still don't do anything for me, even a craft brewed pils. Body is nicely carbonated, mouth is light and crisp.. as expected. Taste is barely there, pilsen malts, very light balancing hops are barely there. Tongue is sucked dry of moisture very fast. Still not a style I look forward to drinking. Oh well, maybe I can finish this one.

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Photo of pkrager5
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of kdwruck
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: Tenuta's, Kenosha, WI
Date: "0993 11:24" stamped on bottle
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

This is a pleasant tasting beer, but to call it a pilsner of any sort is strange, for it is neither particularly hoppy or light in color, as pilsners generally are. The dominant flavors are of mild bread and bread crusts, definitely not right for a German pilsner, which relies on a more white bread and hop flavor than anything else. While this beer was certainly drinkable, for the style it is off and in general it is a fairly unremarkable light amber lager. If you want a German Pilsner, go to Germany and try an easily obtainable, fresh Augustiner Pils or Tannenzapfle.

Pours a 1cm head of slightly off-white foam, composed of small to medium-sized bubbles, giving a slightly dish soap appearance. Retention is average, around one minute, fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass, no islands. Lacing is minimal to nonexistent, a few small spots cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden orange color bordering on light copper, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Beer is transparent, with carbonation of moderate number and activity.

Aroma of light brown bread, slightly toasted bread, with a touch of dried grass.

Beer's flavor is predominantly malty, with a mild hint of vegetative and grassy hops lingering in the mid-palate and background. This is robust enough to be interesting, but certainly no pilsner. Beer opens with light brown bread and modest bread crust, mild dried leaves and dried grass. Mid-palate of light brown bread with slight toasted accents, very modest herbal and dried grass underneath the malt-based flavors and sweetness, ultra-light bitterness in the background. Back of palate is of lightly toasted bread with a very mild bitterness. Aftertaste is primarily of toasted bread with slight bitterness and dried, bitter vegetation.

Beer is medium in body with medium levels of carbonation, leading to a lightly foamy, smooth mouthfeel that's appropriate for this beer, though perhaps a bit low in carbonation for the style. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness clining to the palate.

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Photo of scaliasux
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Medium gold with a hint of red. Clear and bubbly. Medium tall, soapy, white head. Head is persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Bready with a slight fruitiness.

Taste - Light. Sweet and bready. A little peppery spice. A little orange in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and crisp.

Overall - Light and pleasant. Not, however, an exemplar of the style or terribly exciting.

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3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on November 11, 2005. 12 oz Bottle. Thin effervescent dark golden pour, with a thin white head. Dusty malt and metallic hop aroma. Suprisingly sugary clean malt, with background notes of grain and wheat. Malt is sweet, even and clean. A touch of sourness and some lemon flavor and a bit of balance from the gentle hops. Not really all that impressive, fairly typical. Palate is a touch watery and a good bit sweet and clingy.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.16/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not much head on this baby, just a faint ring tops off the clear golden liquid. Carbonation appears subtle. The smell is faint, bready malt aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Taste is a bit weak also, bready malt flavor with a slight to moderate bitterness in the finish. Very clean tasting, the mouthfeel is a bit light, but crisp with adequate bubbles. Drinkability is nice, no off-flavors to speak of, low alcohol. It goes down pretty easy once you quit trying to grasp the taste and just accept it's simplicity. It's at least a step up from many macros of this pilsner style...

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Photo of mynie
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pilsner? What?

It looks like a pilsner, I guess, gold and unexceptional with a decent head and no lacing. It smelled like potpourri--like the stuff you get in a gift shop. Very floral, which is kind of nice because it's unique but almost out of place in a beer.

The taste is unpleasantly spicy and too sweet. There are hints of fruity malts and it tastes kind of like flowers. Seriously, it's like dipping your head into a flower bed and taking in very deep breathes.

Very smooth, but the spicy aftertaste and candy sweetness makes this one tough to drink.

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Edel-Pils from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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