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Edel-Pils | New Glarus Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2002

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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of Fcolle2
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poures golden in color with a thin half finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smells of sweet bready malt. Very mild hop aroma typical to noble hops. Very slight yeast presence in the nose.

Taste is similar to the smell, a sweet bready sweetness with a noble hop presence on the exhale. Not much bitterness but a nice slightly grassy spice typical to noble hops.

Hop oils give this beer a somewhat creamy feel for a pils though still light, bubbly, and refreshing.

Overall this is pretty drinkable and good for the style. Not my favorite style and not incredibly complex but a good drinkable pils none the less

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of cw577enfield
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to willseph for this one!

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Nice golden color, about a finger and half of head, dissipated quickly.

S: Crispy and grassy hops, bit of a fruit note...apple?

T: Light, sweet, citrus, and vague detection of honey.

M: Light-bodied, bit of carbonation, somewhat sweet and refreshing!

O: Honestly, I'm not a fan of pilsners but this one certainly opened my eyes. New Glarus did an outstanding job with this one and I'll be looking to get another one in the near future.


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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of KFBR392
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean light golden color. Three fingers of creamy head which subsided to about one finger. Thick lacing left on the glass with each drink, a great cascade. Above average carbonation.

Smell: Wheat and straw are some of the stronger aromas. Additions of light lemon, green apples, and bananas. Some very fruity hops can be picked up as well. As the beer slightly warmed up so did my admiration for this aroma.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, the somewhat plain wheat and earth straw flavors hit the palette. The hops and fruity aromas really brighten up this beer on the back end, lemon and exotic fruits continue to come. The finish has some nice bright accents but does fall off a little more then desired.

Mouthfeel: Clean but could use some more lingering presence.

Overall: Another very solid beer from New Glarus. A very easy drinker that I could not hesitate to grab a sixer of at any time. You get some hops and nice yeast presence.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The shoulder of the bottle features a batch code, but there is no discernable freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a New Glarus flute. It is a clear, golden straw color. A finger of light, eggshell-colored head dissipated quickly, leaving a ring of foam and a spotted lacing.

Smell: Crisp, bready, grassy, and a little skunky — just like a Czech pilsner should be. It has a helles-like hay mound aroma, probably from the Bavarian yeast. There is a little apple, and prunes or raisins come to mind as well.

Taste: Mirrors the smell. Grassy and bready with a little hay mound, sweet fruit, and a touch of lemon mixed in. It has a crispy, grassy hop bite, too.

Drinkability: Delicious and true to form. It is simple yet so incredible and well-crafted. Excellent stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

New Glarus Edel Pils

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tapered pilsner glass. Served cold...

A) Shimmering golden brew, with about a finger of white foam, which settled to a collar quickly. Lots of bubble trails to watch.

S) Light malt, grains, and a nice grassy/herbal hops aroma. It is a refreshing scent.

T) Flavor is very much like the nose. This is very clean and crisp. A nice bitter finish.

M) A lighter body, with carbonation to maximize refreshment. Again, it's very clean. Quite smooth, with a slightly dry finish.

O) This is a fantastic warm weather beer. Hell, I'd drink it anytime. I like this just as much as Hometown Blonde. Glad to recommend....

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden orange, crystal clarity, scant head after five minutes, but it had a finger or two of white foam initially. Trails of tiny bubbles rise throughout.

Minor aromas of sun tea, apple, soft bready pilsner malt.

Flavor is nice and the body is also pleasant. Apple butter on white bread, dry grassy noble hop, pristine and smooth. Light bodied with ample carbonation, easily drinkable. A classic that I was very happy to see again. Not quite in the upper echelon of NG lagers with Hometown Blonde and Bohemian Lager, but a solid summer drinker. Recommended.

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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 308 ratings
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