Glenk Pils | Exportbierbrauerei Richard Glenk OHG

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Exportbierbrauerei Richard Glenk OHG

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by HappyHourHero on 04-05-2008

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by HappyHourHero:
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1.66/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Faint aroma of pale malt sweetness and spicy hops. A short white head sits atop the deep golden colored beer as a few dozen bubble streams shoot to the top of the glass. The taste is a mess. There is a bit of raw and mildly sweet malt, but I can't find any hops. The finish is where it all goes to hell with a mix of band aid and metal. It's hard to get to the mouthfeel with flavors like that, but it's nothing special. I'm not drinking the rest of this.

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Photo of boddhitree
4/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Looks like a Pils, like all the rest.

Aroma: Heavy on the Pils malt, quite aromatic sweet Pils flavor. Not better nor worse than others.

Up front: I nice dose of Noble hop bitterness, not heavy or overpowering, but nonetheless a stand-up bitterness, again mixed in with a tartness and astringency (that's a word I was searching for in an earlier post) that's again upfront and proud but not overwhelming. You feel the sweetness of a Pils malt crouching in, but no more than any other Pils.
Mid: Same as before, and some citrus qualities here for the tartness, not lemon, but again astringent enough to play well on a hot summer day. The sides give you the same jolt of Pils malt sweetness, cracker, toasty, again above average but not outstanding.
Back: Same as above, just stronger sweetness and tartness with again bitterness.
Aftertaste: Same as all the others, again, extremely above average but not standing out in any 1 quality.

Mouthfeel: It's a typical German Pils mouthfeel, thick enough to wrap your mouth around it, dry at points but not overly and still a hearty meatiness to it.

Overall: I must becoming jaded to a good Pils. It's average for this area and this style. It's not WOW, it's not bad, it's not even something I would go out of my way to buy if I were in the area. Nonetheless, it's highly recommended. If you catch this beer in America, it'd be a huge upgrade from a Becks, Veltins or Warsteiner. But that's not what we're comparing it to today; it's competition is other Frankische Pils, and it's highly above-average, a Lake Wobegon beer, maybe. I give it a 4 of 5.

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Photo of BayerischBier
2.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had it tons of times as bottle, fresh on tap at various places in Bayreuth (8yrs living there)

Best place to drink it: Glenk Biergarten across the brewery.

A: golden typical pilsener style beer, low carbonation

S: in the biergarten it hits you witha fresh pils smell... some hops present but not really dominant.

T: again, drink it in the biergarten; the low carbonation helps to enjoy it in a sunday morning session "fruehschoppen". Glenk Pils presents a pilsener style but has certainly influences from the Helles style. - Refelcted against other German Pils it cannot compete in taste

M: uhmmm not much really...

D: It is drinkable.... a lot... AND known for a superb headache.

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Glenk Pils from Exportbierbrauerei Richard Glenk OHG
2.65 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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