Barbarossa
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

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Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #571
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
79
Ranked #41,465
Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 8.63%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
15
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Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
 
Germany
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Year-round
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Gots
  3
SCORE
79
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3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml can, day 12 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - so, by my count, H. Egerer has produced 8 out of 12 brews thus far - so much for variety, part deux.

This beer pours a mostly clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three zaftig fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent skewed chain link fence lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, doughy pale malt, mildly buttery stale nuts, a bit of wet stoney flintiness, and some prominent grassy, leafy, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is gritty grain and cereal-forward pale malt, a touch of gasohol, buttered white bread, an ethereal dried pome fruitiness, and some still decent leafy, grassy, and slightly spicy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly sprightly in its sassy yet solid frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally smooth, maybe some of those surprisingly zesty hops getting a little too big for their britches here. It finishes trending dry, the malt wavering, while the isolated cereal part of it hooks up with the lingering Euro-hops.

I gotta say, while this isn't right up there with the best of breed for the style, it surely has nothing to really apologize for - the malt brings it, the hops are way above average in their tenacity, and the other lesser aspects are cute in their more or less accurate historical ramblings. Or maybe it's just good to try a well-made lager after the first few weeks of bigger and brasher Advent brews.

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3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can that is stamped on the bottom of the can with a production date of July 2015 and a EXP(iration) date of Sept. 2016.

A solid but unremarkable German pilsner. Clean and refreshing with no major flaws. Lightly sweet up front and all the way into the finish, but slightly bitter aftertaste. Hints of lightly roasted nuts and baked bread. Light hops add faint spicing.

Appearance: clear golden body with lots of visible carbonation topped by a semi-durable white head that leaves some spotty lacing.

Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

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Barbarossa from Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 15 ratings