Dogwood Pilsner | Dogwood Brewing Company

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Dogwood PilsnerDogwood Pilsner

Brewed by:
Dogwood Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by aracauna on 08-25-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12oz bottle with a best before date stamped on the side.

Poured a clear golden color with a creamy white head. Fair lacing.

Aromas of spice, hops, and malt. Is this a pilsner? More spice than you would expect for a pilsner.

Tasted of hops, spice, malt, and finishes a little bitter. Medium-light body with high carbonation. Goes down very crisp, with a bitter dry finish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The hazy (unfiltered), very deep golden body appears almost orange in a full glass. It's head is creamy and bright white, but drops readily to an average sized collar. It leaves some minor spotty lace, but nothing to write home about. The aroma, however, is very nice. Fresh, spicy and floral Saaz hops jump out at you. The body is medium and it's nicely crisp in the mouth with a very fine, natural carbonation. The flavor balances a delicately floral and lightly spicy hop flavor over a lush, caramel-tinged malt that's well backed by firm bitterness. It appears hoppy with a light touch of acidity upfront; displays it's hop flavor and then malt as it warms; and finishes with a rising bitterness that leads into a lingering bone-dry aftertaste that's peppered with residual spicy hops. Quite an authentic German pils! Well worth trying!

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Photo of bditty187
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy (unfiltered) pale tawny-gold hue, skimpy, bubbly white head with soapy remains (that held on throughout), spots of lace. Light nose with a muffled invitation, soft maltiness, caramel, Saaz hops complexities (light floral and spice). Solid Pils palate; crisp maltiness, nuts, Saaz hops with an extra kick of bitterness, caramel. Slightly above average bouquet and taste for a decent Pils. Ideal carbonation. Good mouthfeel… easy to drink, pleasant. The finish is very long (especially for the style), less crisp and curt than most, malty and dry (like a biscuit)… this is a very nice variation! Surprisingly “more-ish” and very refreshing. Medium body. If this beer were available in Nebraska I’d drink it when I wanted my Pilsner fix… try one.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The pour a clear straw color, the head whopping in size, frothy in consistency, with nice sheets of lace to coat the glass, both white in color and they dissipate quickly. Nose is all malt, sweet and clean to the senses, don’t get me wrong this is a good thing, but it’s my feeling they are just one-dimensional. Front is slightly malt sweet; the top skimpy, average carbonation, durable hop spicy bite, malt dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of aracauna
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't know what the hell I got on tap the first time around, but this doesn't is not what I had last year. The odd lemony flavor is gone, the traditional pilsner hop aroma has regained its assertiveness and the chracteristic sandy malt character of the style is strong in the body. This is a damn tasty pilsner. I'd put it up there with some of the better ones like Victory's Prima Pils. It improves on Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils by making the hoppy pils without going overboard into unbalanced bitter harshness. It does seem to like the sveltness of some of the more traditional examples, but this is not a bad beer by any stretch. I'm not sure what was wrong with the beer I had on tap last year.

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Photo of Morris729
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a medium golden color with a slight tint of orange and a short white head. Nose is fresh lemon zest along with some floral hop aromas. Light in body with a good amount of active carbonation leading to a very crisp mouth feel. Taste begins with lightly caramelized malts quickly giving way to some acidic lemony notes that cut through the initial sweetness and lead to a dry finish of bitter hops. A pretty nice pilsner here and definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on one. Thanks to aracauna for the sample!

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Photo of rajendra82
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out with a pale golden yellow body that is a bit too hazy for a Pilsner. The head was smaller than anticipated and dissipated quickly. The carbonation was medium to low but was helped along by the Pilsner glass I poured it in. Smell was very hoppy with a characteristic whiff of sulfurous and sweet Saaz hops that is spot on for the style. Taste leans quite a bit on the hoppy side. Malts are nicely in the background with mild hints of caramel and honey like sweetness and lemony tart acidity. Mouthfeel is medium and does not feel dumbed down like the mass produced European beers. The aftertaste is a bit harsh but goes well with the raw, down to earth character of this beer. Nicely drinkable local pilsner that would be a great start for a macro convert before moving on to more adventurous stuff.

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