German Pils | Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
Wisconsin, United States
greatdanepub.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.35%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our golden lager is an authentic German style Pilsner, brewed with the finest malts and the famous German Hallertau Mittelfrüh hop.

Added by t0rin0 on 11-19-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 18
Reviews by bigpoppa67:
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of Sammy
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the downtown brewpub. Neutral aroma, light coloured but noticeably lacey. A decent drinker, with a mild bitterness and mineralness as denoted by 13 IBU. Average mouthfeel. Suitable carbonation.Serviceable sessionable, at 5.4% abv.In a word, unoffensive.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of g_jenkins
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MooseBoose
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rosquin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jwc215
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazed light yellow with a thin head that lasts and leaves some lacing.

The smell is very mild - a hint of grain, with touch of lemongrass. Something else mixes in that I can't quite place but is not particularly pleasant - fortunately it is muted.

The taste is of grain, some lemongrass balance. Clean finish.

The feel isn't quite crisp, but it is smooth.

An easy-drinker - hits the style well enough. A mild/soft interpretation. Good enough choice for an easy-drinking, inoffensive pils.

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Photo of Jimboe
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of erogers
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In a shaker pint.

Bright gold body, this pils has a ring of bone white foam.

The scents are light and unobtrusive, lemon, cracker, pepper.

I am surprised by the earthiness that hits me in this pilsner. I was expecting a more crisp profile of flavors. It slowly gives way to a little bit of lemon, grass, and a subtle cereal finish. Again, they are not bold and in your face flavors, fairly light.

I really like the feel. I am so used to pilsners being very carbonated, whereas this one is smooth and floats over the tongue.

This beer is supremely quaffable and will not raise eyebrows in a good or bad way, just a case of good beer doing good things.

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Photo of steveh
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had no idea the 'Dane was canning these days. Happened to see six-pack cans over the border and took a chance. The 'Dane was one of the first spots I ever hit in Madison and it holds sentimental value. I've heard good and bad about them in recent years, but let's see how good their retail stuff is.

No clear date on the can, so roll the dice. Poured into my short Becher.

L -- Clear, light gold with a dense and persistent white head. Very Pils-like.

S -- Yeasty, toasted bread nose with light citrus back.

T -- Mild citrus and floral notes up front that fold into a mellow bready character. Light spicy bitterness in the finish that lingers into the aftertaste with a light mineral character. The yeasty bread character reappears right at the end of the aftertaste. Somewhat light in the hop character for a Pilsner.

F -- Soft to crisp mouthfeel with a medium-light body (between light and medium).

O -- Very soft and clean with great malt character for an Ami-take on the German version of Pils, just a little too light in hop character. Nevertheless, there are other Ami Pilsners that don't come close to the malty goodness this beer has and cover up the miss with over-hopping. As it is, the Great Dane Pilsner is a great cross between Pilsner and Helles and worth a taste for German-style beer lovers, I'll definitely ear-mark it for a revisit.

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Photo of pjsikorsky
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 10/9/2010 at the brewpub.

Pours dark yellow, clear, small white head, small amount of lacing, and not much retention.

Aroma is lemon, urine, malt, and grass.

Flavor is grass, earthiness, corn, pee, and bitterness. Not great by any means but on par for the style. Lots of CO2.

Body is light/medium. Drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

German Pils from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
3.64 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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