Tomhannock Pilsner | Brown's Brewing Company

Tomhannock PilsnerTomhannock Pilsner
31 Ratings
Tomhannock PilsnerTomhannock Pilsner

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WesWes on 08-11-2005

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Resuin
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of founddrama
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The saaz hops come through nicely for a mildly bitter finish. However, I expect a bit of a maltier flavor in a Pilsner.

Also: the pilsners I've had in the past are slightly more… antiseptic?

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a pale yellow coloring with a filmy, frothy, white head. Nose of roasted grains. Clean smell. Great lacing along the glass. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a good dose of bitter hops on the end of the palate. Bitter, resiny aftertaste, with a slow lingering finish. Hops presence builds as you drink. Medium bodied. Decent brew.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of mikeg67
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at the brewery in troy, NY. Pours golden with long lived white head. Aroma is of biscuit malt and hint of hops. Body is light and crisp. Nice amount of herbal hops balanced on the palate by biscuit malt. Finish is long and bitter. Well done pilsner.

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Photo of Durge
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one enjoyed at the Troy brewpub, this pilsner shows a typical pale gold color, clear, with a fair white fuzz on top and solid lacing. The aroma has a fairly bright rice and wheat grain idea with a tasteful hint of skunk cabbage. A bit distinctive I think. The flavor suggests a very interesting blend of rice vinegar and skunky wheat and an herbal hop that really makes this a more unique and nice pilsner experience. It’s light bodied but respectable for the style with just enough polite carbonation to ensure a refreshing experience with a tingly, easy feel that doesn’t risk anything near watery. Very enjoyable and easy enough to recommend with its gentle hop presence.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of SickGnar
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Holy Gusher! About leaps out of the bottle. Pale straw and distinctly hazy with lots of little floaties. Odd for a pilsner. A crazy amount of active bubbles zinging to the immensely huge pillowy/fluffy white head of way large bubbles. Could not empty the bottle in three pours between wait for foam to settle. Over carbed? Gone Bad? Infection? Curtains of chunky lace.

S: Metallic lemon. Soured? Still, some pils malt behind that – a bit crackery with just a touch hint of sweetness and a ghost hint of diacetyl.

T: Pils malts are more noticeable, but thin. Crackery character with touch of candy sweetness & a ghostly bit of diacetyl. Hops are actually quite a bit more forward. Quite bitter. Herbal, grassy, & floral with a hint of mint and a bit of resin in the finish. Earthy yeast note. Background lemon is softer than nose, metallic – but not tart or sour of acidic. A fair palate, but not especially Pilsner in character.

M: Less than medium body, very attenuated. Surprisingly reasonable carbonation after the initial foam up. A bit gratingly dry from attenuation, hops and earthy yeast.

D: something went wrong here post bottling. Lemony nose, attenuated body, thinned out, oddly earthy and metallic, and with a hint of diacetyl. It is still fairly drinkable, but not really like a Pilsner. It is a bit off regardless of style. Still, it must have been pretty nice at one time to still be passable now.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear straw yellow, some lacing.

S-Bland, some alcohol with a little wheat.

T-Light, with some wheat, bland no bitterness.

M-Light with some carbonation.

O-Didn't care for it when I first had it about a year ago and still today I find it bland an unappealing.

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Photo of atr2605
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a cloudy yellow golden color with a frothy white head
S-lots of hops, spicy, earthy, and a lemon citrus aroma.
T-more of the lemon and earthy flavor. Not alot of flavor coming through from the malt, just the malt sweetness keeps the hops in balance.
M-light to medium bodied
O-Very well balanced and the hops come through really nicely without getting overly bitter. Color could be more transparent but the head retention was awesome. Overall all a refreshing delicious brew

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Photo of Brad007
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow with a two-finger head that fades into my glass. Yep, it's certainly a pilsener.

Grainy malt with just a dash of hops in the nose. Subdued. Perhaps that is best in this case.

More of that grainy, sweet malt with the right touch of hops. Mmm. I'm thinking lightly-buttered bread here.

Mouthfeel is clean with nary a nagging aftertaste. Lingering buttered bread and sweet, grainy malt. Homer would be proud. *drool*

I like this example of the style. My first brew from Brown's and I could certainly go for another.

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Tomhannock Pilsner from Brown's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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