Two Guns Pilsner | Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mschofield on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of jwmarcum
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Rifugium
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewpub's a pils. Not my style, and rarely does one come my way that I like. Poured a straw yellow, noticeably carbonated, with a minimal cap of white bubbles for a head. Light, pale malt aroma, and crisp floral hops. Light on the tongue, grainy, with pale malts, floral hops, and a subtle citrusy twinge. Light-bodied and a bit metallic for my taste. Fairly drinkable if light beers is your thing.

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Photo of ndekke39
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ordered this one on-tap at the Wynkoop Brewery in downtown Denver. The menu referred to this beer as their "House Lager." Overall, we felt so-so about it. It poured a bright yellow color, slight cloudiness. Very small, light-colored head on it. The aromas are dominated by honey, although this disappears upon tasting, at which point the over-hoppiness shuts it out. None of the flavors - and thus our impression of the beer - lingered. Carbonation was pretty light, so it didn't have that much of an effect on the overall tasting. The beer has some promise, but it doesn't have much consistency to follow through.

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Photo of MsRif
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Wynkoop. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a half finger head of slight soft cream, nice thickness, and bad retention. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Somewhat vibrant clear yellow for the body colour.

Sm: Clean bright malts, nice light vaguely citrusy hopping, and crisp clean barley. No yeast or alcohol is detectable. A mild strength aroma.

T: Hints of cream on the open give way to a clean malted barley foundation with traces of vaguely citrusy hops rounding out the flavour profile. Not very full bodied and somewhat simple, but pleasant to drink and refreshing. Quenching. Enjoyable. Lacks subtlety, though.

Mf: Smooth and wet - too wet. Somewhat undercarbonated. Light. Lacks the crispness I'd expect from a good pilsner.

Dr: Easy to drink but it lacks body and complexity. I wouldn't get it again, but it's a nice little pilsner.


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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this at Wynkoop on 4 Feb 2009.

Clear bright golden color. Small white head. Medium carbonation. Faint aroma of sweet grains. Starts fairly light with moderate malt and faint bitterness. Bitterness increases nicely in the finish. Slight lemon in the aftertaste. Medium light body. Alcohol is light.

Decent thirst quencher but not much more than that.

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Photo of beersheppard
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden, some carbonation, and with a white head, fleeting

Smell: graininess, light malts

Taste: more of the smell, grainy, sweet light malts, balanced with an American style hop, floral in taste.

Mouthfeel: light, pilsnery

Drinkability: light tastier than your average pils. Refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Rayek
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass.

A: Pale gold with nice clarity and mild carbonation. A small white head falls to a patchwork film fairly quickly. Leaves bits of lace.

S: A light grain sweetness is backed by a bit of lemon. Very light.

T: Dry straw-like malts open things up. Bitterness is light and has a lemon snap. The bitterness level and profile make this beer taste like more of a German than a Czech Pils to be honest. Finishes very dry, with lingering lemon and straw flavors.

M: The light body could stand a touch more carbonation and is very drying.

D: This is an OK, if unexceptional Pils. It was a warm night and the lightness of the beer made for a good fit. Worth a revisit on another hot day.

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Photo of mschofield
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium gold, with a hint of red. Topped with a one and a half finger creamy stark white head, left wide bands of lacing.
Snappy, lemon, grass and pepper aroma.
Grain, lemon peel, grass and a weird spicy almost like cinammon note in the taste.
Light to medium bodied, but another weird feeling as it was a bit creamy.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

just your standard czech style pils here. pours a mostly clear golden straw yellow color with a small snow white head. smells malty and dusty, but also light and balanced. flavor is good, if unexciting. very crisp dry finish, not hoppy at all. more body than a lot of these pilseners, but still light and easy drinking. bright carbonation makes it good on a hot day. i had this one with the calamari, and it was a nice combination with the salty seafood and the refreshing beer. nothing new here, but a servicable pils.

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

This is a pretty good pilsner, with a little more hops character than one might expect, but not among the best American pilsners out there.

Pours golden with decent head and lacing. The smell is grainy and honeyish. The flavor is clean and appropriately pilsner-like, though not as crisp as I would like. The finish has a surprising hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin and refreshing.

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Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hazy straw colr, with light bubbles& a 1/4" white head, some lacing & good head retention.

S: Some saaz hops & fruityness

T: All over the palce; grainy, fruitty, floral. If one would've taken charge then this would be a nice pils! Finishes fruitty & dry

Drinks pretty good, but too many detractors for me to get excited about it. Still not a bad pils...

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Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear straw amber mix. 1.5 finger white head.

S: sweet malt and fruity notes.

T: some hops and not at all bitter. Interesting malt flavor for a pilsner. Grain notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable. Heavier body than your standard pilsner.

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Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: gold in color, 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, clear

Smell: grass, and toasted malt, small hops

Taste: grass, and toasted malt, small hops--a touch of brown sugar

Mouthfeel: smooth, moderate carbonation, slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, light bodied

Drinkability: A nice, clean, and refreshing pils. A bit sweeter than what I am used to from the style, but very good. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Wynkoop. It has a golden yellow color with great clarity and a thick 1" white head on top.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy for a pilsner with sweetness and spiciness in the nose.

Flavor is very crisp and clean with a slight spice and floral flavors. Well hopped but maintains good balance.

Medium light body and good level of carbonation. It's a clean, easy-drinking beer that is great for warmer summer days.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice color. A deeper "straw" color than most pilsners. Foamed head, poured right. Enough hops, lemon, and malt to pique interest in the nose.
More solid than some pilsners as well. Biscuit and lemon in the flavor. Some spices (ginger?) that make it more enjoyable.
Easy drinking

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Photo of beer_nibbler
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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