Barmen Pilsner | SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field (Blue Moon Brewing Company)

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SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field (Blue Moon Brewing Company)
Colorado, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Straw golden color with a creamy white head and little ts of carbonation bubbles, a beautiful beer.

S: Toasted grain, a little bit of citrus, some noble hops in the end and some mineral notes

T: Notes of citrus, toasted grain, noble hops on the end a slight bitterness, some nice complexity for a pils.

F: Clean, light and crisp and easy drinking.

O: Quite a good pils.

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Photo of jaymo18
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

whoa, you only know about this thing if you live in golden. a hottie bartender where its served will tell you it takes anywhere from eight to twelve minutes to pour one, which, frankly, is mental. i feel like that aspect of this one is a prestige thing, but its so good it warrants that almost. just a few draft accounts, served in a pils glass, the appearance is epic, just a tall pure white head resting atop a glass clear radiant golden brew with bubbles frantically striving for the surface. gorgeous and calming, nice! the nose is inconsequential, smells like a beer, good for it, irrelevant there. tastes great though, refreshing and creamy like crazy for the style. the beer is great, its unlike others, and its fully worthy, especially for a macro thing, its as good as any craft beer in its genre. let it ride, drink ten of them, i though this was excellent, and fully colorado, which i like so much. seems simple, but there is a lot to it. i respect it.

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Photo of Anthemus
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A smooth a refreshing beer that isn't to powerful or overwhelming.

Capital Grill in Downtown Golden has this on tap. Takes about 7 minutes to pour.

So if you like your first one, order the next before its gone.

Very good overall, will have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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Photo of phishsihq
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The rare and glorious seven minute pour....

Barmen Pilsner originated at the SandLot brewery at Coors Field and can be found at only a few select locations around Golden and Denver. We never pass this up if we come acorss it, however it does take a full seven minutes to pour, so we usually order something for the wait!

This Pilsner pours a golden straw color, capped by a beautifully white inch of foam that provides some lace. Soft bready and biscuity aromas fade into a light yeastiness and finish with a bit of floral Noble hop hints. True to the style, Barmen begins with toasty bread and biscuity flavors before being rounded out by the spicy and floral hop flavors that only the Noble varieties can provide. Full bodied for a Pilsner, the brew finishes clean and crisp with just the perfect level of carbonation. Well worth the wait!


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Photo of spdyfire83
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

167th Review
Served in a pint
On-draft at Falling Rock Taphouse

From notes.

A: Bright golden hue of yellow. Single (frothy white) fingernail head.

S: Biscuit and bready malt. Mild (peppery) spice with soft floral notes and toffee sweetness.

T: So creamy and smooth it is wonderfully refreshing! Well toasted malt, caramel sweetness, soft spice, and a nice all-around. Just a very well put together brew!

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

O: I was first introduced to this at a homebrew session (via growler), but had been seeking it out for quite some time after that. I'm not a huge Pils fan, but this beer is so well done. A true stand-out for the style and something you should seek out if you are visiting Coors Field (non-game day) or in the off chance that FRTH has it.

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Falling Rock where they did the long pour into a pilsner glass.

A - After the wait for the pour the beer arrives in a yellow gold color with a nice 1" head. Good retention and lacing throughout.

S - A nice blend of biscuit/bread/mild hop character/and a hint of yeast.

T/M - The beer starts smooth and crisp. The biscuit flavors of the malt come through and melt nicely with a mild hop character. Smooth and so creamy throughout. Rich. Finishes smooth with a lingering biscuit creaminess. Light bodied with perfect carbonation.

D - Very easy to drink.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 03-15-2011 16:52:28

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid offering from...whomever they are :)

Pours a darker gold than expected, like light orange. Nice foamy head. Looks good.

Aroma is soft malt and spice. Floral and zest come through the light breadiness.

I dunno, seems like it was made with hard(er) water. Somewhat metallic, not as soft as the CPs I've had in Prague. Does this mean it's awful? Nope, not at all. It's quite refreshing. Light, crisp, good layer of malt and the hops do add spice and florals throughout.

Again, seems metalic a bit. Earthy.

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Photo of Domingo
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Table Mountain Inn in Golden. They do the "long pour" (roughly a 7-10 minute pour) and serve it in a nice branded pils glass. Nice touch. They had just gone through a keg, so mine was a very fresh pour from a new keg.
Arrives a deep golden honey color with the appropriate 1" of head marked on the glass.
The flavor is of rich baked bread, hints of mild noble hops, and a clover honey-like lager yeast. The noble hop note hits you on the front and back, but is never harsh or overly bitter. There's even just a bit of the natural creaminess natural for most Czech style pilsners.
Mouthfeel is thick and rich, but it actually adds to the character of the beer and makes you savor it. The creaminess is almost like a nitro tap, which reminds me of getting a fresh draft lager in Germany.
While Coors has retailers adhering to the long pour (not a bad thing) and it's certainly not ever going to be the most common option - this brew screams "drink me" in a ton of different ways.
This is an absolutely wonderful example that Coors can brew something stellar. Not sure if this is brewed by AC Golden, the Sandlot/Blue Moon, or even just "normal" Coors, but it's really good nonetheless.
Arguably one of the best pilsners or lagers in general that I've had in the US. If you're in Golden or if you see this at one of the few Denver spots that have it - I can't recommend it enough.

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock.

Dark gold body with a thin white head.

Noble hops are floral, spicy, and dominant.

Toasted malt with ahint of caramel before a finish that's rich in grassy, spicy hops.

Crisp, but medium bodied.

Overall, a pretty nice if unremarkable pils.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock served in a Barmen pils logoed glass. Golden color with a short white head as expected. Smells earthy which is what I always seem to get from pilseners, minerals. Tastes like a muddy pilsener which as odd as it sounds was quite refreshing and easy to knock back.

update 9/24/10 on tap at "Rock Rest" in Golden

I was told this takes seven minutes to pour and I had to wait ten minutes to get the motherfucker. The only thing I really have to add to my previous review is that the mouthfeel was fantastic like cask or nitro or something.

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Photo of BeerZack
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you take the Coors tour in Golden, they tell you it takes 7 mins to pour this lager... I had to try it.

Deep golden with fluffy mound of creamy foam. Almost ice cream float like, very appetizing.

Very clean spicy saaz aroma with biscuity/bready Pils malts underneath. Some carbonic and metallic whiffs.

Great clean crisp Pils when drank alone. Hops start right up front dominating the palate to the end, leaving a clean, crisp finish with only slight bitterness. Really nice and elegant quencher. With food, this one becomes a little thin with the metallic notes and alcohol impression standing out.

Very nice mouthfeel! Decent amount of carbonation, but extremely smooth, almost rich and creamy like only the best examples of lagers achieve.

Drinkability is through the roof if you're a Pils lover.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, clear bronze color. Nice fluffy head that persists; perhaps due to 7-minute pour ritual. Clear lacing (so drinkable there weren't many!)

Smell: Some sweet malty aroma. Floral hop aromaa that wasn't real strong.

Taste: Sweet malt; a big beer for a Pils.

Mouthfeel: This is what I really liked about this beer - great balance. Carbonation was just right

Drinkability: Very smooth, well balanced, didn't get filled-up by carbonation or worn out by alcohol or content. Nice finish lets you makes decision to keep or stop drinking easy.

Highly recommend it if you can find it on tap downtown Denver or in Golden.

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Photo of k75
4.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OK naysayers, here is an exceptional beer brewed by a major !

Barman Pils is only made for the local market and is only available to a select few taverns.

I had a tour with a VP (a childhood friend) and he took us out for a few.

Damn good.

They are required to do a multiple step pour (the proverbial 7 min )
and it is outstanding.

fresh, full bodied, refreshing with a medium finish that is a great balance of malt and very subtle hop.

I'm telling you, if you are nearby - seek it out. I was skeptical to the point of insulting my buddy - I ate CROW.


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Barmen Pilsner from SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field (Blue Moon Brewing Company)
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 26 ratings