New Glarus Edel-Pils

New Glarus Edel-Pils

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Brewed by New Glarus Brewing Company

New Glarus, WI, United States

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

5.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Our little village brewery in New Glarus, Wisconsin is proud to offer to you Edel-Pils. This "Noble-Pilsner" is the creation of our brewmaster. He brought special yeast from Bavaria, combined it with Wisconsin barley and the finest Bavarian and American hops. Then employing traditional brewing methods, this Pilsner is finished with a long cold rest in our cellars. Expect this bier to be creamy and full-bodied with a smooth finish. It will complement any fine meal or friendly gathering. We took our time in brewing so that you might take your time enjoying.

ID: 5505 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank1883
Overall Percentile96.5
Style Rank7 of 1802
Style Percentile99.6
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.706
Weighted Score3.600
Standard Deviation0.458

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  • GPILAFAS 267 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Golden pour with medium sized off white head. Zero lace. Mild citrus aroma with grass in the background. Not a fan of pilseners and this beer reminds me why.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Some New Glarus from Greg, and this hit the spot on a hot Summer day. Frothy white head atop a dark golden body and nice lacing. Lighter bodied, fairly creamy with a balanced neutrality. Grass and biscuits make for a nice malt content followed by a very minor fruitiness and finished off with mild noble/earthy hops. Wisconsin Refresher!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Glad to see this out again, haven't seen it for years. I hate to admit, but this was the NG beer I liked back in the macro swill days of my youth. Hey, if its a gateway beer all the better. A very clean, crystal clear beer as are all Dan Carey beers. The nose is very noble with a grain background and the flavor is quite light but tasty and very easy to drink.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A very refreshing and well balanced pilsner. Slight sweetness from the malts, toast, light hops. Feel was adequate for the style. Though delicate and complex, it wet down fast. Nice n fresh too. Via heybeerman.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to pfoxyjohn for sending this out to me. Pours a bright yellow, with a thin cap of sudsy head. Very clean, that is, no aftertaste. Light, fruity flavors (esters?). Some lacing left down the side of the glass. Pretty standard for the style, delicate and light. Perfect for a summer evening on the porch, whilst watching the sun set behind the Sierras. Thanks John!

  • PHILBERTGODPHRY 142 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to pfoxyjohn for this one. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Nice aroma of sweet malts, hops and maybe honey. Well balanced flavor with a sweet finish. Quite enjoyable.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A vigorous pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a dark gold color as it sits on my desk, but shows a bright, full gold color when held up to the light. Perhaps a touch dark for a German style Pils, but it is perfectly in line with the color of a more Bohemian style one. The aroma has an up front grassy grain character as I take a deep draught of the nose, but it has a herbal / grassy hop character to it as well. After a bit a touch of sweet grain character becomes noticeable in the aroma, though this is fairly faint and this remains a crisp, dry smelling beer over all.

    This has a nice soft hop bite to it up front that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Competing with the bitterness in the finish is a sweet, pale grain flavor that was most noticeable during my first sip. Overall this beer finishes fairly dry and with a crisp hop bitterness. The grain sweetness does make an appearance from time to time in the finish though. Herbal hop notes dominate in a clean way and both malt and hop contribute to a certain, light grassy flavor. Cracker-like malt flavors and a clean pale malt character struggle to be noticed through the more dominant hop character. This is definitely hop dominated, but the hops are not overly aggressive and in fact could be more pronounced (might be a freshness issue), but still the malt seems a touch weak comparatively, even in a Pils I would expect a bit more characterful malt character. I do like the body and texture of this brew, it is not overly light and has just enough body to it to make things interesting. As the beer warms a bit a touch of cooked-corn / DMS character starts to become noticeable, it is fairly light and seems to add some extra complexity more than take away anything.

    A decent example of a Pils that could use a bit more malt character and / or a touch more hop notes. Still this is good and certainly hit my hankering for a Pils, though the DMS gets a bit distracting as I get towards the end of my glass.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    This beer poured a clear golden color with a nice frothy head. It had nice carbonation and a crisp malty aroma. Its flavor resembled grain and bread and had a nice texture.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Courtesy of pfoxyjohn - and thank you very much! Pours a clear amber-yellow with an ample head leaving some nice lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of slightly sweet malts, very slight fruitiness and a non-bitter hops. taste is extremely smooth and balanced with a more than I expected maltiness with a slight fruity sweetness and a crisp, light clean hops finish that is in no way bitter. An extremely clean pils that is most excellent.

  • PFOXYJOHN 676 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    It's great to have this beer back after its hiatus. Not sure why this wouldn't be a regular offering from New Glarus, or even their flagship beer. This is the Pilsner that Wisconsin's German immigrants deserve, no matter how many generations they've been here. Everything about this beer is top notch. The body is a crystal-clear golden yellow with a bubbly white lasting head. The nose is perfect for a pils - makes you salivate from the perfect aroma of crisp malts and fresh hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and full, and the flavor is great - solid malt foundation with great pils character. Nice crisp finish. Love it!

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