Pounder Pils is a German-style Pilsner by Heavy Seas Beer whose palate is powered by noble hops and balanced with lightly sweet malt.

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Pounder Pils is a German-style Pilsner that’s brewed by Heavy Seas Beer, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a pilsner glass from a 16 oz. can.

What You Need to Know

The Pounder Pils just recently took home “Best In Show” and what’s behind its award-winning formula is its use of German-sourced malts and European noble hops. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.


The Pilsner pours a bright, crystal-clear golden hue and is topped by a thick cap of dense white foam that shows excellent retention.

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Noble hops offer a scent that’s floral, grassy, and herbal and backed by bready malt.


The palate is dominated by the noble hops whose flavors — just like the aroma — are floral, grassy, and herbal. A lightly sweet bready malt ties the palate together.

Label art for the Pounder Pils by Heavy Seas Beer

Label art for the Pounder Pils by Heavy Seas Beer


The feel is crisp and dry with a medium body and moderate carbonation. A firm bitterness lingers through the finish.


Its appearance is superb and both the aroma is quite pleasant. The bristling carbonation and crisp feel support its hoppy palate nicely. Overall, the Pounder Pils is a brew that’s easily quaffed and a solid representation of the style.


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