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Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,597 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 43
Gots: 122 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-16-2001)
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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pale Yellow, fizzy white head. The appearance to me is the worst part of this beer, although it is still far better than most American brewer's attempts at a German Pils. The Germans pride themselves on brewing the lightest color pils possible. This is just a bit too dark and the head did not last as well as I would like.

Aroma: Subtle hay, spicy hop aroma, slight bit of grass.

Taste: Lightly spicy hops, slight mint, followed by sweet hay. Very clean fermentation profile. This is a very good example of a German Style Pils brewed in America. Personally, I would like just a little more hop flavor, but that is just personal preference.

Feel: Very good mouthfeel, crisp, clean, no lingering effects.

Overall: I've tried four different American brewed German Pilsners in the last 2 days and this is BY FAR my favorite of the 4. I honestly did not expect to be nearly as amazed with this beer as I am. I would even say that it is one of the better German style pils available even including German brewers. I am shocked by the average review rating, but I think this has a lot to do with BA being biased towards specialty beers and tending to overlook more subtle beers or not appreciating how difficult it is to brew a beer to such a high degree of excellence as this.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured from a cold 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass.

Golden hue, but just a tad darker than pure gold.

A good 3 fingers of head...had to pause for it to settle before more beer could be poured. Virtually no remaining aeration though.

Aroma: very little. Based purely on aroma, there was little to write about this beer.

Taste: Some barley and hops. A subtle citrus and orange-like flavor in the background. A mildly hoppy beer. A good one to introduce someone to what pilsners are all about.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, this is one of my brother-in-law's favorite beers, so I picked up a bunch for Thanksgiving. It doesn't disappoint.
A - fairly persistent off-white head tops a slightly hazed golden body
S - herbal, earthy, grassy nose, pilsner malt and a bit biscuity
T - earthy, grassy, a bit nutty, pilsner malt, a bit herbal, finishes with a slightly spicy, peppery bite
M - lighter body, very effervescent, finishes clean and balanced but not as smooth as some of its German counterparts
O - very nice American brewed German Pilsner. It's easy to drink and ended up being a crowd pleaser. I'd get it again for that reason.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.