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Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,448 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,448
Reviews: 641
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 35
Gots: 79 | 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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Reviews by TaylorK:
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-14-2014 23:53:22 | More by TaylorK
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

This was poured into a pint glass,it would have been nice to see in a pilsner.Poured a nice yellow color with fluffy head,smell was fruity and slightly bread-like.First thing I noticed on the palate was the hoppiness,probably the most hoppy tasting pilsner I have tried.Taste was rounded out with some malt backround in the end,a real drinkable beer that I was somewhat impressed with.

04-22-2003 09:21:24 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.2%

Appearance – Light yellow in color with the traditional giant, pitting head that laced the heck out of the glass.

Smell – Light grain and hop aroma highlight this Pils.

Taste – The hops are right on track here, but there’s a strange sweetness that doesn’t belong. There’s also a grainy balance that would be more at home in an American Pils than one that claims to be German.

Mouthfeel – The carbonation is cheap and disappointing, and the traditional dryness is lost with the accompanying sweetness.

Drinkability – This lacks the smooth texture and hop dominance of a classic German Pils.

09-22-2003 00:57:08 | More by RoyalT
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -10.1%

A: poured from draft a an earthy yellow with a
strong head. The carbonation is lively and
easily seen.

S: Malty with hints of grass/lemon

T: Strong malt flavors with hints of citrus.
The grainy/grassy flavors are the supporting
cast in this pils.

M: Heavy as pilsners go with a lot of body and
a little filmy after swallowing.

D: A drinkable pils but not as crisp and clean
as I prefer a pils to be. The malty flavor
wasn't strongly supported and the heaviness
is not a summer time draw, I'll try it again
in the fall.

06-07-2009 02:33:52 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-18-2013 09:17:39 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

07-14-2013 06:03:36 | More by EastBay_Nick
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-15-2012 03:49:46 | More by danthehopslamman
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sellmeagod

Virginia

2.23/5  rDev -40.7%

I'm not a pilsner fan in general, but this is certainly not one to get excited about.

Boring pour with light coloration. Smells alright, but that's probably because there's almost nothing to smell.

Sure it's a 4.4 abv little wimp, but even then the taste is lacking. Watery is an understatement. It feels like drinking club soda. You can drink it quick, though.

08-30-2010 00:49:52 | More by sellmeagod
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

This started out well, a very good-looking beer. Gold, thick white head, good lacing. Nice floral, outdoorsy aroma. The taste was pretty much all piney hops, way too much so. Not very crisp or refreshing. I've enjoyed other pilseners more. My wife, however, liked this beer a lot.

06-27-2008 22:26:36 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a clear golden brown with only 1/2 a finger of very light colored head.

Smell is mild hops and malt with a nice slight yeast bready smell.

Taste is similar to smell, basic and clean.

Mouthfeel is very light with a slightly dry finish.

This is a great beer for a hot summer day. Nice example of the style.

03-02-2011 02:50:54 | More by warnerry
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Lazaro

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-31-2013 22:57:03 | More by Lazaro
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-07-2012 18:28:38 | More by WuAnquo1
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-04-2013 13:10:29 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-01-2014 14:28:31 | More by Doomcifer
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

This is a welcoming beer to my winter-weary taste buds. I love the Pilsner style of beer, and this one is "just right" in the hops and malt department for me. It pours beautifully, a light amber with a thick head and lingering laciness. Smells of summer to me. Taste is crisp, with just the right balance. Mouthfeel is light/medium, and leaves the palate dry and refreshed. I could enjoy this one on the deck this summer with a grilled burger and potato salad, or right now with a tasty Reuben sandwich and chips. Sooo much better than the mass-produced pilsners being offered in the U.S. these days. I'll be back for more!

02-13-2014 20:10:19 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-06-2013 21:27:35 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.5%

Presentation: 12oz short brown twist, no freshness date.

Appearance: Slight hazy pale straw in colour with a creamy lace that does not want to dissipate.

Smell: A vivacious noble hop and light grain malt aroma perfume from this brew.

Taste: Malty none the less, noble hop (Hallertauer and Tettnang) in the bitterness and flavour. Runs clean, crisp and dry.

Notes: A choice American brewed pilsner with eight awards, as of 1998, for proof.

05-16-2002 19:08:51 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%

Pours a hazy yellow/light gold with an offwhite head that quickly drops into patchy lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malts dance a waltz with the floral hops and Granny Smith apple background. In the mouth, there is abundant fizzy carbonation and some moderate hop bite. Plenty of caramel malt sweetness in the taste, backed up with solid Munich maltiness. Fruity and floral hops are around to lend a delicate balance. Excellent finish is clean and dry. I could have a couple more of these, anytime. I enjoyed this one with pickled okra. A perfect session brew here.

02-17-2004 03:34:27 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%

12 ounce, stubby brown bottle, put into stream of commerce w/o freshness dating. Pours the expected golden straw, clear, looks as a pilsner should. Nose is heavily rye and flowery, with spicy German hops. White slight head and leaves a decent amount of white lacing. This one seems to lack the hopped for crispness and snap of a fine example of the style. Its way too "mushy" in the center to garner higher marks. Middle of the road pilsner.

04-09-2005 19:30:10 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Smell: grass and honey

Taste: grass, honey, toasted malt, and some floral hops.

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, very sweet with some light bitterness in the back

Overall: I am a person who prefers malts to hops and this is one of the maltier pilseners I have had in a while. With the low abv I could session this. I am glad I bought a six and will look for it again.

06-24-2011 14:29:55 | More by tigg924
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-03-2013 23:20:47 | More by aquazr1
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-09-2014 12:04:42 | More by KolbMarley
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is basic pilsener with a lot of lighter malts and some perfume notes from the hops.

The flavor is pilsner malt and a mix of hops. I get grass, flower and perfume notes from the hop bill in this beer.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-03-2010 04:24:44 | More by Mora2000
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esanchlsu

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +33%

07-15-2014 15:21:55 | More by esanchlsu
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Byeast

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured a very slightly hazed , goldenrod-yellow with a bubbly white head. Smell is of the malts , also some slightly spicy / herbal hop aromas. Taste is focused on the malts at first , pale malt , clean , hops provide a nice , crisp , straw and grass flavor that finishes very clean. Mouthfeel is light. A very drinkable German pilsener , not quite as much an effervecent showcase as many , but very drinkable and nice hop profile.

03-10-2006 22:40:51 | More by Byeast
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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.