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Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,266 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1266
Reviews: 627
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%


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 steveh:
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steveh

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this on sale at a local that's newly selling micro-brews. I can't recall if I've ever had this one before, maybe on a visit to the west coast.

No dating on the stubby brown bottle.

A -- Clear, deep golden color with a very dense, long-lasting, off-white head. Very Pils-like.

S -- Light graininess and mild DMS.

T -- Grainy, almost nutty character up front that folds into a slightly citric, lightly tart fruitiness. Finish is lightly bready with some mild, spicy hops in the aftertaste. Even some mild tart to sour character in the aftertaste with warming. Not lager-like, but not distracting.

M -- Mouthfeel is fleetingly soft & slick to crisp with a medium-light body.

O -- Not a bad drinker, nothing offensive and very refreshing on another hot day, but lacking in any real Pils character other than the look and some light bitterness in the aftertaste. At $7 a sixer, it wasn't a bad buy, anything more and I'd have probably felt ripped-off.

*Edit: Just reading at the N. Coast web site that this beer has won medals in the category "American Lager Ale." While I'm not sure of the BA's definition, if it's anything close to a Kölsch, and NC had labeled this beer as such, I'd have given it higher marks.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 21:16:33 | More by steveh
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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.