Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner

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BA SCORE
84
good

665 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 665
Hads: 1,737
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 7.49%
Wants: 60
Gots: 220 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-16-2001

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Reviews by unit555:
Photo of unit555
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ultimately, everythign that came out of this North Coast sampler was excellent but this one took me the longest to start enjoying. It just wasn't what I expected when I opened the first bottle.

The gold color is very dark but the clarity was good and the head seemed to last well into the glass. The smell was prominent and rich in both malt and hops.

The taste initially put me off. Reminded me more of a lager than a pilsner. I definitely started to warm up to it as I worked my way through the six pack.

Approach this beer with an open mind to avoid potential disappointment. (587 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bobvinson2002
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If God himself were to drink a beer, it would be this one. It has the light, drinkable texture, all of the alcohol content, and no nasty aftertaste. I can drink this while i eat dinner, or I can come in after mowing my grass and this beer is absolutely amazing. I have had it semi warm and ice cold. Of course Ice cold is the best. The one thing that I truly admire about this beers flavor is that is goes great with any food you make. I truly love it best with a big plate of fried Cod, Fried chips and hush puppies! (517 characters)

Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

A very warm day is a good day for pilsners. Here goes:

A: Pours a clear gold (maybe a little coppery, though) with a three-fingered head that leaves some lacing. The head is nice and fluffy and the beer looks like a pilsner. Great. 4.5/5

S: Good. None of the corn smell that is present in many American adjunct lagers - this one is solid barley (maybe some wheat, too) and hops. The malt is rather mild and grainy, but the hops are readily apparent. I can smell lemon, grass, pepper and lighter spices - very European and not robust like in American beers. Some drawbacks, but good.

Overall, the smell is rather simple: grainy malt and lemony hops. This is great for a pilsner, however. 4/5

T: Taste follows the nose except the malt is more apparent. Can still detect lemon, grass and lighter spices from the hops, and the malt has a rather distinct grainy taste. Simple but good. 4/5

M: Very clean and crisp. Glides down the throat. Great. 4.5/5.0

O: Proof that beers don't have to be complex to be very good. 4.25/5.00 (1,050 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (385 characters)

Photo of mojohawk21
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of RoyalT
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (609 characters)

Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (532 characters)

Photo of EastBay_Nick
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sellmeagod
2.24/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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. (363 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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. (280 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warnerry
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (315 characters)

Photo of Lazaro
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WuAnquo1
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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! (623 characters)

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kaiyote
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (450 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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. (564 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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. (441 characters)

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.