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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

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 51
Gots: 168 | 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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Ratings: 1,671 | Reviews: 667
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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lite gold pour (16oz draft) with white head. Baked bread with hint of floral notes; bready with a little floral finish. Lite, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a nice lite way to start the day.

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geryeb624
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cesarz
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derekgw123
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 10Crumra
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is one of the better widely available pilseners made in the united states i think. its super refreshing and bright, but its got a little body too it, nothing watery about it at all, and has a ton of flavor, nothing adjunct about it, with just a little sweetness in the middle before the more bready or crackery malts come in, fresh and sturdy for the style. hops are light, enough bitter to balance a higher sweetness, but not real intense at all. some grassy notes, really fresh this is fantastic. a great beer with greasy food like pizza and wings, not filling at all, and more than just a palate cleanser. i havent been the hugest fan of north coast over the years, never really thought they stood out much, but this one is awesome, and im not usually too excited about pilsener. delicious, different, worth buying for sure. this may become a go to for me. sessionable forever at this abv too.

Photo of woogie359
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMani
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedvr
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MNJR
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A disappointing beer from North Coast, a normally great brewery. I have had this a few times over the last few years, and it's always the same: a little flat; flavors that don't belong (a bit sour with funky vegetables); watery; unpleasant aftertaste; and very reminiscent of macro beers costing half the price. There are so many better pilsners than this.

Photo of misterworldwide
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerRunner
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ingles1989
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tschiess
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabianno
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is clean and mildly flowery, sweet, and grainy. The body is very clear and pale amber in color with a frothy, eggshell-white head. There is more malt in the flavor than hops. The malt is smooth, sweet, and bready; the hops are only mildly bitter and add a hint of spiciness and floweriness. The body is medium-light with moderate, frothy carbonation and a good bite.

The mild hop bitterness and malt sweetness work well together, though the latter is unexpectedly prominent. The body isn't overly light and crisp but rather softly fizzy with just enough bite to be refreshing. Pleasant and satisfying.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.