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Scrimshaw Pilsner - North Coast Brewing Co.

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very good

1,571 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,571
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 42
Gots: 114 | 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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Photo of JosiahS
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

glass: Pilsner glass

appearance: golden color, lots of bubbles 2-finger frothy head that momentarily looks impressive. soapy lacing.

smell: yeast, light doughy malt, slightly fruity (pineapple) and zesty hops.

taste: yeasty, crackery malt, light lemon zest.

mouthfeel: very carbonated and a bit watery.

overall: there's a lack of bittering and flavoring hops when it comes to my ideal pilsner. The carbonation could be toned down a bit too. an OK beer at best.

JosiahS, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of sneefcity
5/5  rDev +32.6%

sneefcity, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Popp24, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, as usual with north coast, hidden freshness date. This pours a nice golden color with a white head. The smell is a nice crisp pilsner, grass, hops, malts. The feel is light and crisp. The taste is some of the same, nice and crisp, a fine pilsner.

DavidST, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Sarunas7, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of MaxOfMetal
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dexterk1, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Blanco, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -20.4%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

erlenmeyer, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Pilsner style glass.

A real nice simple white head, foamy, with minor retention and somewhat whipped character. Head falls slowly onto a golden light lemon slightly opaque body. Very slow rising carbonation creeps up. Looks good.

A good mix of doughy and crisp bread malts. Sense of rolled baked white bread. Fresh. Fresh lemon and juice with the bread action give a sweetness not unlike lemon meringue pie.

Taste brings a slight dull but nice lemon hop bitter. Palate matches the nose nicely, giving to a fresh white bread taste, and matching lemon sweetness. Carbonation seems a little more subdued, but still gives hint of crispness, much like soda somewhat but not flat.

Overall, a solid Pilsner quite nice. It's been a little warm today so I am enjoying this one, feels right.

smakawhat, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of WuAnquo1
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

WuAnquo1, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of salinasa
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

salinasa, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with a 1.5 finger head which settles into a nice cap over the beer. Good lacing as well.

Aroma is sweet malt with some honey detectable. Not much in the way of hops.

The taste is much like the smell. Sweet malt along with a touch of bready grain. A small hint of grassy hops is detectable however bitterness is low to moderate. Finishes fairly clean.

This is a good, clean, thirst quenching beer. I would have liked a touch more bitterness and a little less sweetness but I would seek it out again.

rangerred, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of qwertyiop
4/5  rDev +6.1%

qwertyiop, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Gregwa, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +6.1%

buckyp, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +6.1%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of mattbk
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden, slightly copper color. Slight head, not a lot of lacing along the glass.

S: Nice malt sweetness. I get a little bubblegum from the aroma. Some faint hop aroma.

T: Similar sweetness, light hop taste and bitterness. Clean and tasty. Very drinkable. No off flavors apparent.

M: Thin and light mouthfeel, carbonation is crisp but not too much or too little.

O: Would have liked a bit more hop balance, but overall a very refreshing, satisfying beer. Worth a try for pilsner fans.

mattbk, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed December 30, 2011. Poured a 12 bottle into a flute glass.

A: Poured an impressive 2.5 fingered creamy head. The body was a golden amber with carbonation rising quickly.

S: Smells slightly hop, but with a strong background of grains. The best thing of the smell is that it carries a nice honey sweetness.

T: This taste is not your regular hoppy beers. It comes in with a light hopness goes, then into a unpleasant taste and ends with a slight light bitterness at the end.

M: This feels very light, but it bites crisply.

O: This is a beer that reminds me of a macro. North Coast makes some great brews, but this is something that could be passed on.

TheAlamoWrocker, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of SargeC
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Grebdioz, Dec 29, 2011
Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.