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Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

428 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-18-2011)
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Pahn

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. From the 2012 Beer Camp 12pack.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1.5 inch frothy white head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing. Crystal clear orange-ish yellow. No additional lacing. Head retention so bad it looks like apple juice.

Smell: Bold floral and spicy German hops, giving a thick, oily impression. Nice mild sweet citrus underneath. Light bready malt background.

Taste: Chewy, sugary orange candy-like citrus hops, tinged with the same spicy/floral noble hop notes from the aroma. Nice, with a whitebread backbone that barely makes itself noticed.

I like the conceit here (pilsner flavors with the hop element dialed up to 11), but the balance is off. Still, I'm going all the way up to a 4 because the hop flavor is so robust, and the overall taste is unique and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Smooth and soft, not quite juicy, but kind of oily. Wish it finished crisper/dryer to cut that oily feel. Moderate carbonation despite looking still.

Overall: Tasty beer. Could be educational for pilsner haters. Whether it serves that purpose or not, I'm satisfied with it. Wish it were better balanced and had a better feel, but I'm impressed overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 02:30:00 | More by Pahn
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A: golden color

T: very hoppy pilsner lots of grapefruit/citrus notes with a mild bitterness

M: full clean body with good amount of carbonation

O: decent pilsner would have liked more floral hop character.

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Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.