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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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02-13-2013 18:58:26 | More by tsco7
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer last night, but didn't have time to do a full review.
(Going off my memory for an abridged review)

A - Golden yelow, small bubbles, 1 finger white head
S - Subtle tones of hops and a light malt body
T - Tastes just like a pilsner should taste...
M - Crisp and smooth
O - Overall, this makes an awesome Summer beer. I had 2 of these within 15 minutes as they were extremely easy to drink and were extremely light and delicate on the palate. Great beer for a Barbeque or when it's hot outside and you need something refreshing. This is more of a July beer than a September beer (from where I'm at - CT).

Would certainly drink again, but not at this time of the year.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 16:19:35 | More by GeckoPunk
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-09-2012 01:35:07 | More by Freshlikeugh
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wmc0005

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-26-2012 02:34:51 | More by wmc0005
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mwayne


4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-12-2012 22:08:16 | More by mwayne
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OoReFLuXoO

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-03-2012 07:01:17 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lambic glass.

Body is the color of pale, filtered apple juice. Clean and clear. Carbonation. Head was about 1/3 of the glass and has dissipated, leaving a ring and moderate lacing.

Aroma is fruity hops, more than just citrus. A better nose than mine would help. Also some grain. Not overly strong.

Taste is a good German pilsner. Just enough sweetness, malt and some hops.

Mouthfeel is good. Sweetness does not coat your mouth, leaving a clean palate.

Overall a very good beer. It is a step beyond most pilsners, but not quite an imperial. The labeling is my only issue with this one. I would buy another, but supply is very limited.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 20:15:34 | More by KansasBeerLover
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Backlash209

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-10-2012 20:58:02 | More by Backlash209
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-12-2012 02:58:47 | More by MrTana
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motorhed

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass.

A - Pours traditional pilsner color, light gold, perfect clarity with bubbles from the bottom. At the pour, it was perfect, about 2 fingers of head at the top of the glass that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S - Skunky comes out up front followed by sweetness, biscuit, and grassy hops in the back. Interesting mix of smells...similar to a Helles lager to me...

T - Like this beer a lot. Very easy drinking. Sweetness up front, biscuit, and grassy hop flavors. Delicious.

M - Light-medium bodies with medium carbonation levels and a clean, crisp finish. Very refreshing and a nice dry finish.

O - Really liked this beer and was surprised i liked it as much as i did. Well done! Will drink again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 01:17:33 | More by motorhed
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant and golden with a medium sized white head. Apples, pears, grapefruit, very fruit aroma. Sweetness is balanced by a very clean bitterness and accentuated by more hop fruit in the flavor profile. Lager yeast characteristics are present and very clean. Great hop flavor achieved through dry hopping. Mouthfeel starts off creamy but finishes with a fantastic dryness.

At 5.6% ABV I don’t really agree with calling this an Imperial Pilsner, but this would make a great session beer on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 23:14:10 | More by TheCrowsNest
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Thurgoft

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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HoppyHoward

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-23-2012 03:25:10 | More by HoppyHoward
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busterwhite

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with a thin head and not much lacing.

Smells of malt and yeast with a hint of spiciness from the hops.

Taste follows the nose, malt up front with a bit off hop spiciness on the slightly dry finish.

Mouthfeel a little on the thin side of medium but fuller than a normal pilsner.Carbonation is a little prickly and on the high side, but not out of norm for the style.

Overall a tasty pilsner, a little hoppier than most. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 21:30:03 | More by busterwhite
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jlieber17

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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mdmusch

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-11-2012 02:19:07 | More by mdmusch
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kgmm77

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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akokinakes

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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robertrunner

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-11-2013 03:27:35 | More by robertrunner
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dontpanic5


3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a hay color with a small white head. The smell is a good mix of malts and hops, there is wheat and what smells like European hops. This has the bite that I would expect from an imperial pilsner. The hops are certainly at the forefront. There's a certain fruitiness to the taste. The mouthfeel is light with a good carbonation, just what I would expect from the type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:05:45 | More by dontpanic5
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FISHMAN63

California

4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am really enjoying this Beer! Love Sierra Nevada's Hoppy approach to this Pilsner. Nice golden straw color. Great nose and taste. Piney Floral flavors are abundant. Well balanced. Wouldn't know that this beer is almost 6% if it didn't say it on the side of the bottle. Really enjoy the resiny mouthfeel that the crystal and pacifica dry hops bring to this beer.

This is a Great Summer Beer! It was over 100 Degrees F. at my house today and this was the perfect beer to sit back and relax with.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:38:44 | More by FISHMAN63
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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.