1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

429 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 429
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 429 | Reviews: 186 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

M1A2, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Roger85
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Roger85, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of KillaB
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of mungus
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mungus, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev +5.8%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Gregwa, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of gr0g
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

gr0g, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%

Pint on Tap at Cigar City Tampa FL for 5$

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, noble hops, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and hops. There is also some noble hops and some lemon zest and some grassy notes. It also has a breadiness to it and a hint of ginger. It ends with a floral grainy aftertaste.

Overall – Quite refreshing and very drinkable, Sierra Nevada rarely disappoints. Not something I'd rush out to buy again, but still glad I tried.

spinrsx, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of dcguitar
4/5  rDev +5.8%

dcguitar, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Bfarr
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%

Golden straw colored with moderate white head with good retention. Earthy, floral aroma with light citrus. Balanced sweetness with a bright, sticky floral bittering and light biscuit flavors. Moderate pilsner and hop linger. Crisp but slightly heavy feel.

I really think this is quite a heavy beer but the flavor is easy going and fairly complex. Even though it’s a low abv imperial, I really couldn’t drink more than 1 of these at a time.

Bfarr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
4.5/5  rDev +19%

TheMarkE, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of BigBarley
4/5  rDev +5.8%

BigBarley, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bluckbeyes, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +19%

WritersBlock, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Eastside151
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Eastside151, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Clear dark gold colour with a small, white head. Fair to poor head retention.

Sweet pilsner malt with an interesting herbal hop character. Nice.

Sweet malt with almost honey notes. Moderate bitterness. Light herbal character. Okay.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp.

A nice beer but nothing particularly special.

dgilks, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of sloelco
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sloelco, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color pilsner with a nice big white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light hoppy fruity notes with light floral malt base. Taste is also dominated by loads of some light floral malt base with some medium residual sugar notes and some light dry hoppy notes with light fruity undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though not imperial in any way.

Phyl21ca, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -20.6%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Clear and bright, pale hay color. Great bubbling, great head and residual foam. A little lacing too. This is a great looking pilsner!

Floral and grassy hop aroma dominate with some hay, unmalted barley, and lightly toasted water cracker backbone.

Bitter flower petals and some earthy grass hop bite grabs the tongue right away. The middle let some of the light cracker and hay like malt flavors mix with hops. The overall flavor and feel of this beer is crisp, bitter, bright, and refreshing. If you like hoppy pilsners, this beer is for you.

scruffwhor, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

briandaube, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a translucent dark yellow/light orange color. Small but sense white head. Cap and collar stick around throughout. Sticky lacing.

Cereal grains with a bunch of bright citrus hops.

Hops shine right through the weak malt backbone. Light bitter follow-through. Drinks about its stated ABV.

Lower but biting, crisp carbonation. Medium to medium-low mouthfeel.

Very drinkable/refreshing. Not sure where they get "imperial" from bring only 5.6%abv but enjoyed nonetheless. Thanks egrace84!

Duff27, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +19%

muchloveforhops3, Dec 12, 2012
Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.