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FOAM Pilsner - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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FOAM Pilsner
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BA SCORE
85
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JizackFH on 09-09-2011)
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dave00100

Vermont

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-10-2011 17:54:28 | More by dave00100
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boofda

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-19-2012 04:40:46 | More by boofda
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THECPJ

Delaware

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-01-2011 01:28:09 | More by THECPJ
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-26-2011 02:38:47 | More by pheelingIt
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +26%

08-16-2012 20:34:11 | More by JottaGibboo
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derekfilcoff

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-13-2012 01:44:11 | More by derekfilcoff
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ThomasG19

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

08-17-2012 16:35:43 | More by ThomasG19
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John_M

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +18.6%

On tap at Max's for Baltimore Beer Week.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is all pils goodness, showcasing honey, bread dough, graham cracker and white pepper. The nose on this beer is just classic pils. On the palate, this beer is every bit as good, with a snappy, thirst quenching bitterness on the finish. Otherwise, the flavor profile replicates the nose beautifully. So much flavor in a 5.6% beer... this is fantastic stuff. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, with a crisp, thirst quenching, bitter finish. Alcohol is completely undetectable... this is such an easy drinking beer.

This is about as good as it gets in a domestic pils, and is clearly right up there with the best from Victory, Troegs and Stoudt. This beer truly shows the capabilities of the brewers at SN. Just excellent...

10-15-2011 18:57:25 | More by John_M
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ABokononist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-16-2012 17:26:36 | More by ABokononist
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-05-2012 01:47:01 | More by alamode
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JMC_TM

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-29-2014 03:32:28 | More by JMC_TM
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-30-2012 15:21:23 | More by wakajawaka76
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%

drinkin a FOAM watchin the Phish drop that plinko funk, doesnt get much better. def the best beer on tap at super ball IX in the beers of the world tent. phish should bring this beer on tour with them. if you ever have a chance to taste this beer, or see the phish, i highly recommend seizing the opportunity. im lookin in and it all would be so crystal clear if it wasnt for the foam!

06-02-2012 04:18:56 | More by HEADYdb
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

Had it on-tap at the Local in Saratoga Springs, NY.

A: Pours a brillant clear, golden body, allowing one to see some visible carbonation. I don't know if it was the waitress' fault (both times), but no head except a small white ring around the edge of the glass.

S: A nice cracker-like aroma balanced with some grassy hops. Slightly sweet from pale malts, but has notes of some spices.

T: Sweet bready malts upfront with a hint of grassy and herbal hops to give it the necessary bitterness. Some spices in the middle with notes of some grains in the middle. Finishes dry and almost a cracker-like finish.

M: Light body; lots of carbonation; crisp and clean mouthfeel.

O: I hope to see this one around more. Extremely easy to drink, had two in one sitting, and if it weren't for the fact they ran out, I would have had more. One of the better German Pilseners I've had in a long time.

10-03-2011 16:39:51 | More by BrewCrew2010
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a perfectly clear, lemon-hued body housing steady streams of effervescence underneath a fine, snow white head.

Smell: Pils malt yielding accents of dough, gently toasted grains while the hops bring notes of spice, peppery herbs, and mild citrus.

Taste: Grainy pilsner maltiness, lightly doughy, grainy, with just enough sweetness. Spicy, herbal, minutely citrusy hops with sufficient bitterness to perfectly balance things out. Finishes smooth yet crisp.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. A notch above medium carbonation for a pleasing crispness.

Overall: Very refreshing, very enjoyable. I couldn't care less about Phish if I tried, but this was a nice pils, SN.

08-12-2012 22:39:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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elgiacomo

Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%

32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours almost clear yellow with a one finger white head that recedes to a light cap and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.

Aroma is grassy, noble hops, a hint floral, some bready/cracker malt. Good strength.

Flavor is grassy, noble hops, decent bit of light malt sweetness, decent bit of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Very nice Pilsner, Crisp, super easy drinking. Hoppy, but still balanced.

07-29-2012 01:29:12 | More by elgiacomo
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

This was one of the beer I had at the Sierra Nevada beer dinner at Kickbacks. Nice. big pilsner fan. Lived in czech rep. great repsrestation of style. big body for style. nice hop balance. Was a great night. Had amazingly paired food with one of my all time favorite breweries. I would love to have this beer again as well as others from the night.

12-06-2011 21:00:39 | More by CampusCrew
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JizackFH

New York

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

Picked up a growler of this earlier tonight at Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY. This is apparently brewed for Phish music festivals.

A - This beer pours a nice clear golden straw color. It has a big fluffy 3-finger white head on it. The head has really good retention, and it leaves behind quite a bit of scattered lace on the glass.

S - It smells of biscuity pilsner malt up front. There is a nice floral hop presence, that adds a bit of spiciness as well. There are also some earthy grassy aromas too it.

T - The taste starts off with some bready malts and a touch of sweetness. There is a nice hop presence that adds some spiciness as well as some mild bitterness. There is a nice earthy grassiness in the background as well. The finish is somewhat dry and clean.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down smooth and has a nice crisp feel to it. There is some hop spiciness, as well as some bitterness. I found this to be very refreshing. It dries out in the finish which is quite clean.

O - This has very good drinkability. It goes down easy, and I could drink glass after glass of this on a hot summer day. Very refreshing. Overall, I thought this was a very nice pilsner. This is the third or so pilsner I have had by Sierra Nevada, and they have all been solid. Anyways, I really enjoyed this one, and I recommend giving it a shot if you come across it.

09-09-2011 10:51:37 | More by JizackFH
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Kromes

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Growler from Ale Yeah! in Roswell, GA during the Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Being a Phish fan, I had to grab a growler of FOAM.

A: A clear straw color with a fluffy white head. fluffhead?

S: Sweet honey malt and a floral and grassy hop.

T: The malt starts out a little sweet and with a little grain. The hop then comes in a provides a grassy flavor and bitterness to balance out the malt. Finish is a touch bitter with some lingering grain.

M: Medium body, which was a surprise, with good peppery carbonation. Bitter in the finish.

O: A little bit more bitter than other Pilseners. After the initial few sips, it all blends rather nicely.

07-28-2012 18:57:59 | More by Kromes
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Rion

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-18-2013 16:47:48 | More by Rion
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adam42381

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2014 21:39:22 | More by adam42381
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-02-2013 04:21:35 | More by Nightrain87
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goodonezach

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-28-2012 22:36:38 | More by goodonezach
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-20-2013 16:08:05 | More by InspectorBob
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bob727

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-21-2011 06:48:08 | More by bob727
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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.