FOAM Pilsner - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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FOAM Pilsner
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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: JizackFH on 09-09-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cole's. Served initially too cold, its true balance and flavour reveals itself as it warms to room temperature. Light yellow,and lacey, but yet spot on and so drinkable. Very good dinkability. Very good malting that adds to the mild but significant bitterness.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks and dots form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some slight corn/vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same but there is a nice herbal hop finish with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink and has a better flavor than aroma in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a pilsner glass. Pours clear yellow-golden with a nice white head. Good retention and plenty of lacing. The nose carries a good dose of continental hops. A bit spicy with nice floral character. Delicate. Flavor has crisp malt underneath some biting hops. Good floral hop presence throughout. Very crisp and concise. A very well done pilsner.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

a very good pilsener, true to its name its nice and frothy from the tap, with a little color to it for the style. smells and tastes like what i claims to be. there is a nice grassy hop complexion in the finish and a little more body than we usually get in the style without sacrificing refreshment. its a beer drinkers pils, thats for sure. very dry, with a longer finish too, more hops than normal, but thats just fine with me. a great all day session type beer for those who get bored with light beers. sierra nevada always has top tier seasonals, and this one is no slouch. is this bottled or canned? i have only seen it on tap

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of oline73
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden light amber with fluffy white head and a mild amount of lacing.

Smell: Very mild. Crisp pils malt with a sweet honey note.

Taste: Light and very easy to drink. It definitely has that distinctive pilsner taste. Bready grain with a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: Admittedly, this isn't my favorite style, but I really enjoyed this beer. Super easy to drink. I would definitely have another.

Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brief head that leaves some streaky lace. Color is straw with the mildest of hazes.

Raw grainy freshly gristed malt aroma with a flowery hop background. Mild.

Crisp with a rounded swallow. Interesting. Tastes of raw grain and a touch of oats. The swallow features a moderate peppery bite from the hop. There's some berry sweetness in the flavor. Very refreshing on a hot humid day.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a slight haze to it. 1/2" head lasts a bit.

Smell: some grass and bread is all you can detect here.

Taste: bready malt, bits of grass, some green apples, and a moderate bitterness makes up a simple but tasty pils.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Very crisp throughout. Short lasting afftertaste.

Overall: I found this to be very drinkable and nicely refreshing. Not a beer to blow you away, but a very solid offering.

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of plaid75
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was Goid retention and lacing.

The smell featured light pilsner malt, a grassy hop and fruity esters.

The taste consisted of a grainy pilsner malt, typical noble hopping and a pronounced ester.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty, fruity pilsner.

Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear pale yellow color with less than 1/2 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma had a solid grain base, with some gentle, earthy hops in the background. The flavor profile was the same, solid grains, with some nice balancing hoppiness. The flavors combined nicely for a well balanced combination of flavors.

The body was a bit fuller and thicker than is typical for the style, and had a smooth, crisp and dry finish. Drinkability was very good, you could easily knock off several of these over an afternoon. Overall, a pretty nice take on the style. Maybe not the beer for you if you like your Pilseners on the lighter side, but certainly worth a shot to decide for yourself.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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5/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.