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FOAM Pilsner - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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FOAM Pilsner
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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
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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Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 00:37:27 | More by Sammy
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 04:44:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-14-2013 18:40:02 | More by djrn2
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3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 19:07:10 | More by Thorpe429
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-15-2013 16:56:44 | More by nmann08
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-27-2013 17:31:40 | More by acurtis
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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 22:39:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-15-2011 19:18:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-14-2012 19:28:25 | More by JAHMUR
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3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 23:34:41 | More by oline73
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-15-2014 09:42:45 | More by zestar
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 19:08:04 | More by smcolw
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 22:12:10 | More by Gavage
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-20-2013 16:08:05 | More by InspectorBob
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4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

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

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2013 22:20:31 | More by plaid75
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3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2013 17:25:47 | More by beertunes
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-01-2011 01:28:09 | More by THECPJ
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2013 00:04:31 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-04-2012 04:03:12 | More by chippo33
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-28-2013 07:27:57 | More by popery
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New Jersey

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

On-tap, served in a pint glass

Pours a clear light golden yellow with a paper white thick two finger cap. Some good lacing and big sip marks. The nose is of some honey, clean pilsner malt, floral notes, and some grass. The flavor profile mimics the nose. Clean lightly sweet malt with a prominent earth presence. Fresh cut grass and floral bitterness in the finish. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter, clean, crisp, and dry. This is a great beer for the summer heat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 21:27:14 | More by ColForbinBC
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-21-2013 06:20:38 | More by twelveinches
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-18-2013 08:17:05 | More by jaxon53
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-13-2013 05:05:41 | More by outoffocus
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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.