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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

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 11
Gots: 4 | 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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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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of HEADYdb
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
4.25/5  rDev +13%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

teenwolfmansbro, Apr 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

boofda, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

JAHMUR, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

hyoung41, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

pheelingIt, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

dave00100, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of CampusCrew
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

CampusCrew, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
5/5  rDev +33%

THECPJ, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of phichifiji00
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: light amber, clear, pours 1/2 finger of thick white head that fades quickly.

Smell: Malty, hoppy, hints of citrus, crystal malt, hint of pine resin.

Taste: Malty throughout, bready in the middle, bitter finish,

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation, crisp, creamy.

Overall: A tasty pilsner. Nothing crazy going on here, but well executed. Drinkability is high.

phichifiji00, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

casualfan, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is from a tasting I had of this in July at the Phish Superball Festival - Watkins Glenn, NY. Yes, I know its a few months old in my mind now, but I wanted to write a few things down on what I remember, plus I highly doubt I will ever have the opportunity to drink again...If I do, I will update. I was deff loking forward to having this brew as it was brewed in honor of my favorite band.

From what I remember, it poured a light crisp golden color. Nice Foam for a pils...(I guess thats why they call it FOAM)...or maybe its for Phish?? :)
Anyway, It was actually a pretty decent tasting pils from what I remember. Super easy to drink, tastey, and a bit higher ABV than some other pils being offered at a place like a festy...I had a bunch of these throughout the weekend.
Id really like to have again and review live.

DrinkSlurm, Nov 14, 2011
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.

Gavage, Nov 12, 2011
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.

oline73, Oct 20, 2011
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.

Sammy, Oct 19, 2011
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...

John_M, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

BrewCrew2010, Oct 03, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

JizackFH, Sep 09, 2011
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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.