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FOAM Pilsner - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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FOAM Pilsner
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.6%
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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Ratings: 128 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -20%

brez8791, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

marshmeli, Jun 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

snowsurfer422, Jun 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Antnyd82, Jun 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

derekfilcoff, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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
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4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
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
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

teenwolfmansbro, Apr 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

boofda, Jan 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

JAHMUR, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

hyoung41, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

pheelingIt, Dec 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

dave00100, Dec 10, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +8%
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
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

THECPJ, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +6.7%

casualfan, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
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
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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
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
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3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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
FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.