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FOAM Pilsner - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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FOAM Pilsner
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
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 popery
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

popery, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +6.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jadeal, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of chefduff2
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

harrynuggs, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Matchews, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dana718, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

baklo, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GrindFatherBob, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Fahz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Fahz, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of phishfoolme
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

phishfoolme, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"I'm looking through and it all would be so crystal clear if it wasn't for the foam." - Phish

@ Victoria's Station in Salem. Didn't expect to find one-off beers there. I hear tell FOAM was brewed for Phish's performance at Bonnaroo.

For a beer called foam it sure doesn't have much of it. Head dies within the first few minutes. Clear, deep gold color.

Smells and tastes really clean. Some dough to the aroma but pretty neutral. Taste is, again, clean and neutral with some raw dough and subtle hop spice. Full body.

For a music festival in the hot Tennessee sun a guess a fine pils is in order but for a beer called foam I was expecting a big headed BSPA gusher or heady saison.

One of my least favorite Phish songs by the way.

donkeyrunner, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, Pours a clear golden color with a half inch of head. Aroma is grassy with some grains and lemon. Some lacing. The taste is cut grass, lemon peel and malts. A bit floral at the end. Light, crisp mouthfel with alot of carbonation. Extremely drinkable. Somewhat sweet and bready. Overall, decent beer I'd have again during the summer months. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada Summerfest.

PicoPapa, Sep 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

alamode, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

OldTime, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from teh growler into a pilsner glass. Body is clear yellow, with plenty of bubbles rising nicely to reinforce a 1-finger bright white head.

S: Some bread dough and cereal grains provide the malt profile, while the hops provide a bit of grassiness, some generic fruitiness and mild lemony citrus.

T: Cereal grains up front with a touch of sweetness. Herbal, grassy and modestly lemony citrus hops provide bitterness that balances it out. Lingering crisp bitterness. Reminds me in that way of Sixpoint's "The Crisp." Lighter in flavors than many of the PA pilsners I usually drink (e.g. Victory, Troegs, etc.).

M: Light-to-medium in heft (on the lighter side of the scale). Carbonation is finely prickly, but active (I got some up my nose by accident, an interesting experience).

O: Light, easy-drinking and refreshing - a good summer or lawnmower beer, or one that I'd enjoy drinking at an outdoor music festival in the heat, so the Phish tie-in is appropriate.

Kendo, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

ColForbinBC, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 12, 2012
FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.