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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

122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
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 Kendo
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +3.5%
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
Photo of ThomasG19
4.5/5  rDev +20%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of JottaGibboo
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
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
Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev 0%

mattparsons, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of smcolw
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

smcolw, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Chugs13, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.75/5  rDev 0%

PretzelsNBeer, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours almost clear yellow with a one finger white head that recedes to a light cap and doesn’t leave much lacing behind.

Aroma is grassy, noble hops, a hint floral, some bready/cracker malt. Good strength.

Flavor is grassy, noble hops, decent bit of light malt sweetness, decent bit of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Very nice Pilsner, Crisp, super easy drinking. Hoppy, but still balanced.

elgiacomo, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of goodonezach
4/5  rDev +6.7%

goodonezach, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Kromes
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Ale Yeah! in Roswell, GA during the Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Being a Phish fan, I had to grab a growler of FOAM.

A: A clear straw color with a fluffy white head. fluffhead?

S: Sweet honey malt and a floral and grassy hop.

T: The malt starts out a little sweet and with a little grain. The hop then comes in a provides a grassy flavor and bitterness to balance out the malt. Finish is a touch bitter with some lingering grain.

M: Medium body, which was a surprise, with good peppery carbonation. Bitter in the finish.

O: A little bit more bitter than other Pilseners. After the initial few sips, it all blends rather nicely.

Kromes, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of phishinNYC
1/5  rDev -73.3%

phishinNYC, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.75/5  rDev 0%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of deanhead
3.75/5  rDev 0%

deanhead, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

GreenMountainBoy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

ShemRahBoo, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
4/5  rDev +6.7%

denimdemon, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -20%

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

marshmeli, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of snowsurfer422
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

snowsurfer422, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Antnyd82
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Antnyd82, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of derekfilcoff
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
FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.