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Sterling Pils - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
First Brewed: 2011
Starting Gravity: 1048
Bitterness: 30 IBUs
Alcohol %: 4.9
Malt: Sterling
Hops: Premium Pilsner

(Beer added by: beertunes on 01-15-2012)
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Reviews by CookstLiquor:
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a bright, rich lemon yellow colour. There's not a whole going on aroma-wise, a little bit of crackery grain and a hint of lemon. The taste is certainly pleasant and true to style. There's a nice minerally dryness to it with a hint of lemony hops. It's refreshingly crisp and thirst quenching. A perfect summer session beer.

04-30-2013 22:09:51 | More by CookstLiquor
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-08-2013 05:55:14 | More by dertyd
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

A finger of head on a clear, golden colored body. Looks good.
It has a great grain aroma, pure.
It has a nice flavor: moderate bitterness that has been rounded out by a touch of malty sweetness. Finishes with a mild bitter note.
It has a crisp texture with moderate carbonation.
Nice flavor with a low ABV makes this a beer to have again and again.

05-07-2013 01:13:35 | More by Fatehunter
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-29-2013 18:52:44 | More by jason_nwx
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Spikester

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-01-2013 06:16:20 | More by Spikester
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Pours a sorta colloidal hazed golden... nice white head... good retention.

Nose hits with a nice hoppy bite that previews the coming bitterness. Crisp hoppiness that is a little more floral than spicy... Definitely more PNW than Continental.

Good bitterness from front to back... hops are again floral.. grainy pils maltiness.

Very drinkable... but I think this 6-pack is old... cannot find a decent date, but this seems not quite fresh... still pretty nice.. love a good pilsner.

3.5/3.75/3.75/3.75/3.75

01-09-2014 06:38:21 | More by JohnGalt1
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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-18-2013 22:07:47 | More by afrokaze
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jdavin

Washington

1.98/5  rDev -45.5%

Had on tap at Bailey's Taproom in Portland.
Big diacetyl issue. Mostly ruined the beer for me. I have only an average diacetyl sense, and it was pretty clear to me there was a moderate diacetyl problem noticeable in both aroma and flavor.
Hard to say what the beer would've been like without that, since I couldn't smell hop presence under the diacetyl.

04-09-2013 17:44:32 | More by jdavin
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2013 03:54:32 | More by Jameswoody
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zestd

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-31-2013 20:41:20 | More by zestd
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blurredline

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-15-2013 02:50:24 | More by blurredline
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beergil

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-24-2013 03:18:01 | More by beergil
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MattSlem

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-06-2013 05:47:43 | More by MattSlem
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vkv822

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%

12oz : tulip
bottled on 3/29/13

Pours a clear, bright, pale-yellow with a thick, foamy white head that leaves pleasant lacing.

Spicy, grassy, herbal, floral hop notes. Crackery malt backing. Clean, crisp finish.

Medium body, fizzy carbonation.

A well done pilsner. Tasty hop profile balanced with a clean malt backing.

06-12-2013 08:42:45 | More by vkv822
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MadeInOregon

California

4.5/5  rDev +24%

06-01-2013 05:10:56 | More by MadeInOregon
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ale_man

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-21-2013 04:07:37 | More by ale_man
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-05-2013 07:39:33 | More by Zach122
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jbakajust1

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-13-2014 02:04:28 | More by jbakajust1
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-15-2013 08:57:43 | More by bernat1971
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-23-2013 03:02:02 | More by neckbeered
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-16-2013 22:18:56 | More by fizzyted
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance- Pours up a very good amount of head which seems to have some retention. The head is almost cotton white (there are faint hints of yellow) while the body is a clear pale straw that glows a lemon yellow when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind and the retention is quite formidable.

Nose- Pretty much your typical pilsner aroma- sweet malt, grain, and faint hints of spice. Some sourness from the grain as well. Has some presence but little complexity. Rather boring but to be expected from the style.

Taste- Reflective of the nose but with some citrus notes (orange and lemon) and a lengthy hops note. The hops are grassy, earthy, and herbal with some spicy characteristics. The hop notes are very well integrated and only reveal their complexity as result of the long finish. There's nothing terribly special about this beer but it is a good representation of the style. A little bit of white grape gives it a bit of a vinous quality as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with a nice smoothness and a slight vinous texture. Carbonation is light and well placed.

Drinkability- Very easygoing, borderline crisp and refreshing. I don't know if I would pay 9 bucks for a 6 pack of pilsner though. However, it is worth it if you are a fan of the style.

Overall- Solid beer and solid representation of the style. This beer won't wow you but is perfect for a summer day.

07-21-2013 03:06:55 | More by artoolemomo
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harrymel

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottled 12MAR13 (glad to see bottle dates on Ninkasi!!)

It's a golden ale with a solid quilt of bone white foam. Nice, classic look. Smells of grain, corn, rice hulls, some herbal hops, some chalk, slightly sweet nose. Flavor is corn pops, some bitterness, a little wood and floral character and a good grainy base. Medium on full for the style with fine moderately low carb for the style. Overall I'm happy to drink this, if it were canned, I'd take it to the lake probably. Easy drinker for sure.

04-28-2013 04:59:26 | More by harrymel
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-11-2013 02:57:23 | More by Kopfschuss
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Michigan

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06-19-2013 00:13:19 | More by MacStinson
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Sterling Pils from Ninkasi Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.