1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Skyscraper - Tin Mill Brewing Company

Not Rated.
SkyscraperSkyscraper

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Mill Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available year round, Skyscraper is a premium German style pilsner with a mild malt flavor and a clean crisp finish. Made with all barley and no rice or corn, Skyscraper beer is cold lagered for nearly 6 weeks.

(Beer added by: MTNboy on 08-13-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bort11:
Photo of bort11
bort11

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Fluffy white head stands a little over an inch. As the head recedes a chunky ring sticks to the edge of the glass, but not much below that. Color has a slight haze but is clear for the most part. Color is a light straw yellow.

Smell is a light presence. It shifts back and forth between a dry graininess and a grassy hops. There are some mild mineral elements in the nose. Taste is more grassy up front but then finishes out with a crackery grain.

Mouthfeel is very soft, which helps the drinkability. Either the water is naturally soft in Hermann, MO, or a lot of gypsum was added to soften the water. It is a little chalky, but not gritty. Not a bad thing. Solid pilsener style.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 04:18:22 | More by bort11
More User Reviews:
Photo of leroybrown10
leroybrown10

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2014 17:04:52 | More by leroybrown10
Photo of Rdstarr
Rdstarr

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2012 03:10:57 | More by Rdstarr
Photo of Chriscrundwell12
Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a GTOTMW Tasting glass.

A- Big bubbly white 3 finger head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing on the side, well carbonated, light clear golden yellow color.
S- Bready malt, grassy earthy notes, slight lemon zest, slight hops, really mellow.
T- Lemon zest, bready malt, some graininess, peppery spice, slight honey flavor, slight sweetness, really refreshing.
M- Small mouth feel, well carbonated, clean crisp finish.
O- Refreshing pilsner, nothing special or unique, it’s enjoyable but nothing I would revisit again.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 22:10:50 | More by Chriscrundwell12
Photo of soju6
soju6

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, light golden color with a decent head and some lacing.

S: Mild sweetness backed by fresh grain.

T: Has a mild sweetness with a bit of lemon flavor. Also a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance.

O: This seemed to hit the spot. An easy drinker. Not bad for the style. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 20:05:12 | More by soju6
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of beige head. Average lacing & head retention

S; Breadyness, grainyness & fruittyness, no real presence of hops, a hint of diacetyl as well

T: Bready sweetness, flinty hops a touch of pear & apple as well up front. I start getting some soapy hops as this warms & a touch of grainyness, then apple & pear juice & ever so slight lemony hops & dryness. Finishes fairly crisp & too sweet, with some grainy notes

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation & balances alright,

Drinks easy enough, but out of whack for a pils, too sweet & fruitty, hops need to assert themselves more

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 05:15:34 | More by russpowell
Photo of stephens101
stephens101

Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow-orange with an unrestrained and ceaseless rush of bubbles that keeps the thick white head immortal. A bit of lemon and sweet malt to the nose. Nondescript. Orange and lemon on the tongue with banana, sugar, spice, a sliver of meringue, and a welcomed bitter bite at the end. Light and almost creamy going down, but not enough to inhibit the downing of a few over the course of an evening. If this was a Stout or an IPA it would be two grades higher on style alone. Fuck that. Dig This.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 03:49:56 | More by stephens101
Photo of scruffwhor
scruffwhor

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you n8dietz for picking up this beer I would have otherwise never heard of.

The color is a nice golden hay with some light amber . Very nice bubbling that rise to a two finger head after the pour. The foam quickly recdes to a thin ring and then nothing.

Dry toasted malt grain with a little chalk and some pelletized hop grass aromas. The malt and grass are both a bit thin, but still noticeable.

Good carbonation tingling the front of my palate. Then some dry toasted malt grains. The hops area a little earthy and dry thanks to some gypsum flavors. The finish is a little chaulky but still well carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 18:07:41 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of clegolfski
clegolfski

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = Large off white effervescent head. High carbonation heads to it evaporating to a skim quickly. Clear light golden color.

S = Sweet smell with some sharpness, but its really hard to pick up on aroma because it is so subtle.

T = Lot of malt for a pilsner. Sweet more than crisp with the hop profile evident only on the back end. Taste has some staying power but its just a little off. It's not bad but its not great. One of their better offerings though.

M = The mouthfeel is pretty full for a pilsner and it has a a fairly dry finish.

D = Good but the sweetness hurts the drink-ability.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 01:30:52 | More by clegolfski
Photo of birchstick
birchstick

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear yellow with a massive head

S - smells grainy and malty with a touch of lemon and a touch of grass

T - taste follows the nose. A nice malty, grainy pilsner, true to style. There is a light lemon flavor as well. This is a nice clean, crisp pilsner.

M - full body with a lot of carbonation...nice

D - this is a pretty decent pilsner. Very true to the style, easy drinking and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 00:15:26 | More by birchstick
Photo of Dave412
Dave412

Missouri

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Drank this one a while back, never added the review...
Taken from my notes.

A. Very light yellow color, thin foam, no retention.
S. Very little on the nose.
T. Tastes is there, flavor is better and more present than it looks and smells. Leaves me looking for a little more though. Decent mouthfeel.
D. As I said, was looking for a little more in terms of flavor. Overall its rather drinkable and would enjoy a couple of these on a summer or warm fall evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 02:23:24 | More by Dave412
Photo of Cresant
Cresant

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date. There was a mild chill haze in the golden-yellow body. The head was crisp white which faded to a cap and ring.

Smell was a pleasant grainy aroma, slight lemony notes.

Taste was crisp and tart. Light vegetal character. There was a significant bitter aftertaste, drying finish. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel was zippy, sharp, and crisp. Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 13:06:12 | More by Cresant
Photo of hooliganlife
hooliganlife

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours slightly hazy yellow with a light white head. light retention.

light malt scents with a faint hop scent

nice malty biscuit flavor up front followed by a nice bitter hop flavor that lingers though the finish

a good bite to it, helps enhance the flavor. makes this feel kind of full

a decent pilsner all around and a great summer beer. nothing really to set it apart from other pilsners but very solid and very easy and relaxing to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 22:56:58 | More by hooliganlife
Photo of Vancer
Vancer

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-hazy golden yellow, big ol' white head pops up and dies in a few minutes, leaving sticky laces in the Corsendonk tulip.

Husky grain in the aroma and the taste, even a bit of euro skunk mixed into the bag. Some grassy notes and hints of the infamous corn. Crisp and clean finish. An OK beer, but not one that I would pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 21:23:24 | More by Vancer
Photo of ChainGangGuy
ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale hay-hued body with a small, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Faintly sweetish pilsner malt nose with some mild floral and spice hop notes.

Taste: Light pale malts, slightly grainy, and with a light sweetness. Tiny hint of lemon. Floral hop character with a mild bitterness. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp with a small bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine pilsener to combat the Missouri heat (provided Missouri even gets much heat). Though, if you're in a bind as to reach for their other pilsener or the Skyscraper, I'll lend my recommendation to the latter.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 20:40:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Monkeyknife
Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear light yellow with a healthy head of white.

Aroma is grainy with lighter hoppy floral notes.

The taste is much like the aroma. Grain along with sweet floral hops, a hint of spice, and green grapes. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied, crisp and clean, and moderately carbonated.

A nice example of a German pilsner from an area brewer. Very drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 00:06:54 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of ATLbeerDog
ATLbeerDog

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light straw color with a small quickly dissipating mostly white head. Smells only of sweet German malts and noble hops. First sip is light, clean and refreshing like a good Pils should be. Great balance here. Very drinkable and on the money for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 01:45:46 | More by ATLbeerDog
Photo of zeff80
zeff80

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, extremely pale, light yellow color with a small, rocky, white head. It left some soapy trails of lace on the sides of the pint glass.

S - It smelled of corn and grains. There was a slight caramel malt aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet corn and grains. It a little bitter hop kick.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A light bodied lager.

D - This is an okay lager. It would certainly be a nice option on a hot summer day in Hermann.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 00:28:13 | More by zeff80
Photo of Tone
Tone

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale yellow. 1/2 inch head with slight lacing and slight retention. Smells of some malt ans strongly of lager. Fits the style. Has a crisp mouth feel with high carbonation. The high carbonation lowers the drinkability a lot. Tastes of earthy malt in lager. There is a decently strong body and overall, not a bad example, but the carbonation is too high for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 02:17:12 | More by Tone
Photo of MTNboy
MTNboy

Germany

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was nice hot day when I was Hermann and this beer hit the spot it is a very refreshing Pils style. The lady who was tending bar said that it was new and that eventhough they already had a another pilsner that this one was made to be a little lighter.

Appearance- It has a great gold colored body full of lots of small bubbles. It has just a little bit of head and lace.

Smell- A noticeably grassy aroma.

Taste- Crisp and grainy/gassy with a mildly bitter kick.

Mouthfeel- Thin but just right and there is a bit of carbonation bur but not much.

Drinkability- Refreshing and light a good summer day beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2008 11:46:38 | More by MTNboy
Skyscraper from Tin Mill Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.