Pilsner - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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88
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 08-21-2009)
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As with the Vienna, Chuckanut's Pilsner shows flawless clarity, this time in sunny yellow with a smart cap of gleaming white lather. The body is ideally effervescent as it sweeps past the gullet. Striated lace forms easily as the beer drops down the glass.

This pilsner's taste is everything it should be. It is dry, spicy enough to garner distinction, yet still clean enough to finish with perfect refreshment value. The aroma is of vague cereal grain.

Pilsners don't always get the love they deserve in the craft beer world and that's too bad. They're neither the malt monsters nor hop bombs that often attract more attention. But this pilsner earns high marks for its perfect body and visual expression, its exceptional refinement, and complete ease of consumption.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, collins pub

appearance: shaker pint, bright and clear golden-copper body, active white foam with light retention

smell: grassy hops, lemon rind, pepper, grains, honey

taste: a solid pilsner that could be in strong rotation come summer time - grassy noble hops, lemon rind, honey, toasted grains, a little peppery bite. nice stuff

mouthfeel: relatively high carbonation, light bodied and easy drinking

overall: a well-done pilsner...somewhat of an anomaly in the region

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jimcorson
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mletten
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of John_M
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewery the other day.

The beer pours a light gold color with good head retention and lacing. The beer has a very pilsner-like nose, with honey, biscuit dough and light pepper. This smells quite nice. The flavor profile in this beer is terrific, and tends to replicate the nose. There is a surprising amount of flavor in this beer, and it finishes with an excellent crisp, bitter finish. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing, and drinkability is superb.

No surprise at all that this beer showed well at the recent GABF. This is terrific stuff.

Update from 4/13. Sampled again recently at E9. I was curious to see if the beer had changed much since I had it at the brewery some years back, as Chuckanut has gone through several brewers since then. Happily, the beer was every bit as delicious at E9 in Tacoma as it was at the brewery. This beer is so easy to drink, it's hard not to just drink it right down at a sitting over the course of a few minutes. My pint was gone before I knew it. Just an altogether excellent pils.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the Brewpub on 2-16-12

A - Served a light yellow-orange with a foamy head that slowly fades leaving solid lacing down the side.

S - Ahh..smells like a pilsner.

T - Pilsner, ya know. Nutty, corn, yeast.

D - Good carbonationa and a medium-light body.

O - Good for the style, but not my style.

Photo of LazyL
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Chuckanut Brewery. Another crystal clear beer. Poured a bright straw with a pillowy white head. The nose is a little spicy and not much else. The taste is spicy, a bit soapy and has some pepper and clove. The mouthfeel is dry, clean and has a light body. Over all too dr and would be hard for me to go through two.

Photo of draheim
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into an American pint glass @ Ivar's Salmon House, Seattle. Pours a clear pale golden color w/ a minimal white head.

Aroma is delicate, floral, slightly grassy.

Taste is nicely grainy, floral, with a hint of white grapes. Clean, crisp, drinkable.

Mouthfeel is likewise crisp and light, refreshing.

Overall a really nice, restrained, balanced pilsner.

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 500 ml bottle purchased at the brewery restaurant in Bellingham. Clear pale golden in the Einbecker Pilsner glass with a plentiful foam and lots of spritz on the tongue.

Crisp and light, with a resiny tang. Moderately hoppy with a bitterness that gradually creeps up to the aftertaste. Some light and crackery malt, but a substantial mouthfeel. A pleasant tangy and brambly taste. The hops are fruity and a bit herbal tasting, with a piney note. Plenty of bitterness but no real bite.

Overall, a fine example of the Pilsner style and a great quaff.

Photo of cky163
2.08/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap at the Wedgwood Alehouse in Seattle.

Appearance: slightly hazy basic yellow color. Almost no head, but with a pub pour that's not too surprising. Still, what is a Pilsner but a clear, heady beverage?

Smell: sweet malt with a hint of grain and a nice dose of noble hops. Earthy and yummy smelling!

Taste: pretty grainy -- too grainy for my taste -- with a bit of sweet malt. Quite bitter for a Pilsner, but I like it; the hop character remains nobly earthy.

Mouthfeel: medium body with very low carbonation, especially for the style. Frankly, it's not my favorite at all; though it must be said it has a lot more body than a mega lager, and for that it gets points.

Drinkability: this beer is somewhat all over the place. I wish it had more carbonation, which would improve both the mouthfeel and the appearance. Still, it's not a bad beer, and I would not turn down another.

Photo of kimmiespice
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Aleforme
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of mabermud
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Tasty Pilsner. No Blah. Solid.

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Pilsner from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
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