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Pilsner - Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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88
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 08-21-2009)
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Reviews by snaotheus:
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snaotheus

Washington

3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

16.9oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pint glass. No date or code.

Pours somewhat hazy golden with a big white head that fades at a medium pace. Medium to small amount of active carbonation. Smell is bready, grassy, summery, nice.

Taste is a somewhat bready finish, somewhat subtle hop bitterness, slight honeysuckle characteristic.

Mouthfeel is very light and effervescent. Overall, it's pretty good.

07-13-2014 03:58:57 | More by snaotheus
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Lazaro

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

02-14-2013 06:06:35 | More by Lazaro
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-09-2014 18:15:49 | More by HoppySeb
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-27-2013 19:29:18 | More by mdaschaf
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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

03-26-2012 19:58:27 | More by dirtylou
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

01-25-2014 05:41:40 | More by Hopmodium
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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.8%

02-24-2013 14:01:53 | More by Irish12
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ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-26-2014 08:01:00 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-16-2014 17:24:45 | More by Kurmaraja
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-28-2014 19:01:46 | More by bumchilly25
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mletten

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-18-2014 22:18:13 | More by mletten
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John_M

California

4.43/5  rDev +11%

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.

10-16-2009 16:14:13 | More by John_M
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

03-13-2012 05:06:32 | More by HuskyinPDX
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LazyL

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

04-11-2011 02:38:57 | More by LazyL
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mactrail

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

06-26-2014 02:16:56 | More by mactrail
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

12-11-2011 23:57:01 | More by Kopfschuss
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

10-16-2010 15:32:26 | More by flagmantho
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kimmiespice


4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-29-2014 04:19:56 | More by kimmiespice
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DerAtomsmasher

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-08-2014 03:21:27 | More by DerAtomsmasher
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benbjb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-25-2013 16:22:52 | More by benbjb
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4%

This is the money beer from these guys. Looks lovely and smells of fresh hops and dough. The beer is slightly grassy in the hops area but is so well balanced and drinkable that you want another. Considering that Boundary Bay is the ale king of the area it is great that the other brewery is a lager centered one. There are not many lagers in Washington compared to BC and this is one of the best.

09-16-2011 00:34:02 | More by canucklehead
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ccrida

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

On draught at the Collins Pub, Chuckanut Pils is clear pale gold with a white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is very muted, a light sweetness.

Taste is on the sweeter side grain wise, really nice presentation of the taste of the cereals. Nice floral note as well.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, light bodied.

Drinkability is good, this is a well made pils, flavorful without being overly so, and no off-flavors. Highly recommended and worth seeking out.

10-18-2011 23:35:43 | More by ccrida
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-26-2012 01:57:43 | More by strongaf
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Pilsner from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
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