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Captain James Jack Pilsner - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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31 Reviews

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 120
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 28.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CBlack85 on 05-12-2011

Summer - Captain James Jack Pilsner - OMB developed this smooth, refreshing pilsner beer as our salute to the spirit, courage and resolve of Captain Jack and the members of the Mecklenburg Convention (see www.May20thSociety.org for more information). A classic northern German "Pils", this straw-colored lager is smooth, with a subtle yet assertive hoppiness that doesn't overwhelm your palate or the beer's malt backbone. A perfect summer refresher.
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a light gold with a white head that dissipates to a lacing.

Light citrus and grassy malt aroma.

Flavor of citrus, grassy malts, and lemongrass.

Light body with mild carbonation on the tongue.

Solid, flavorful pils, very sessionable, definitely worth having.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz bottle pours a clear straw yellow color with a white head that is quick to fade.

The smell is bready with grain, quite sweet and fresh. A hint of fruity alcohol/yeast ester is also present.

The taste is much the same with cereal-like grains with a mild mineral and carbonic bite that has a lasting clean grassy bitterness. A touch of fruitiness is present as it warms up.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. A fine summertime beverage you could toss back effortlessly.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Crystal-clear pale gold, three fingers of head

SMELL: Fresh grass, dusty biscuits, spicy herbal hop, very clean, bread crust

TASTE: Deep smoothness, very crisp, clean, biscuity, spicy hop, balanced bitterness, slightly herbal, bready, mild nuttiness, very dry finish

Close to perfection in a style that is nearly impossible to reach. Balanced and easy to knock back, and still shows off some depth. A great example of American craft brewers making amazing lagers that easily rival their European counterparts.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a Pils glass. Pour a clear gold, with a sudsy bright-white cap that leaves back a healthy amount of rich lacing down the sides. Smells fresh, leafy and spicy, with a zesty citrus presence that is mostly lemon. The taste has a tight and zesty citric bitterness that zips the tongue. An equally tight malt backbone works with that citrus, giving this tanginess across the back. Spice lingers in the finish. The feel is medium and lively in the mouth with a fair amount of sharpness to the carbonation. I think that the hoppiness of this style of Pils holds back the overall drinkability of this for me a bit but there is no doubt that this is extremely well made for what it is. Another very solid beer here from the OMB.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of n2185
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: pilsner and crstal malts on the nose with sweet bread and biscuit aromas. Slight piny hop aromas well.

T: pilsner malts with sweet breads and biscuity flavors. Piny hop flavors bring up a clean finish.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.

O: a good pilsner overall. Clean, tasty, and refreshing.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Olde Mecklenburg

Served in a tall pilsner glass, appears pure gold with a small, frothy white head on top. Nice drippy lacing. Aromas of flowers, light spice, cereal grain, and biscuits. Fresh, crisp floral hop flavor over some light crackery grain and dough. Light bodied and very crisp. Another quite authentic take on a classic German style from these guys. Super drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of blivingston1985
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden hay in color. Nice tight eggshell white head. Lovely texture. Pure and clean. Mouthfeel borders on envloping. Finish is nearly perfect. Damn fine pilesner as far as I can tell. Must try if visiting North Carolina. World class in my book.

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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.