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Captain James Jack Pilsner - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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86
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 05-12-2011)
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cylinsier:
Photo of Cylinsier
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Cylinsier, Apr 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

oberon, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Kappakoosh
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Kappakoosh, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Todd, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Jason, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Mantooth, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Kgent84
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Kgent84, May 13, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Sammy, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of prototypic
4.25/5  rDev +11%

prototypic, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Kegatron, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of GFish
4/5  rDev +4.4%

GFish, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
4/5  rDev +4.4%

PhillyStyle, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Bung
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bung, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dvmin98, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +11%

KevinGordon, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of n2185
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

n2185, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of lateralusbeer
5/5  rDev +30.5%

lateralusbeer, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of wedge
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

wedge, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

st9647v3, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of CBlack85
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, served in a mug

The beer pours a clear straw color with a respectable amount of foamy white head. The head slowly recedes leaving behind lots of lacing

The nose is lightly grainy with a nice noble hop aroma. Not as hoppy as some other examples of the style that I have tried, but nicely hoppy in a subtle way. Like most of OMB's offerings there is a lightly bready quality in the nose.

The beer is very refreshing, clean, and crisp. A nice hop profile that is slightly spicy and floral compliments the grainy malt backbone of this easy to drink light bodied beer. There is a slight tingle of carbination on the tounge. This has the right mixture of flavors and is easy enough to drink that it keeps me coming back for more.

This is a great example of the style, and reflects OMB's commitment to excellence.

CBlack85, May 12, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Carolina Beer Company, Charlotte Airport Terminal D

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderae aromas of bready and cracker malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a bit malty and a little sweet. The cracker malts stand out in particular. Hints of yeast and spices are present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice pilsner. The cracker malts make it unique when compared to the bready malt flavors that dominate the style.

metter98, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jorrx003, Jan 13, 2013
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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.