Captain James Jack Pilsner - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Captain James Jack PilsnerCaptain James Jack Pilsner

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86
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
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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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.