Captain James Jack Pilsner - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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96 Ratings

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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 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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look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A beer under 5% made in ameirca and sold in bombers? I wasn’t aware such a thing were possible. Hand written bottled on date of 5-10-11. I guess with the elections nearly in full swing what better time to cheers to independence and democracy, and once again mixing politics with beer. Truly no two things were more made for each other!

Crystal clear light golden straw colored body, mild carbonation, and a thin head with decent lacing. So yeah as most pilsner’s fizzy yellow beer. Nothing stands out here to make me expect much.

The nose is a blast of Euro smelling hops (think Nobel Pils) with intensely sweet caramel malt. Two very distinct aromas that comes one after the other. The sweetness starts to turn to toffee and toast while never turning to the darker malt bills like an irish red would.

Citrus dry hops open, but they are quickly dominated by a very strong malt bill. This beer actually does remind me of some of the better milds and even reds I’ve had from England. I am a bit surprised at the malt’s flavor here as the 4.9% would lead me to expect a touch less sweetness. Instead this beer comes off rather malt forward even with a pretty aggressive hop profile.

A lot thicker in body thanks to being well carbonated without going over the top. Still I was hoping for a bit more crisp and clean summer like effects and instead this one drinks heavier than it is.

A rather surprising offering from an American brewer and I’m glad to have received this extra. I personally never would have picked this one up as I imagine the price was high given the bomber format and the style leads to rather unimpressive beers normally. This is for somewhat interested in malt a FAR better beer than Sam Adams Nobel Pils and even this hop head would go for this on tap before the Sam. Cheers to the brewer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has this on-tap poured into a pint glass. It had a nice straw, golden colored appearance with a decent head. The taste was what you might expect from a pils. Pretty basic one note malt backbone with german hops. The mouthfeel was good and had proper carbonation. Overall, the is a decent pils. While ABV isn't a factor in the overall taste or rating, most of the ones I have had in the past are more than 4.8%.

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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
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