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Captain James Jack Pilsner - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | 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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metter98

New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 13:47:29 | More by metter98
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery. Single finger head with nice retention and lots if lacing. Clear golden. Aroma is mostly malt, light hops and touch of citrus but is overall meager. Flavor is mostly malt and grain up front with a nice noble hop character in the finish. Not getting the citrus u picked up in the aroma. Light body and high carbonation. Semi dry. Overall a nice fairy aggressive pilsner. Lighter than Sam Adams noble pils but probably more drinkable too.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2011 18:02:30 | More by kylehay2004
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-10-2012 02:28:04 | More by Jason
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2013 17:11:22 | More by Kegatron
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a pilsner glass, the beer is a bright, pale, crystal clear, golden-yellow coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy, white head. Nose of floral hops and toasted grains, remaining subtle throughout. Flavors of toast, honey, and floral hops on a crisp, tight body. The aftertaste is subtle berry sweetness and toast. Clean, crisp finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2013 02:36:35 | More by GarthDanielson
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-29-2012 23:11:26 | More by Reagan1984
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. 8/6/13 bottling date.

Pours a crisp light golden color with a nice inch and half white head. Refreshing, crisp, smooth aroma with a touch of lemon zest and malts. Taste is true to style with a good amount of sweet citrus mixed with bready malts and noble hops. Lemon grass, floral. Refreshing. Just a real easy drinking pils. Light bodied, mild carbonation.

OMB never disappoints and this is no exception. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 00:40:48 | More by Axnjxn
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 21:36:01 | More by UncleJimbo
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-09-2014 20:07:36 | More by KevinGordon
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-19-2013 05:34:19 | More by prototypic
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-19-2011 20:30:43 | More by Bung
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 17:01:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-26-2012 10:17:40 | More by buckyp
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-05-2014 02:31:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-14-2013 13:19:33 | More by RedneckBeerz
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wedge

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2012 17:08:55 | More by wedge
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-24-2013 17:27:12 | More by st9647v3
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-12-2013 06:06:48 | More by Todd
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Falcone

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.5%

04-04-2012 02:31:02 | More by Falcone
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 05/18

The beer pours a crystal clear yellow with no head. No lacing and no head. The nose is a slightly fruity with lots of sweetness from the malt. It's a very drinkable lager with no spice and reserved sweetness. The aftertaste is slightly fruity and fades very quickly. It's exactly what I expected and much better served fresh.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 02:41:18 | More by ThePorterSorter
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-02-2013 01:02:17 | More by smithj4
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crossovert

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650l bottle. Bottled 11.04. 11.

It pours a beautiful clear gold with a big white head.

It really smells like it came from Germany. It has a bit extra yeast and American water smell but other than that it is pretty close. The hops are done right.

It is a nice Bavarian-styled brew. Perhaps slightly hardier in maltiness than the average but with a beautiful noble hop flavor. The sweetness definitely gets more noticeable as it goes, but still a good one.

A true German styled pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 04:42:25 | More by crossovert
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-04-2014 17:22:06 | More by Zach136
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 22:46:01 | More by jak
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n2185

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 21:49:15 | More by n2185
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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.