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Peregrine Pilsner - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 08-09-2012)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.96/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, darkish gold body with a tall, airy, white head. Fairly good head retention.

Smell: Scantly grainy accent to the pilsner malt with a sweetish cereal hint to it. Lightly spicy, lightly herbaceous hop character.

Taste: Pils malt with touches of cereal sweetness and (light) graininess. Very soft citrus, bits of hopsice and dried herb from the noble hops. Medium-light bitterness. Gradually, gently drying on the back half and into the crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus, active carbonation.

Overall: Over the years, I've never really found a Mendocino that hit the spot, but this pilsner is quite good. A nice surprise.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

williamjbauer, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw with a white, 2 finger head. Retention is good, resulting in a thin but sticky lace.

Smell - Smells of grain malt backed by floral hop notes.

Taste - Crisp, clean grain malt flavors upfront, then a big grassy hop cuts through and takes control. Hop bitterness dies down and turns floral, finishing with subtle notes of mellow lemon poking through. Lesser note of caramel/toffee peaks through now and again. Beautiful hop complexity supported by a solid malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with lively carbonation tingling the lips, mouth and tongue. Hints of buttery diacetyl, then finishes somewhat dry.

Overall - Mendocino's latest edition, and it's a doozy. One of the more complex, assertive pilsners I've had to date. Only one other pilsner I can can recall that was more aggressive, Rogue's Uber Pils, and that, so far as I know, is no longer in production. A certain future buy, especially on hot summer days.

8/31 - My second foray into this beer, and damn is it incredible! One of the exceptional American made pilsners on the market today, and Mendocino's best beer by far!

TheSixthRing, Aug 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

DTSweet, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of tdm168
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

tdm168, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Straw yellow with large bubbles. Nice thin layer of white lacing around the glass.

Smell: Very fresh. Lots of grapefruit zest follows up mildly spicy caramel malt.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour grapefruit and orange zest. A faint hint of pine in the background. A bit too bitter in the finish, but the mouthfeel is very clean and crisp.

Overall Drinkability: Refreshing light beer with IPA characteristics.

tjsdomer2, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

TGIF...first beer for the evening is the Peregrine Pilsner. The beer poured a hazy yellow with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent is slightly sweet with a corn meal flare. The taste is crisp and smooth....slight grass twang. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its drinkable but I would go out of my way to fiind it.

WoodBrew, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good drinking beer, I you like IPA s, this is like an IPA blend with a pilsner . Nice hoppy aroma with a smooth finish. I will definatly buy again without any hesitation. Love the fact this comes from a small brewery and even more that it's in my town!

ogar441, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

zonker17, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Nage37, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of rvajohn
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

rvajohn, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Matt73
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Matt73, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

WhitmansNiece, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -10.4%

jaydoc, May 17, 2014
Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -10.4%

enelson, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Kapfister
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%

Kapfister, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of terrysjag
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

terrysjag, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of rob119
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Not sure what to make of this one...

Pretty appearance, thick white head, slight orange tint.

Smell is about what youd expect, but with maybe a slight autumn citrusy hint...?

Taste is kind of boring.. Not bad, but it just reminds me of your typical American lager ...slightly cleaner and crisper though, with the little citrusy twist.

Thin mouthful which is confusing. I see the head, I see the bubbles, why dont I taste them? Feels a little too watery for me.

Overall it's not dissapointing, just not something really worth buying. In 3 days I will forget I ever even tried this beer.

rob119, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of WreckingBrew
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

WreckingBrew, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -3%

dbrauneis, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Hergestridge
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden hue without a lot of foamy goodness - Poured into a pilsner glass .

Carbonation still has nice movement but bubbles are like Mr. Bubbles bath soap bubble... well perhaps I embellish for effect .

Smell: Very Faint, though I must admit I tasted/smelled after an IPA tasting.

Taste: Kind of muddled with and honestly, a bit bland.

Mouth-feel: Cool, carbonation, foam. A good mouth experience.

Overall: An OK pilsner. Left me feeling a little disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

~Carry on Citizens!!!~

Hergestridge, Jan 30, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +6.3%

smurphy493, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

bigred89, Jan 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jaswilson2, Aug 22, 2014
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Peregrine Pilsner from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.