Peregrine Pilsner - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kendo:
3.49/5 rDev +4.8%
A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is dark golden, but when backlit it becomes more orangey - with a slight haze to it. Half-finger white head settles on top. A wee bit of lace is left behind on the glass.
S: Cereal grains and a fruity sweetness that seems out of place in a pilsner. Expecting some grassy hops and getting no hops whatsoever.
T: First impression is of the sweetness up front - fruity sweetness over cereal. Finishes with some hop bitterness, which lingers on the palate in the aftertaste. Overall impression is that this tastes more like a German lager than a Czech pilsner.
M: Modestly creamy - not the sharper carbonation I expect from pilsners, but the feel is good. Call it light-to-medium in heft, leaning towards the lighter end.
O: OK. Goes down pretty easy, with no "off" flavors. Still, it seems a little bland overall.
07-05-2013 21:46:03 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +35.1%
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!
08-09-2012 02:23:28 | More by TheSixthRing
3.83/5 rDev +15%
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.
02-02-2014 23:33:37 | More by tjsdomer2
3.03/5 rDev -9%
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.
02-15-2014 03:36:52 | More by WoodBrew
3.75/5 rDev +12.6%
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!
11-18-2013 23:49:24 | More by ogar441
3.06/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
02-06-2014 23:29:31 | More by rob119
2.95/5 rDev -11.4%
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!!!~
01-30-2014 23:15:58 | More by Hergestridge
2.53/5 rDev -24%
Appearance- lotsa head whoa! hazy yellow color and about 4 fingers of white foam. It lingers like merengue . Lots of lacing.
Aroma- bubblegum melon banana some musty yeast.
taste- big carb bite. then kind of a bitter almost burnt grain flavor and then real piney hops. Slightly metalic, maybe oxidised ? I dont know that this should taste the way it does. Even after it has warmed some there still seems to be some off flavors. maybe even slightly out of balance hops to grain. Even a little plastic-y
Mouthfeel- Lotsa Gas, little else
Overall- meh! I dunno maybe I got a bad bottle. I wouldn't pursue this again
01-28-2013 02:33:18 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
3.86/5 rDev +15.9%
A-hazy gold color with a white head that fades fast, but leaves a great lace on the glass
S-gain sweetness, and fruity
T-the hops comes in at first then you get the sweet grain that goes back to a hop bitterness in the end
M-Medium body and low carbonation
O-This beer is has a sweet gain smell with very little hop smell, but the taste has a strong hop taste with a small amount of gain sweetness.
01-31-2014 02:37:06 | More by a0lbudman
Peregrine Pilsner from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.