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Peregrine Pilsner - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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 WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

02-15-2014 03:36:52 | More by WoodBrew
More User Reviews:
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-22-2014 16:57:03 | More by williamjbauer
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TheSixthRing

California

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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
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DTSweet


2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-25-2014 03:00:45 | More by DTSweet
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

02-23-2014 01:34:32 | More by tdm168
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%

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
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ogar441

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-27-2012 02:00:44 | More by Nage37
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-13-2014 18:05:48 | More by rvajohn
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Matt73

New York

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-30-2014 12:43:05 | More by Matt73
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

08-20-2014 23:13:31 | More by WhitmansNiece
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-17-2014 21:22:40 | More by jaydoc
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-13-2014 22:43:33 | More by enelson
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rob119

Virginia

3.06/5  rDev -8.4%

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
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-01-2014 03:19:59 | More by WreckingBrew
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-21-2013 19:41:09 | More by dbrauneis
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Hergestridge

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -11.7%

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!!!~
sMc

01-30-2014 23:15:58 | More by Hergestridge
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smurphy493

New York

3.56/5  rDev +6.6%

08-23-2014 23:24:16 | More by smurphy493
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-20-2014 01:27:27 | More by bigred89
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-22-2014 02:53:12 | More by jaswilson2
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zeff80

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-03-2013 00:07:16 | More by zeff80
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Donkster46

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-31-2014 02:40:29 | More by Donkster46
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Uncle_Jimmy

California

2.53/5  rDev -24.3%

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
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Sparkyinsurf

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

11-09-2013 20:19:58 | More by Sparkyinsurf
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.86/5  rDev +15.6%

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
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Peregrine Pilsner from Mendocino Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.