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Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner - Breakside Brewery

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 54
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LampertLand on 07-06-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 54
Photo of biboergosum
3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, part of my haul from the Bier Haus section of the Yoke's marketplace across from our hotel in Ponderay, Idaho a few weeks ago.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw colour, with four fingers of puffy, chunky, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some streaky hoar frost lace around the glass as it evenly falls out of sight.

It smells of bready, grainy pale malt, white soup crackers, subtle apple and pear fruit notes, slightly edgy yeast, and peppy leafy, herbal, and rather floral hop bitters. The taste is grainy, semi-sweet bready pale malt, kind of past its prime lemon rind, indistinct pome fruit esters, a further wet white breakfast biscuit character, and an increasingly floral, herbal, and grass hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its plain, workaday frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, a sort of clammy pithiness cutting into matters just a tad. It finishes off-dry, bready and softly biscuity, with some fading lemon tartness.

A mostly agreeable version of the style, the hops keeping a low, but still well supportive profile, with a varying maltiness that seems to make one have to take notes to keep up - wait, oh yeah. Anyways, easy enough to put back, and summery, sure, at the very least in its sunny label. (1,319 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good appearance with lots of lace and a clear, bright gold color. Taste had an odd, out of place fruitiness at first which gave way to more traditional pilsner characteristics. Good body and finish (197 characters)

Photo of almostjay
3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tend to get off track with certain styles, and this happens with pilseners more than any other. I'm not sure why, because whenever I have the pleasure of sipping a finely crafted pils, I enjoy it just as much as I do a big, IIPA.

Breakside's pils is a good one. High carbonation, subdued fruity aroma and nice clean, traditional pils finish. Is this beer really retired? (374 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
2.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22oz bottle $5.99. I picked this up because I enjoyed the IPA so much. This however had a slight butter aroma and then a distinct buttery flavor to it. I honestly poured it down the drain. Bummer. (196 characters)

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.69/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no dating that I can find on the bottle or label to indicate when it was bottled or by when it should be consumed. Poured into a 16 oz pilsner glass with tapered sides.

Appearance - The more pilsners I have, the more it seems that the variance amongst them when it comes to appearance is fairly minimal... assuming they are well made. This one is no different, with a two finger crown of sticky white foam that begins to dissipate to a web of expanded bubbles, but never disappears completely due to a steady, but moderate, stream of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The liquid is spun gold and slightly hazy from the protein chill. The drink down reveals light sticky rings of lace.

Smell - Water cracker and biscuity malts are the first sensation to hit my nose, but are supported by light herbal notes of grass and baby greens as well as some sweeter, nectar-like floral overtones from the hop profile. Imparts a sort of gentle perfume-like quality, but far less overwhelming than you might expect from perfume.

Taste - Lemon zest and grassy characteristics carry over from the aroma , and now the hints of baby green bitterness are a bit more aggressive on the finish. Still, beneath the light hoppiness is the foundation of pilsner malts, imparting the sensation of flatbread and fresh biscuits, with a slightly peppery quality to accompany the bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation that lends an effervescent, sharp feel to the tongue. The feel reminds me a bit of what you might expect from an AAL--I wish it was just a bit softer/creamier.

Overall, a solid entry to the style, but with a name like "Liquid Sunshine", perhaps my expectations were set a bit too high. I've had pilsners that impart impression of drinkable sunshine before, and this one falls a bit short, even though it's a nice beer in it's own right. (1,932 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light yellow color with plenty of foam in the Pilsner-style glass. Head has good retention. Pleasantly fizzy though not quite creamy. A nice silky mouthfeel with a sharp edge. The aromatics make me think of a rye beer.

The flavors start with a round sweet malty tone. This has the Kolsch sort of perfumey tang. Very nice hops with plenty of aromatics to go with the moderate bitterness. The interesting feature is the grainy flavor that makes this seem maltier and more substantial than the typical Pilsner. Bitter aftertaste enlivened by the hoppy resins and flowery notes.

Highly drinkable though this is one to roll around on the tongue more than the lighter quaffs. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Bellingham Food Co-op. (741 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light straw hue with a little cloudiness and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy white foam. Not too bad!

Smell: sweet and almost creamy with a straw-like freshness and a big dose of noble hops. Damn good for a Pilsner!

Taste: quite grainy with a decent hop character and a very low bitterness. Low, even for a German Pilsner. Still, it seems quite clean.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation. Not quite super-creamy, but effervescent and refreshing.

Overall: highly drinkable, and quite a good example of the style. Maybe a little bit grainy, but overall very clean. (666 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
3.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle from "Trader Joe" in Salem,OR. $3.79 Pours a typical pilsener yellow, but the head is quite nice..thick and creamy . OK aromas..of grassy hop ,cereal and a little earthy. Taste is about the same as the aroma.. except the grassy hop also turns fruity. OK mouthfeel,about average for style OK summer drink but not IMO a pilsener Another of these PNW lagers masquerading as a pils. Be truthful this is a nice drinkable lager with a PNW twist (450 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Breakside Brewing 'Liquid Sunshine' Pilsner @ 5.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchase
for $6.50

A-pour is pure pale gold with a soft medium white head leaving a spotty lace along the pilsner glass

S-classic take on noble German hops

T-has that distinct German crispness to it

MF-good carbonation , medium bodied

Ov-ok beer ,
(not sure if this bottled version is the same beer offered on tap at 'Dekum' or 'Milwaukie')

prost LampertLand (462 characters)

Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner from Breakside Brewery
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