Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner - Breakside Brewery
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
3.66/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
05-27-2014 16:32:57 | More by LambicPentameter
4/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
04-23-2014 05:56:45 | More by mactrail
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
03-26-2014 22:32:30 | More by flagmantho
3.28/5 rDev -12.8%
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
08-03-2013 22:04:42 | More by Reidrover
British Columbia (Canada)
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Breakside Brewing 'Liquid Sunshine' Pilsner @ 5.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchase
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')
07-06-2013 06:15:01 | More by LampertLand
Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner from Breakside Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.