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Beach Haus Classic American Pilsner - East Coast Beer Company

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East Coast Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerthulhu on 12-31-2010)
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and golden in color with about half inch of bubbly white head which recedes to a thin white lace. Smells malty with lots of biscuit scents coming through.

drinking the beer itself is nice. It has a breads sweetness in the middle and finishes with a moderate hop presence. The beer is light bodied heavily carbonated and easy to drink. Definitely a good brew to convert the adjunct lager drinker to the craft world. It has the tastes he'll know, but just done cleaner and better.

This is an extremely clean easy drinking session beer with decent flavor and I just want to remind everyone how hard it is to craft as clean a pilsner as this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 16:08:46 | More by jtierney89
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302BeerGuy

Delaware

1.88/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I picked up 2 in a mix-a-six, and was not impressed at all. I'm always down to try a new pale lager because it is my favorite beer style. Not this one. This is an attempt to produce a pale lager gone horribly awry! It should be called Frankenstein's Haus not Beach Haus! If you were to combine Schaefer with some IPA, this is what you would get! My suggestion is to avoid it all together.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 11:30:59 | More by 302BeerGuy
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-26-2014 16:24:04 | More by TeachChefs
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-02-2014 22:24:14 | More by crowsnest
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Zarf

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-30-2014 00:47:29 | More by Zarf
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden straw color that is slightly darker than the average AAL. The white head dissipates rather quickly but leaves some lace behind nonetheless. The nose is indicative of the pilsner malt used. The flavor follows the nose.

This offering is a notch above the average AAL. It is nothing to write home about but it lacks that distinctive corn essence that is so annoying in most AALs. I suppose that makes it something pleasant to drink in copious quantities at a beach party - but that is about it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 20:20:55 | More by 57md
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

05-30-2014 01:49:37 | More by GiantMidget
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-27-2014 23:41:32 | More by Latarnik
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DuncanIdaho86

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a fresh pint of this poured from the tap at a beer dinner at a new speakeasy in my area and it exceeded my expectations - maybe I set the bar too low for pilsners.

The rep there was from the company which helped as he was actually engaging and super knowledgable about the beer ( this guy had hops for me to sniff!) The ale was clean and clear from the pour and had all the substance of a real beer.

Smell? Semi-sweet. Kinda cereal, like Special K but actually looking forward to consuming it.

Taste? Is where the gravy is. It starts off sweet but you get a bite of bitterness too and then it drops off. Clean finish.

Me gusta.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 03:48:25 | More by DuncanIdaho86
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GreenEyes285

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beach Haus is an excellent pilsner! The color is a rich straw golden color. The taste is refreshing and full of lively flavor. A great way to get Miller Lite drinkers to break into craft beers yet not totally outside of their comfort zone! East Coast Beer did a great job bring back the American pilsner from extinction!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 19:29:27 | More by GreenEyes285
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

02-10-2014 01:39:42 | More by Goldndomer
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PJ, a rep from Beach Haus, came to the store I work at on the night that we had a tasting. Thanks for being really nice and professional, and for providing insight into the brewery expansion process to staff and customers who had questions about it, myself included. It was a fun night with great beer from a brewery I had otherwise not heard of.

The Classic American Pilsner was my favorite of the three offerings (the others being the Cruiser IPA and Winter Rental Schwarzbier). It had a standard appearance for the style, with a bit more of a pleasant yeasty and grainy smell than I expected out of an American pilsner, although I admittedly don't drink them too frequently. That smell continued into the taste, which made for a very nice offering. Crisp mouthfeel as expected made for an overall enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

It's not the kind of beer that'll blow anyone's world, but for something that I'd never heard of before, it's a very nice casual beer to replace the BMC staples. This may end up being my light summer beer when the time comes. Good luck, Beach Haus!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 05:17:57 | More by AndrewBV
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-11-2013 19:03:34 | More by earlholman
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DrewSnyc667

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.1%

11-30-2013 02:30:35 | More by DrewSnyc667
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bilhelm

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

10-25-2013 14:36:03 | More by bilhelm
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-09-2013 18:47:16 | More by rorjets
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2013 00:15:34 | More by Tiernan
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a white head that thins and stays. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is grainy with a mild floral/grassy hop touch.

The taste is clean - some sweetness with a touch of floral dryness in the crisp finish. Pretty smooth.

Not a bad easy-drinking "American Pilsner". A decent choice over the BMC lagers.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:48:44 | More by jwc215
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-25-2013 15:09:25 | More by JohnK17
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podes

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-23-2013 02:54:10 | More by podes
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2013 19:43:22 | More by bacher468
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-20-2013 01:55:50 | More by rfgetz
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rickster71

New Jersey

2.1/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

They aren't brewed at the Jersey Shore. It's contract brewed in Rochester, New York, by a company that also produces Magic Hat and Genesee and imports Labatt’s.

Found it to be just OK. Wouldn't seek it out again. It may be a stepping stone for beer drinkers looking for something better than the usual lite beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 16:05:24 | More by rickster71
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-26-2013 00:41:13 | More by WhiteLight68
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-22-2013 19:42:09 | More by bshiban
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Beach Haus Classic American Pilsner from East Coast Beer Company
75 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.