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Beach Haus Classic American Pilsner - East Coast Beer Company

Beach Haus Classic American PilsnerBeach Haus Classic American Pilsner

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.43%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerthulhu on 12-31-2010)
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outdoorbrewer

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a large white head over a clear sparkling dark yellow brew that keeps the head going for awhile and produces some nice lacing. Light malty flowery aroma. Flavor begins slightly sweet with a light hop flavor and bitterness quickly fading to finish with some bitterness of average duration. Medium-full body that holds the palate. Really clean beer, would like to see a little more hop flavoring and presence.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 20:42:41 | More by outdoorbrewer
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DuncanIdaho86

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%
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 +44%
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 -15.9%

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

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +23.9%
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 -8.3%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.3%

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

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +7%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +7%
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 +7%

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 -35.8%
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 -8.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-22-2013 19:42:09 | More by bshiban
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

05-12-2013 18:02:49 | More by mikeburd1128
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-10-2013 18:36:08 | More by twenty5
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skriv

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-08-2013 00:21:18 | More by skriv
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SuperBub

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-02-2013 16:37:11 | More by SuperBub
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.3%

03-30-2013 18:22:25 | More by djrn2
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DrkNite12

New York

2/5  rDev -38.8%

03-03-2013 15:54:29 | More by DrkNite12
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tommy2x

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

02-11-2013 01:31:52 | More by tommy2x
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Beach Haus Classic American Pilsner from East Coast Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.