Thomas Creek Dockside Pilsner - Thomas Creek Brewery
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Reviews by Loki:
2.93/5 rDev -8.4%
This beer pours golden color with a slight cloudiness to it with a small head that fades quickly. The nose gives off mildly sweet malt, some barley, with hints of hops. The beer tastes very crisp and clean with a slight citrus hint. Not a great beer, but much better than its mass produced counter parts. Good summer time beer.
04-20-2003 08:19:49 | More by Loki
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3.25/5 rDev +1.6%
I have tried a few Thomas Creek brews with mixed results.Poured into a pilsner aclear straw color with a nice crowned white head atop leaving broken lace behind as it settled slowly.Lighter aromas of toasted grain with a bit of bread dough,a hint of peppery/spicey hop as well.Prickly and thin in the mouth at first it gets a little better after a few drinks but is still off,flavors arent bad with notes of lightly sweet pizza dough and a tad of honey as well with a crisp finish.I dont think its as bad as most everyone else but its pretty average.
03-18-2009 20:14:34 | More by oberon
3.03/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours a clear, medium yellow body with a shortlived, white head that leaves some patchy, island chain, lace on the pils glass.
Aroma is faint. A bit of grainy malt and a hint of subdued, herbal hops.
Mouthfeel is average, with a light body and medium carbonation.
Taste is pleasant and clean, with grainy and biscuity malt and a subdued hops bitterness. Not very complex.
A good "lawn mower beer", and palate cleanser, but nothing special. Still, better than a macro.
10-06-2004 11:32:54 | More by merlin48
2.33/5 rDev -27.2%
Off-the-mark pilsner. Good head, yellow with lace. barleywine aroma. Metallic and off tastes. fizzy, not well carbonated. Thin to medium mouthfeel. I will have to be convinced to try this brewery again. Not drinkable still thanks for picking up crwills.
09-13-2006 01:06:43 | More by Sammy
3.58/5 rDev +11.9%
My neighbor brought pack some Tommy Creek Pilsner from his recent trip to SC. I thought the beer was quite good....better than the C+ average currently ranked on BA> The color was clear and golden...decent carbonation that gave a thin white head. The smell was typical of most pilsners and nothing beyond notable. The taste was a very good balance pilsner with hop, malt and barley. The mouthfeel was quite nice...very easy on the pallet and definitly a decent beer to session with.
09-11-2011 14:32:47 | More by WoodBrew
3.3/5 rDev +3.1%
from bottle bought at Whole Foods in Birmingham poured into a pint glass
a: Yellow gold, clear as can be. You can see right through the beer, which is what I am looking for in a pilsner. head forms quickly then goes away to almost nothing but a wisp around the glass edge.
s: Grassy notes, from the hops plus a slight grain aroma. Nothing amazing. After swirling it around I get a slight lemon aroma but then it goes away.
t: Again nothing great or amazing, just a good drinking pilsner. I get a very heavy bready malt flavor that quickly goes away in the finish.
m: light, low carbonation
d: easy drinking on a hot summer day.
01-14-2011 23:55:15 | More by nhudson
3.05/5 rDev -4.7%
Sickly pale gold in hue, for a microbrewery Pils the color is especially off-putting. Yet another volcanic head from Thomas Creek, in a Pilsner glass I got a fist of foam. Yikes! Not too surprisingly the head retention was great. Subsequent lacing was splotchy, thick, and unorganized. While its a sad looking beer in the color department, the head saves it from sucking.
The nose is lemony and husky, while the nose is bright and lively it doesnt smell hoppy like a Pils should. I dont want to be the style police but at least give me some hope the palate wont be insipid. There are few malty influences. Moderate potency, not too chatty pleasing smells but there isnt much here to call it inviting.
The palate was shockingly bad. A Pils, this is not. There is no malt foundation. The hops are overly lemony and the bitterness is fleeting. No further complexity beyond that. I can think of more attributes missing than are present. I get a bitter lemon candy finish, clean aftertaste with only a slight residual sweetness. The palate is not flawed and it has flavor but when I open a bottle that says, Pilsner I better be getting one. No so much here.
Medium in body, low carbonation, the mouthfeel is decent but nothing noteworthy.
Sure, it is plenty easy to drink but pointless to do so. It is not crisp enough or hoppy enough or malty enough to be a Pils. As just a beer this is a fine drink. I like it as is. Nothing more, nothing less Thanks timtheenchanta for the bottle.
03-29-2006 16:42:03 | More by bditty187
3.65/5 rDev +14.1%
Served from bottle into a Grolsch Pilsner. Poured a slightly opaque golden yellow with a half finger pure white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of earthy malt, dirt, and earthy hops. The flavor was of earthy malt, sweet malt, and earthy hops. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was not a bad Pilsner. Definitely a huge earthy aspect going on in this one. Enjoyed this one while out enjoying the warm weather and it beat the Hell out of sitting down to a yellow fizzy beer. This one is worth trying if you are a fan of earthy brews.
02-28-2011 17:18:03 | More by thagr81us
3.5/5 rDev +9.4%
12 oz. Nice looking gold pour, minimal white head. Subdued aroma of biscuit and citrus, some hop. A bit musty actually. Pilsner Urquel-esque flavors. Some malt, some citrus, some pepper like spice and piney hops. Finish pretty clean and reasonable drinkability. Could have used a little more malt sweetness, but still not bad.
07-09-2009 00:41:37 | More by Bung
3.55/5 rDev +10.9%
One of the ugliest labels I have ever seen. Not sure if a color didn't print, or what, but... I digress. Pretty good looking beer otherwise, tending toward golden. Crystal clear, with a decent head that receeded to nothing. Not much for nose, and a little disappointing taste wise as well. Crisp but thin saaz, with a fruity undercurrent. It tastes nice, but it is just too watery to really be a top notch pils. Very refreshing though, good for a relaxing summer afternoon.
08-14-2005 03:24:31 | More by hustlemuscle
3.63/5 rDev +13.4%
A - Poured a pale golden yellow, with no head and no lace. Lots of visible carbonation streaming up from the bottom.
S - Smell was lively, tingling the nose. Biggest aromas were of bread malts, very light smell. Hints of some fruitness as it warmed, maybe apples or pears.
M & T - The taste was suprisingly sour, lots of grape flavors, and other fruity tones intermixed with a grainy feel. A slight hoppy finish. Went down easy enough as it was quite smooth, but a bit too sourr, expecially for a pilsner.
D - Overall this was a bit too sour tasting for my liking. I will give it credit for being alot more complex then I thought it would be, however it just came off as too strong. A knoble effort none the less.
03-29-2007 21:39:16 | More by mikesgroove
3/5 rDev -6.3%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly faded away and left a ringer of bubbles around the edge of the glass. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of bready malts and grassy hops in the nose, as well as some notes of lemons. The smell is rather strong and is noticeable in the adjacent room.
T: The overall taste is dominated by flavors of bready and grainy malts. There are some hints of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink and tastes like it would be a very refreshing choice in the summer months.
12-24-2010 13:28:20 | More by metter98
2.78/5 rDev -13.1%
Pours a light staw body with decent head that sticks and leaves good lacing. What the hell is floating around in this beer? Not a clear body.
Smells are slightly hoppy and a strong sweetness.
Taste is sweet cereal grains with a flash of hop bitterness that stays a bit. The mouthfeel is made really fizzy by the carbonation and doesn't really help the beers flavor profile. A Slightly soapy quality to the finish as well.
I didn't expect much and I wasn't let downn. Beer coming out of SC has a long way to go.
08-11-2008 21:33:37 | More by rtratzlaff
3.68/5 rDev +15%
Appearance - Pours an awesome golden yellow color with a nice white head that compliments the beer well. The head also didn't appear until later in the pour.
Smell - Smells of hops and citrus with a thrid scent lurking.
Taste - Grains and hops are apparent as well as a slight fruit taste. I also taste a slight doughy-ness but it could be something else I just can't put my finger on.
Mouthfeel - Lighter pilsner style which I actually enjoy. It also has a strong sort of bitter finish.
Drinkability - Not a favorite of the style but I would definitely reach for it again. The taste is just interesting enough to make you wanna come back for more.
11-06-2009 17:30:24 | More by towersfall
3.6/5 rDev +12.5%
From bottle to pint glass at the Kingsport Grocery...
Looks more honey-colored than a true Pilsener - not unattractive but not quite to style
Lots of raw malt and mild Saaz hops. I usually steer clear of Pilseners because the Saaz really doesn't do it for me but I could actually use more here
Again, we actually need a little more Pilsener flavor-hops are way too mild - missing that bitter Saaz sting. The malt is more natural and raw, which is interesting.
This feels a little more sour than you would expect - there is a little more fruit than necessary - not sure where it's coming from. Finish is tight from a sort of spoiled citrus
Aside from all that it actually drinks pretty well - a little heartier than your average Pilsener but it'll play
02-18-2009 13:37:31 | More by IBUnit63
3.05/5 rDev -4.7%
A: Pours a very clear golden color with a 1/2in of white head which quickly receeds to a thin layer
S: Has a slight buttery yeasty smell to it, along with a slight floral hint
T: Very thin on flavor, with a little bit of a bready flavor and a hint of sweetness and not much else
M: Fairly thin with low carbonation
D: This beer is drinkable but didn't blow me away
08-30-2010 01:58:26 | More by chefkevlar
2.13/5 rDev -33.4%
tasting party sept 11/06 with northyorksammy, crwills, biegaman and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer and mead. not sure of exactly who contributed what, so i'll just thank everyone.
pours light yellow with a big white head.
aroma is malty. rye bread and biscuit. smells a bit like a milkbone.
taste is odd. slightly funky and definitely not like any pilsner i've ever had.
mouthfeel is ok. the carbonation is low and i don't think it's really working here.
drinkability on this one is ok, but not great. if i didn't know it was supposed to be a pilsner it's not half bad, but it misses the mark for a pilsner.
09-12-2006 15:04:28 | More by grub
Thomas Creek Dockside Pilsner from Thomas Creek Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.