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Thomas Creek Dockside Pilsner - Thomas Creek Brewery

Thomas Creek Dockside PilsnerThomas Creek Dockside Pilsner

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.51%


Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
26 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2003)
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Reviews by inebrius:
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inebrius

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

How many beers have you tried that claimed to be a pilsener yet tasted like pasta water? It's nice when the bottle label delivers.

All the marks of a quality european style brew out of the hills of Greenville. Lavender baked pretzel aromas invite a sip of spicy sweet malt juice that finishes long, dry and muscular. This ain't yer pappy's grocery store swill. Seriously impressive brew from Thomas Creek.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2004 00:49:41 | More by inebrius
More User Reviews:
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

02-18-2014 14:07:10 | More by jaswilson2
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asuburbanman

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

02-16-2014 22:13:37 | More by asuburbanman
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Zach136

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale, translucent body, thin white head, OK lacing.

S - Tortilla chips and a touch of spicy, grassy hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. A bit more astringent bitterness than I prefer.

M - Light bodied, refreshing.

O - A fine example of the style. Nothing to write home about though.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 22:09:37 | More by Zach136
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Crystal-clear, pale golden-yellow body. Foamy white head on top that settles quickly, but leaves a thin layer of bubbles and some lacing.

S- Toasted pilsner malt, hints of citrusy noble hops.

T- Pretty basic and very similar to the nose. Hints of toasted pilsner malts and hint of citrusy, grassy noble hops. The flavor comes through fairly full sometimes, but other times it shows up watered down.

M- Light bodied, very crisp, medium-high carbonation. Somewhat sticky and sweet.

O- A pretty good basic pilsner. Not a great example of the style, but a good offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 01:11:54 | More by stephenjmoore
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

12-18-2013 17:10:45 | More by RochefortChris
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bcapon

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-06-2013 00:04:55 | More by bcapon
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2013 02:35:37 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-29-2013 02:22:04 | More by slimpickens101
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Kmac77

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-28-2013 01:50:34 | More by Kmac77
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-18-2013 11:06:38 | More by ejimhof
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MadWolf

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

05-24-2013 19:45:14 | More by MadWolf
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-11-2013 00:11:04 | More by kylehay2004
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-10-2013 13:00:59 | More by tommyguz
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Gerred

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-04-2013 00:15:01 | More by Gerred
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Crystal clear, light amber in color with a thumb wide head.

S: Smell is a little lacking, nice citrus smell with a hint of maybe wine grape.

T: Taste follows the nose with a bready front followed by the citrus and a very faint wine grape taste. Small hop presence but still very noticeable.

M: Light body with an extreme amount of carbonation.

O: Not very complex by any means but a very great beer to enjoy in larger quantities on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 04:57:17 | More by xShoWTeKx
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear straw with a quarter inch of white fizzy foam.

S - Nose is a bit chalky with lemony candy.

T - Crisp, lemony hops. Tinge of husky grain and a light lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

M - Sharp carbonation with a light body.

D - Lacks depth and isn't terribly tasty, but I suppose it would be fine for quaffing whilst sitting on a dock on a hot day or somesuch. Easy drinking anyway.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2013 04:32:38 | More by allergictomacros
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-27-2013 02:37:04 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Scandoppelganger

Florida

4/5  rDev +24.6%

02-09-2013 07:17:06 | More by Scandoppelganger
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

02-08-2013 10:14:06 | More by beernads
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WDJersey

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-20-2013 03:31:53 | More by WDJersey
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Mojo

Alabama

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Pilsner Flute Glass

This beer pours up a very pale clear straw with a one finger head, a small retention ring, and minimal lacing. The smell is very grassy. Might be some pine too, but I mostly get grasses. Taste is very mild. Mostly malt and not much on the hops side. Mouthfeel is kind of thin and watery although there is adequate carbonation. Not bad, but certainly unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 04:30:18 | More by Mojo
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

01-05-2013 05:48:09 | More by sendbeer
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alicemcneil

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +24.6%

09-10-2012 01:45:49 | More by alicemcneil
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-03-2012 01:01:44 | More by buckyp
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Thomas Creek Dockside Pilsner from Thomas Creek Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.