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Big Claw Pilsner - Bull Jagger Brewing Company

Big Claw PilsnerBig Claw Pilsner

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%


Brewed by:
Bull Jagger Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Big Claw Pilsner is hand crafted in Portland, Maine to be the perfect complement to our local seafood, a delicious refresher after a long day on the slopes, or an easy way to relax after a beautiful day on the water.In keeping with brewing traditions of the past, we use two-row European barley, Czech Saaz hops and our house lager yeast to produce this premium original recipe. The crisp, clean maltiness combines with the earthy spice of noble hopss to produce a smooth, golden lager.We hope you enjoy our version of this European Classic.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-21-2012)
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dasenebler

Maine

2.4/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

500mL bottle.

Lightly hazy and attractive gold with a modest head. Nice bits of lacing on the way down. Looks like a Pils!

Aroma has a subtle Noble hop presence and a touch of lemon along with biscuity malts. There's a hint of diacetyl though, which is not acceptable for the style.

Flavor is balanced, perhaps leaning a bit towards the malt. Grainy but pretty clean. Could use a few more IBUs. Biscuity malts, lightly grassy hops and... wait... Diacetyl? There's definitely a buttery flavor going on here-- not a good thing for a continental pilsner. Finish is clean, mouthfeel is a bit under-carbonated, but smooth.

So I guess Bull Jagger is trying to emulate Shipyard with the utter disregard for the diacetyl rest? Aside from this flaw, it still needs more hop bitterness and hop flavor to be a true Pilsner. The funny thing is that Big Claw is a better Helles than Portland Lager. I'm still hoping that Bull Jagger figures things out soon.

Prost?

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:21:14 | More by dasenebler
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dwescott

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-03-2013 00:39:27 | More by dwescott
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy, pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hay nose, sweet hay and bread flavor. Similar to their Portland Lager. Pricey at $6.50 for a 500ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 23:38:36 | More by jdhilt
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Greenlabel

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bomber on a recent trip to Maine - my first experience with a Bull Jagger product. Relatively weak floral aroma -golden pour with decent lasting head. Crisp mouthfeel with a taste which seemed to be a combination of sweetness and hops. Dry and refereshing finish. Overall, an enjoyable 22 ounces and i'll purchase this product again on my next Maine visit.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 14:55:44 | More by Greenlabel
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-29-2012 14:07:01 | More by dunix
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raythealeman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-09-2012 01:22:21 | More by raythealeman
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Fluffypuff11

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-29-2012 05:07:52 | More by Fluffypuff11
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pilsner glass this beer was gold in color with a small white head. No lace to speak of.

Grassy, floral aroma. Some sweet malt. A hint of honey.

I thought there was a fairly good grassy hops presence in the taste. Sweet bread also.

This was a crisp, refreshing beer. Light to medium bodied.

Good job, Bull Jagger.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 14:57:48 | More by lordofthewiens
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bomber into a new acquired pilsener:

A: hazy yellow body that left a soft white foamy one finger head, slowly rising bubbles, some spotty lacing was left here and there.

S: some malts with some spice here and there. Barely any hops were noticed in the smell.

T: balanced between the spice and the malts. The hops only came out once the beer warmed.

M: medium, carbonation is felt on the tongue and mouth

O: not a bad beer, but I think I would only seek it out on tap if I had it again

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 16:25:29 | More by BeerKangaroo
Big Claw Pilsner from Bull Jagger Brewing Company
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