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Pilsner - Steamworks Brewing Company

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87
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2005)
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I haven't tried many beers from Steamworks, which is kind of a shame. A friend who goes there regularly told me the Jasmine IPA was really good, so when I saw the Steamworks Mash Up combination 12-pack (Pilsner, Jasmine IPA, and Wheat Ale) at the liquor store on Commercial Drive, I saw it as my chance.

A: Crystal clear, gold/yellow, and bubbly, with a good inch or so of head.
S: A hint of yeasty sourness, sweet, a little bit grassy.
T: Mild but lingering grassy bitterness. To be honest, it just tastes like beer to me. There's nothing really special about it. But that's pilsner for you! I can't fault the beer for being what it's supposed to be.
F: I'd like it to be just a little more crisp.
O: Although I don't personally really like this beer tat much, it is, as far as I can tell, a well executed example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 03:39:55 | More by souvenirs
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/4" white head that leaves a nice lacing over clear golden straw liquid. A nice amount of carbonation bubbles are tracing their way to the surface.

S: Noble hop scents of grass, leaves, lemon as well as sweet grains.

T: Lemon bitterness and sweet pilsner malt grain flavours up front along with grass, earth and leafy noble hop crisp bitterness in the finish. Aspirin in the finish as it warms. At 30 IBUs, this isn't your grand daddy's Old Style.

M: A smooth and somewhat creamy medium viscosity and a medium level of very fine carbonation. Some drying.

O: Aside from Sixpoint's Sehr The Crisp and Victory Prima Pils, this is one of the best pilseners I have ever had. The usage of magnum hops as a bittering hop really helped out the traditional noble hops at the back end. This beer definitely stands out from the rest of the boring macro pilsner crowd.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:11:41 | More by DaftCaskBC
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:Clear golden, white head with tight foam

S: Yeast and sweet wet wheat. Pale malts and notes of barnyard funk.

T: Up front with notes of sweet pale malts followed quick by the crisp bitter hops. Good profile of yeast and tastes of barnyard funkiness as it warms. Lingers in the mouth with hoppy crispness.

M: Light and crisp in the mouth, clean and refreshing.

O: Its a great clean refreshing pils, light and crisp. Easy to drink and easy to match with a simple meal like pizza and salad. I just wish it was summer again, the clean crisp hops would be a perfect pairing with a sweet & spicy bar-b-que chicken or ribs.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 03:19:51 | More by FondueVoodoo
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355ml bottle. So glad to be able to get this excellent pilsner in bottles (6-packs) now. It was always a favourite at the Great Canadian Beer Festival. It pours a bright yellow with a nice tuft of white head. This smells like a classic Euro Pilsner. It has a nice present bitterness and grassy/herbal hoppy flavour. Very crisp and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 23:47:49 | More by CookstLiquor
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treyrab

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Steamworks Brew Pub in Vancouver, BC. This was an awesome pub inside a very interesting city. The pub atmosphere was a nice restaurant upstairs, and then down a spiral staircase downstairs is a dungeon-like brew pub. Very awesome.

A: Nice, clear yellow with a frothy white head. Looks very quenching after walking six to seven miles around the city. Nice head that lasts and laces pretty well.

S: The smell is awesome Saaz hops, very spicy, super grainy with fresh Pilsner malts, and fresh cut grass. One of the best smelling Pilsners I have had. Also, nice and skunky (in a good skunky hop way).

T: Incredibly well done. The grass profile is stunning, and blends so nicely with the fresh grains. A very nice skunky bitter pine hop profile really sets this beer apart from other Pilsners, and the abundance of hops makes this one of the best I have had.

Overall, this was one of the best Czech Pilsners I have had. I would put this right up there with Prima Pils for the best Euro Pilsners I have had. Just awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2011 12:16:16 | More by treyrab
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am transcribing this from notes that I took last summer. Poured on-tap at the Steamworks Brewing Pub in Vancouver, BC, it was served in a pint glass. Bright, vibrant gold coloring with no head to speak of. I was impressed by the look as it didn't appear watery to me like a lot of Pilsners do. The beer had only a slight aroma, and it was a little hoppy. The flavors are crisp and extremely light, with only hints of flowers, hops, and roasted malt characteristics. Although all the flavors are light, they blend together very well and come of particularly well. The beer is not nearly as bitter as some Pilsners come off. The finish is crisp, and there is not an aftertaste at all. Extremely easy to drink, although there are tastier brews out there. Decent for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 23:15:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This to me is the best beer they brew as it has tons of the right flavours and a real hop bite. The colour is clear mid gold with a great head. The nose is redolent of a brewhouse in a good way much like Anchor's Small Beer. This
is along with Dockside the best Pils in BC.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2005 23:01:30 | More by canucklehead
Pilsner from Steamworks Brewing Company
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