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Project 9 Pils - Fernie Brewing Co.

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Project 9 PilsProject 9 Pils

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BA SCORE
84
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-02-2014)
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

cfalovo97, Jul 24, 2014
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Photo of biboergosum
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml can. Apparently this is an ode to Project 9, an extreme bike trail near Fernie.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and tightly foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some sudsy splattered cloud lace around the glass as things duly drop away.

It smells of crisp biscuity, crackery, and bready pale malt, dried lemon rind, a bit of white pepper, and peppy earthy, floral, and grassy hops. The taste is more sturdy grainy malt, the biscuity edge sort of retreating, as the peppery character brings in his black and multicoloured friends to further spice things up, and the hops meet this challenge head-on, in their consistent grassy, earthy, and leafy mien.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, and for the most part innocuous in their quotidian duties, the body a steady medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, what with those pepper and hop yahoos flitting about. It finishes just a touch off-dry, the inherent malt sweetness kind of stumbling around with its head down, and those same hop and spice notes circling for the kill.

A rather tasty and enjoyable full-bodied pilsner, with the robust malt and sassy hops in spades. Add to that a pleasantly complex pepper spiciness, and we are good to go! With the hop schedule employed here, and the actual flavour, it's hard to make the call between the Czech and German styles, so I'm just gonna go with my impression of that whole part of southeastern BC: German.

biboergosum, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DamageCase76, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of DarrenBrule
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

DarrenBrule, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of leaddog
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Bready, biscuity malt, Saaz hops, hints of lemon, spice and grass.

Taste - Similar to what is found in the aroma - bready/biscuity malts along with the spice and grassiness of Saaz hops with a faint hint of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry finish.

Overall - A sessionable German pilsner with a pleasant spicy hop profile. Definitely an easy drinker for the summer months.

leaddog, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip 13/6/14

A bright yellow liquid, crystal clear, bubbles of all sizes and speeds feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves a collar of lace

S lots of grassy noble notes, lemon, mineral water, cracker, floral almost to the point of perfume, some sweet grains round things out

T spicy, grassy hops, biscuit, not far from the nose really, hits the style well enough

M has some body to it, soft from the bubbles, crisp but has a grainy finish, no complaints here

O loads of noble hops work well for this one, not a bad example of the style and something I could drink a few of under a hot sun

better then I was expecting from Fernie, respectable beer and much better then most I've had from this brewery, worth a shot for sure

wordemupg, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Exeter, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

kjyost, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of ScottWestmaas
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ScottWestmaas, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Oidmoe, Jul 14, 2014
Project 9 Pils from Fernie Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.