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Coastline - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Not Rated.

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-28-2002)
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Reviews by usualpulp:
Photo of usualpulp


3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a nice white head, and lots of carbonation.

Lots of citrus and hop smells here, with a slight grainyness, almost smells like wheat.

Taste is clean and crisp. There is a nice fruitiness to counteract the hop bite. Though i would have liked to have seen more hop bitterness to the beer.

The mouthfeel is a little thin, slightly on the watery side.

Overall this is a good beer, nice and refreshing, just not too complex.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2004 02:00:07 | More by usualpulp
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Photo of shelby415


3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-28-2012 08:03:11 | More by shelby415
Photo of mjurney


4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-18-2011 08:17:03 | More by mjurney
Photo of mentor


3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle provided by a co-worker this late Friday evening. Thanks much! Enjoy by 093004 B145. Uhm is that *last* year? I may delete this review if the rating isn't in line with scores from other reviews. Pours a one finger nearly white head over a light pee colored liquid. Smells malty sweet. Pils malt, tin hops (Saaz, probably) and a hint of oranges in the hops, too. Tastes rich pils malty with moderate hop flavor and mild hop bitter. A hint of tannin, which could be me mistaking a hint of munich or toasted malt. Hop flavor has an easiness about it, yet still a touch of orange sourish. Interesting and not quite what I was expecting from a pils. Md-light body and moderately carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2005 07:52:53 | More by mentor
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Relatives picked this up at Costco prior to going to the beach house they rented.

Appearance: beautiful. Golden. Very thick lacing in my plastic cup.

Smell: Not good. Corn. Since this is fresh from Costco, this shouldn't be a problem. It is.

Taste: corn. Must be a quality control issue.

Mouthfeel: all is well and good.

Drinkability: make the corn stop.

If this is an isolated issue, I could be persuaded to try this again. More likely, at their Walnut Creek brewpub instead of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 19:00:20 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Photo of nickss


2.8/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ive been struggling to finish a 6er of this brew, largely due to the fact that I find it a terribly boring beer.
Not offensive or bad necessarily... just extremely boring.

Appearance: Pours a dark yellow almost burnt orange color.... very little head, even with a strong pour. Zero head retention after 5 seconds.

Smell: Coppery, boring

Taste: Shrug.. tastes like PBR to me... maybe a bit more floral in the front end, but certainly not much. A healthy whallop of maltiness comes through on the finish. Nothing special.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, as I'd expect from a lighter brew.

Drinkability: Could I drink alot of these? If I was in a tight spot, yes... but would I prefer this over PBR... not particularly.

Nothing great here.... extremely mediocre brew... I wouldnt really advise purchasing it unless you just feel the sheer need to try a beer youve never had before. That being said, its not a terrible beer either... just dont expect anything impressive.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 00:37:57 | More by nickss
Photo of woemad


3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bought at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $1.09.

Poured a transparent gold color, with a big, fizzy white head. While the head dropped somewhat quickly, a foaminess remained perched atop the beer.

Smell was of floral hops that were akin to freshly cut grass. There was also a mild, biscuity maltiness.

Taste was similar to the smell, but somehow less interesting. The mild floral hoppiness is not much in evidence in this category. There's mostly the biscuity maltiness, and also a slight citrus flavor just before the swallow, which was pleasingly dry. Not as crisp & tasty as a fresh authentic German example. Nevertheless, it runs rings around typical American pale lagers. It's just not as interesting as the nose led me to believe.

This had the typical thin, refreshing mouthfeel of a pilsner. Nothing wrong here.

This is decent session pils. Is it truly a great beer? Not really. Yet
it would be one to remember come grilling season, which is almost upon us.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2005 22:53:44 | More by woemad
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3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle with freshness date printed on the label. Short blurb about the beer on the neck.

Appearance: Poured golden with a very slight haze. Tight white head of medium size. Faded to leave very little lacing.

Smell: Floral aroma - slight citrus notes.

Taste: Very crisp and refreshing. Medium bodied with a good level of carbonation. Mainly citrus flavors with a slight bread taste. Not many hops until the finish - very slightly dry, bitter aftertaste.

Overall Impressions: This one was slightly past the enjoy by date which resulted in the six pack being dirt cheap! Despite this it was a nice tasty pils that was very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 01:13:58 | More by rowew
Photo of mynie


3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am tired of writing the following line: This pours like a macro. A nice, tight head earn it some points, though.

Smells like citrus and spice. There's a harsh zip of wheat in there, too.

Tastes almost nothing like it smells. Solid, simple base of malt disolving into simple, bitter hops. Dry at the end. Very clean. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2005 04:37:55 | More by mynie
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2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed in October 2004 from a 12 oz bottle purchased from the local gc. Reminds me of most Pyramid beers. Not impressed with this one at all. Poured and looked decent, but had that musty smell that I am familiar with on most Pyramid brews. Has decent amounts of wheat and maybe some citrus in the scent. Has good carbonation, but has that musty taste too it also. Still had two months left on the expiration, so I doubt a real fresh one would taste much different. Just not a real fan of this beer. Was hoping for much more.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2004 19:50:06 | More by GClarkage
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3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured to a bright and crisp gold color with a little bit of head and minor lace. It looks decent.

The smell seems off. It's much more potent and offensive than it should be. The taste isn't too bad, but isn't all that much better than macro swill. Mouthfeel and drinkability posses similar attributes.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2004 09:12:14 | More by watermelonman
Photo of Mark


3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I picked this lager over the ale's offered, due to the miserable heat wave here in no. Cal. It was an appropriate choice. Pale gold color was topped by a nice white head. Extensive lacing adorned the glass. Saaz hops seemed to be prominent with good malt base. A nice refreshing beer. Nothing spectacular but very acceptable when in the mood for this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2004 02:24:04 | More by Mark
Photo of Zorro


3.48/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy golden brew.

Smell is sweet and grainy with a distinct lemon and peach scent.

Taste is a bit sweet with a fair amount of bitterness to it. There is a bit of wheat taste to this and it does resemble a wheat beer a bit, including that slight lemon taste.

Mouthfeel is OK.

A refreshing drinkable brew, not real great but it isn't bad either. The bitter finish gets stronger as you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2004 02:41:15 | More by Zorro
Photo of Tballz420


3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew is a hazy golden colored brew, small white head on the top, some carbonation bubbles rising up. Sweet nose, lighly floral. Smooth malty taste, medium bodied. Crisp clean feel. Some hop presence. Dry aftertaste. Refreshing. Not a bad beer, worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2004 01:14:44 | More by Tballz420
Photo of surfmeister


3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: yellow, white, foamy head, staying power was weak
Smell: faint grassy, planty profile, little or no malt/yeast smell
Taste: aggressive bitterness immediately, hop bitterness outweighs hop floral/spice aspects. Just bitter.
Mouthfeel: Appropriate, if a little "Bud" like
Drinkablility: Probably better if tasted alone, but I tasted it against some smooth lagers with a more balanced malt/hop profile

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2004 15:51:35 | More by surfmeister
Photo of pezoids


2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by 1/16/04 printed on the bottle.
We’re over a month overdue on this one. It seems like I roused up some yeast in the bottle. This poured out a cloudy and pale yellow. The aroma tends to be a bit musty and has a sour graininess. The taste is light, fruity and flavorful. Low in bitterness and lacks that crisp German pilsner snap to it. Light to medium body of sweet malts and finishes a bit fruity. Ok. Drinkable, but nothing that special. A fresher example might increase the enjoyment.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2004 14:48:56 | More by pezoids
Photo of JackTheRipper


3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color. Head started out big, sticky, and white in color. Now after a few sips, the head is a thin layer of foam which is leaving a surprising amount of lacing on my glass.

Smell: is a floral hop aroma with a hint of spiciness underneath it.

Taste: What I taste most is a slightly bitter hoppy taste. There's just a bit of a grainy taste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry, finish is very clean. Alcohol feels about right for its ABV%

Drinkability: Not overly hoppy. This is a pretty good beer, I eat quite a bit of cheese, and this beer is going very well with some extra sharp cheddar. Would make a fair session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 06:36:55 | More by JackTheRipper
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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Im not sure what style this brew exactly is. The label claimed to be a Pilsner, BA says Pale, and the taste was somewhat in between. I guess it doesn't really matter though. If it tastes good, it tastes good.

Color is golden and light and head is large, white, and short lived. Aroma is bready and offers a light weak hop tickle. Flavor is much the same but creamy like flavors show up in taste as well as mouthfeel. One could drink it but assuming that one would have something else around theyd probably choose something else. Its not bad, not good, just average.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 04:43:40 | More by allboutbierge
Photo of AtLagerHeads


3.1/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clear, golden body topped by a decent white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. The nose is of light malting and perhaps a small sense of citrus hops. The taste is decent though not impressive. Clean, crisp finish from a light mouthfeel. Reasonable carbonation and average drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2003 23:57:52 | More by AtLagerHeads
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3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean and golden in color. A small head forms from the pour, but thins out quickly. Really light in the taste (I guess I'm to used to the stronger ales I suppose). Probably better to drink in the heat of the Summer than the cool crispness of Autumn.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2003 03:43:00 | More by sinistersteve
Photo of RoyalT


2.45/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Nice, light yellow body with a big head that went down slowly and left tons of shaving foam lacing on the inside of my Ruination glass.

Smell – The citrus hop aroma is big for a Pils. There are also some floral smells and a light fruity sweetness along with a bit of must.

Taste – I don’t know what happened here, but this thing went downhill quick. The citrus hop from the nose is here, but there’s an offending flavor that left me cold. It’s hard to describe. It’s almost rotten, like eating rotten fruit. Disgusting!

Mouthfeel – Light and crisp but not as refreshing as I’d like.

Sinkability – This one is going down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2003 01:32:25 | More by RoyalT
Photo of Fabric8r


3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Writing from memory here, but doesn't this brew say on the bottle it is a pilsener? The style here on BA calls it a Pale Lager. Anyway, I thought this brew was dry, overly bitter, and not much for flavor compared to other beers from Pyramid. Got a mixed case with three other beer types and this one is my least favorite of the box. I mixed some IPA with this and seemed to improve it a little.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2003 19:48:20 | More by Fabric8r
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: Pale golden hazy straw colored body with a creamy textured mountainous white vibrant head not a bad appearance just glad to see there's no fizzy head already gone, good retention as for lacing speckled sporatically not a bad appearance at all. Aroma: Bready biscuit malt here some grassy slightly citrus tones no spicy Saaz nipping at my nose here. Taste: Still bready malt tones but the hop bitterness is much more pronounced than I was predicitng earthy bitter tones some grass notes not bad at all very clean finishes a bit dry not too bad. Mouthfeel: I'm liking the creamy texture by no means extradordinary but a decent summer ball game brew here light bodied refreshing and decently flavorful not too bad. Drinkability: Yeah I could pound this stuff, but it's not that good if I was trying to get ripped I would pick something cheaper besides this one can be enjoyed I am sipping on her and as she warms the bready character comes out a bit more along with the hops, it's okay.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 17:24:10 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of beerguy101


3.05/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold color, large white foamy head. A medium bodied pilsner. Hops are spicy and noticeably bitter. Good flavor. Nice mild malts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice flavorful pilsner with none of the usual weird and strange aftertastes.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2003 00:18:25 | More by beerguy101
Photo of jcalabre


3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I originally sampled this beer on 22 November 2002. I am writing my review from my notes.
I must admit that I'm not a big fan of the 'lighter' lagers. I am still looking to find a great one, this one was average. It was clear golden color w/ a frothy white head. the nose is slightly sweet. A good thirst quencher

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2003 00:37:53 | More by jcalabre
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Coastline from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.