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High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner") - Mammoth Brewing Company

High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")

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BA SCORE
76
okay

39 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.75%


Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
aka Mammoth Golden Trout Pilsner

Golden Trout Pilsner: Crisp and refreshing as a high Sierra stream, High Country Pilsner/ Golden Trout Pilsner combines a light malty body with a floral hop finish. Pilsner malt, Vienna malt, and noble hops make this a beer of exceptional flavor.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 03-23-2008)
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -7.4%

09-07-2013 23:31:08 | More by fredmugs
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vma

California

1/5  rDev -69.1%

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irthesteve

California

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

08-22-2013 06:00:11 | More by 2beerdogs
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RaulMondesi

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wow. The Bro's straight doing this like a 50/50 bar. Raul ain't pumped, but it's not like he's going to take one bite and throw his Popsicle on the ground for the sun to eat the rest.

Raul drank it and he'd have another; but he won't tap a keg of it for his gramama's birthday.

Peace!

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 05:39:54 | More by RaulMondesi
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TheSixthRing

California

3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a slight orange tinge. White, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma consists of grain, with touches of honey, caramel and a floral hop character.

Taste - Moderate notes of grain and honey upfront while hops come across lightly, as floral with a minor grassy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with moderate, somewhat lively carbonation. Nice crispness. Goes down easy.

Overall - A fair to good pilsner. Flavors are there, but don't necessarily hit the mark quite where they should. I don't know that I'd buy it again, but I have no problem with drinking this, and on a hot summer day, who knows? Without better options, I'd give this another swing.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 04:35:12 | More by TheSixthRing
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -7.4%

03-03-2013 02:13:47 | More by dertyd
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Florida

4/5  rDev +23.5%

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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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sloelco

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

12-26-2012 06:39:58 | More by sloelco
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +8%

10-23-2012 02:31:25 | More by t0rin0
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kmt314


4/5  rDev +23.5%

08-27-2012 19:46:40 | More by kmt314
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mammoth probably has a stronger presence in my area than many here, so I've tried their beers on more than one occasion as the better alternative or to mix it up some. In most cases I'm pleased, though never wowed.

I feel like the Bros' review of this one is a bit harsh. While the Golden Trout Pilsener isn't by any means phenominal, it's a quietly tasty offering that's easy to take down by the mug on a casual summer night. There's a solid head with retention per usual, smooth mouthfeel with a little brothiness on the tongue it seems and a very mild hop character. I'd like the beer to be more crisp though.

I also get the feeling from reading these other reviews that it's not very good out of the can or bottle. I've only had this one on tap and it's been alright.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 18:03:47 | More by TheRealBigC
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

07-06-2012 03:58:41 | More by CelticAleMan
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outlaw1323

California

4/5  rDev +23.5%

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bbeegz

California

4/5  rDev +23.5%

06-11-2012 05:04:34 | More by bbeegz
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nightwing002

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-21-2012 00:04:04 | More by nightwing002
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TrojanWheels

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

01-18-2012 21:15:56 | More by TrojanWheels
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FosterJM

California

2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

843rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pilsner
22 oz

No bottle date

Purchased at Shell Station, Bishop, CA

App- Very clear yellow with a moderate amount of bubble activity from the bottom up. Only about a 1/2” head formed. As it fell a small amount of lines formed.

Smell- A true bit of pilsner was there. That lemony, earthy, dank note. A bit of butter.

Taste- It's light, but not very flavorful. Its a tad run of the mill, but I guess most pilsners are. Has some lemon, wheat, and a bit of flavored water. A little balanced malt not for flavor depth.

Mouth- A light bodied beer with a high carbonation. A little lemon, and malt residual flavor.

Drink- It wasn't too bad and it wasn't too good. I keep trying to like pilsners and lagers and they just fall short for me. I have a few more Mammoth at home and hopefully they are more like the BA 2011 Bluesapooloza.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 19:40:05 | More by FosterJM
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a very pale golden dull yellow. Small fizzy white head qucikly faded to nothing. Only thing left was a flat yellowish liquid. No head, not much in the way of visible carbonation.

Light musty grain, maybe some corn. Nothing too terribly impressive here. Was actually quite dull in the aroma category. Smelled like a Natty ice. Boring, dull malt grains, mixed with a slight corn or rice flavor. Nothing really making this pop or stand out to me. It just didnt have anything behind it.- Light feel, decent carbonation. This was about the only redeeming category. It was not slick, a bit thin, but the feel was actually a bit enjoyable.Very decent if it is cold, anything above fridge temp, was defiantly not worth the trouble.

Overall this was entirely forgettable.

Serving type: can

06-15-2011 03:01:46 | More by mikesgroove
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at Sloccum's in Mammoth. It was a clear gold beer with a white head and fruity character. There were light hints of traditional dry pilsner malt and spicy hops, but for the most part, it was a bland, smooth a juicy taste that dominated this beer. I'm sure it appeals to the masses, but not to pilsner lovers.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 04:42:37 | More by tempest
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can into a Pils glass.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of foamy bright-white head. This retains with a thin look, which leaves some light spotty foam down the sides of the glass. The aroma is citric, grassy, and bready feeling in the nose, punctuated by a sharp earthy mustiness. There's a bit of a mineral smell here that a little off-putting as well. Not a fan.

The taste starts with a sharp tingle of hops and a bitter splash of citrus up front. Unfortunately the grainy sweetness of the Pils malts fall a little flat across the back of the palate and seem to die out way too soon. This finishes with some lingering earth and bitterness that hangs in the mouth for too long. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, being crisp up front but then lessens into a flatter feel the more it sits in the mouth. Amazingly enough, despite a sub 5% ABV, this almost feels like this is too beefy in the mouth and really cutting back on the drinkibility of this.

This just wasn't a very well done Pils, with a malt and hops out of balance and a body that could be more crisp and clean feeling. Nice looking can but that's about it.

Serving type: can

08-31-2010 17:12:58 | More by Kegatron
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washburnkid

New York

2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Why does this beer have THREE names?

A: Small white head fizzles down to nothing far too quickly. The beer is hazy orange and straw yellow at the edges.
S: Interesting aroma for a German pils. I get citrus right off the bat, like there's a lemon sitting in the beer. Spiciness and wheat, and not-so-fresh grains that are otherwise indescribable. Refreshing on the nose, but had this been a blind tasting, the aromas would have made me think wheat instead of pils.
T/M/D: Grains, grass, earth, fresh hay bales, citrus, and mild spice. There's definitely a lot packed in there, with a bitter citrus zest to boot. Highly carbonated, and I actually choked on the first swallow, but light on the body. I'm tasting a combination of at least two different styles, which makes this beer a bit of a mess. With a pils, I expect crisp/clean/straightforward flavors. This one is all over the place.

Serving type: can

07-30-2010 17:06:10 | More by washburnkid
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High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner") from Mammoth Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.