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Saxer's Pilsner - Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company

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Saxer's PilsnerSaxer's Pilsner

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8 Ratings

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-16-1998)
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Reviews by tigerpaws:
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South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little dark for a pilsner but not overly so. Not much in the aroma department and pours almost no head. But a very drinkable beer that goes well with any food. The beer novice would enjoy this beer as well as the expert...........CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2002 10:11:49 | More by tigerpaws
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Photo of beerguy101


3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light/medium gold color, medium creamy head. A medium bodied pilsner. Rich malts flavor with a very well defined hop signature. A very bold tasting pilsner. Lots of hops and malt flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2003 02:38:16 | More by beerguy101
Photo of marburg


3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nearly picture perfect golden color with the dense, spongy, white head. An almost ale-like hop aroma -- shockingly floral, really -- that's very noticeable. Very simple, easy malt flavor with a crisp, quick hop bitterness that's hardly aggressive but is definitely present. Not challenging or complex but well-balanced and nice. I'd drink this again, and I'm not one for pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2003 16:46:03 | More by marburg
Photo of Gusler


3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour a crystal clear golden yellow, the head prosperous in size, spumescent in texture, brilliant white in color, the lace a nice satiny sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is surprisingly hop floral, citrus crisp or lemon like if you prefer, sweet and clean, a real sniffer, start malt laden and sweet, top middling. Finish has a prickly acidity, the hops delightful in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, one of the few lagers/pils, that I would consider at least for me a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2003 17:50:48 | More by Gusler
Photo of fattyre


3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden yellow with a largish rocky head with lace. It has a nice firm mouthfeel. The smell is mildly cookielike with an overylying but still mild crisp hoppiness. The taste is round clean spicy hoppiness with an herbal finish. Overall rounded yet very mild unassertive pilsner-not bad but not great.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2003 18:29:33 | More by fattyre
Photo of Bunnyhop


3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, golden yellow Plsner, with a fairly large, white, rocky head with lace. The smell is herbal with grapefruit tones. The taste is hoppy, followed by a slight sourness and spice, with a bitter finish. The body is firm in my mouth. An okay pilsner.

(source: Beers Across America)

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2003 20:14:54 | More by Bunnyhop
Photo of marc77


3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear golden hue indicates ample lagering. The initially thick head settles into a tight layer that leaves respectable lace. A floral, slightly spicy (perhaps Spalt / Hallertauer combination) hop nose is perceived at first and as the beer warms and the hop oils dissipate, mellow malt breadiness and sweetness emerge. Moderate hop bitterness hits the palate upfront, but quickly gives way to mild cracker - like malt and residual sweetness. The light hop flavor is floral and a touch herbal. Lightly bodied, but w/ sufficient residual dextrins to prevent a watery mouthfeel. Finishes w/ sweetness lingering on the tip of the tongue and pleasant basegrain graininess quickly fading. Although not outstanding, this is a well crafted and quaffable pilsner. The apparent use of noble hops other than Saaz was a nice change.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2002 17:38:06 | More by marc77
Photo of Jason


4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden in colour with an ample white head. Hoppy floral nose that is extremely dominated by fresh hops.

Clean light malt center top off with a beautiful hoppy floral flavour and a very clean bitterness. Packed with flavour with a superb use of Saaz hops, nice malt backbone to hold up against the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-1998 09:25:44 | More by Jason
Saxer's Pilsner from Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company
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