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Full Sail Pilsner - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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Full Sail PilsnerFull Sail Pilsner

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very good

11 Ratings

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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with an "enjoy by" date clearly marked.

Appearance: Very bright, clear and bubbly with a pale orange hue ... an attractive lace hangs around long enough to finish the brew off.

Smell: Big whiff of malt sweetness with a peppery, veggie, and spicy hop nose and some cracker like grain also.

Taste: A growing tingling hop bitterness flows with the carbonation to form a spicy crisp bite. Light to medium in body that shows off an elegantly textured mouth feel. Wonderful dryish biscuit malt character has enough backbone to hold up against the lingering hop. Both grain and lemony spicy Saaz hop barely faded into the everlasting finish.

Notes: Subtle though one of the most impressive American brewed pilsners I have had to date ... unhappily this is not a year-round brew.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ah, the ol' pilsner review, kid you not, Full Sail used to be awesome.

Standard relatively clear golden pour, fluffy head that just chilled and kicked it for quite some time and left a good lacing job.

Aroma and taste, quiet, pepper, lemon and crackers with the faintest floral Saaz hop feel. Very light on the palate, didn't weigh down the tongue, always felt refreshed to take the next sip.

This beer was never easy to find, saw it a few times at Bevmo, but seemed a lot more prevalent when I'd make my Eugene and Portland trips.

Photo of xxxcjbcxxx
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

My bottle reads ABV 6.0%, not 5.40%.

Photo of packetknife
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I remember having this with some students of the Full Sail CGI school in Florida. It was crystal clear with hints of gold. Very very smooth, malty, light on the nose. Hints of bread and slightly sweet.

Photo of beerguy101
3.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gold color, medium foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweet. Mildly hopped, lightly malted pilsner. Nice flavor, good mild hop signature. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth, clean. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy, very little bitterness.

Photo of Act25
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rec'd in WFM craft pack, which with the case discount works out to $1 a bottle. Who cares if you throw out St John's Mango when you get to find gems like this!
JUST UPGRADED in taste off vs Smuttynose Wunderbar.

This beer is not retired.

A. Full lace sails over a golden body.
S. Chardonnay like. Big aroma of malt with grapey, sun warmed hay, grass, veggy, and peppery hop nose.
T. Follows the smell the most white-wine like beer ever. Builds with a tingling hop pepper and spice bitterness to delivery crisp bite.
F. Light to medium in body that shows off the textured feel. Long lemony, crisp finish.

Wonderful, find it, try it!

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Full Sail Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.