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Pine Mountain Pils - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-24-2002)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

WDJersey, Monday at 02:12 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TwoTrees, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Beerasaurus, Aug 24, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%

ricke49, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 18, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I got this one at safeway on the cheap. I really wasn't expecting much, since I am not a huge fan of Pilsners. This one really surprised me. Right now it is by far my favorite Pilsner. Pretty good on sunny warm summer day like today! I would definitely buy this one again.

Donkster46, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Faroveryonder, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

KoG, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Pine Mountain Pilsner is a very nice beer. It poured a very pale yellow with white head that did not lace. The scent was burnt rice husks with touches of grass and peat. The taste was most earth and grass with a slight corn meal push. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall a great sessionable pilsner that could compete against the big foreign names.

WoodBrew, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KStark, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BrandonZp5, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of kflorence
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear, pale golden in color with a thick, frothy head atop. Carbonation looks lively, hopefully it doesn't come off too harshly. Head retention is great and there is a fair amount of lacing on the glass edge as you drink. This is exactly what you want a pilsner to look like!

S: Very grassy on the nose with light fruits and grains. A little butter. Slightly astringent. Simple and modest with classic pilsner notes.

T: Quite similar to the nose. Lots of grass and light fruits, not unlike a chardonnay. Finishes crisp and bitter with a lingering chardonnay aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with ample, but not overly aggressive carbonation, this one is very smooth and crisp with a hint of buttery oil. Finishes dry.

O: While I can appreciate this as a classic and well-refined pilsner, it isn't quite my cup of tea. This one comes off overly like a sparkling chardonnay to me, which I don't really care for. With that aside, this is a really beautiful brew and quite sessionable. I would expect no less from Deschutes. Cheers!

kflorence, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Arkay, Jun 21, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a clear plastic cup. Not ideal, but we make do on the road.

Appearance: pale yellow hue with a tiny touch of haze and a blizzard of effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam. Love it!

Smell: nice malt that is lightly sweet and lightly grainy, with a slightly herbal hop character. It's quite balanced and refined; I rather like it.

Taste: a bit sweeter than the aroma, but still quite nice. Bitterness is also a little high, but the overall effect is balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: light bodied but with an intensely creamy carbonation. Not bad at all.

Overall: tasty, refreshing and extremely drinkable. Another great beer from Deschutes.

flagmantho, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/15/14.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dipso123, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mc4z, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SitkaSteve, Jun 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 06/15/14.

A: Pours a hazy straw gold. Tall, frothy white head. Great head retention and thick, fluffy lacing everywhere.

S: Lightly grassy with a hint of sulfur. A little crackery malt. Just a hint of citrus. Very subtle aroma.

T: Grassy up front for sure. Lots of it with just the lightest hint of citrus. That lightly bitter, sulphury pilsner malt flavor kicks in in the middle and through the finish. Very light cracker malt adds just a touch of sweetness. Some herbal spiciness. Light wave of bitterness and grass in the drying finish.

M: Medium/light bodied with light bitterness and quite dry overall.

O: Pretty much what you'd expect from a typical german pilsner. Crisp, dry, and light. May be hopped just a little extra as there is a decent wave of bitterness in the finish. Nice and well balanced and very drinkable.

Dope, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

drinkAK, Jun 05, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes after drinking this on 4/18/14. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with a best by date of 5/25/14 stamped on the side of the label. Poured into a 12 oz pilsner glass with tapered sides.

Appearance - Pretty classic look for the style--straw yellow blonde body with a fantastic bubble show rushing up from the bottom of the glass to sustain a fluffy two-finger head the color of faded lemon chiffon. Retention is moderate, eventually settling as a quarter finger perma-foam across the top of the liquid. As I drink it down, there are healthy sheets of lacing marking the passage of time betwen drinks similar to how sheets of rock mark the layers of time in a cliffside.

Smell - Pleasant pilsner malt biscuits and club crackers with a hint of citrus zest, but not in the pungent, powerful way citrus will come through from an IPA. More lemongrass than lemon. Some faint floral elements as well as a hint of yeasty spiciness.

Taste - Again, the malt is the star of the show, with grainy crackers and a touch of sweetness. Balance comes in the form of some slight bittering dryness and hints of grass and lemon zest as well as just a touch of white pepper spiciness. I prefer a bit of sweetness with this style, so long as the hops prevent it from becoming cloying or overly-grainy, and this is right on par with that approach.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and lots of carbonation, providing a sufficiently effervescent feel and a dry finish.

Overall, this strikes me as a great take classic German pils characteristics from a U.S. brewer. Perhaps a little heavier on the citrus and hops than you'd expect from some of the greats in the style, but it's very clean and drinkable while not sacrificing interesting flavor. I also don't particularly mind the format--I'd rather drink roughly two beers worth for $5 than buy an entire six pack. I hope they make this a regular seasonal release.

LambicPentameter, May 23, 2014
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Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.