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Pine Mountain Pils - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DerAtomsmasher, Monday at 02:23 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Zanico, Nov 04, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up at the end of August from Total Wine for $3.99. Best by 10/14/14.

Beer poured golden with a fine white head on the initial pour.

Nose is crisp Noble hops with a nice lemony tone.

Taste has a nice sweetness but not cloying at all. Hops have a nice lemongrass herbal effect.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean like a good pils is supposed to be.

Overall a delicious brew. I like Twilight but i could see this one replacing it in the 6 pack seasonal rotation!

arizcards, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

OCSA_1978, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Best before 12/14/14. Served chilled into a pint glass.

Pine Mountain pilsner is a clerk golden yellow color with thick white head.

Aroma is hoppy and slightly sweet. Hops are both herbal and spicy.

Flavor is slightly sweet up front with peppery hops in the middle and a crisp dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a delicious, fresh, and hoppy pilsner.

GilGarp, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bomber poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours a very very light straw with some visible floaties and a white head that fades.

S: Floral hops, some grassy notes, a little skunk, and a nice touch of fruity light malt sweetness.

T: Light floral hops, lemon grass, light pilsener malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and bite.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation.

O: This was a pleasant surprise. I'm not much of a pilsener guy and I got this bomber dirt cheap a while after it's best by date. It's quite solid and tasty, especially with a plate of tacos.

RyanK252, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a very solid german type pils here with the deschutes flare than makes them one of the better breweries in the country. this is just so light on the malt, pale watery almost looking yellow shade with a tall white head with fine retention. the nose is only minimally hoppy, in line with more old world german pilsener beers, but it just seems fresher, more enticing than do some of the often stale smelling imports. the malt is so fresh and light, no weight to it at all, which is only aided by frantic carbonation. refreshing summer style for me, too low key for fall. its nice to have a beer this light still so loaded with flavor though, and the german hops finish it up really well. the hops are probably dosed a little higher than is traditional, but the varietals are so subtle in their own ways that it never seems quite hoppy, just flavorful and well balanced. one of the better american made pilseners i can recall, and for 4 or 5 bucks a bottle, its a steal.

StonedTrippin, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WDJersey, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TwoTrees, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Beerasaurus, Aug 25, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9%

ricke49, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
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 -10%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Faroveryonder, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

KoG, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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 -3.6%

KStark, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BrandonZp5, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of kflorence
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +2.8%

Arkay, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.