Pine Mountain Pils - Deschutes Brewery
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3/5 rDev -22.5%
The beer departs the bottle a very light yellow color, head is large and frothy, bright white in color, lace is adequate to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, chased by the fresh crispness, start sweet with a mild malt profile, top thin. Finish is light to moderate in carbonation, hops as one would expect in a pils, light, dry aftertaste, cant say this beer does much for me, liked it much better on tap
02-10-2004 23:44:50 | More by Gusler
3.25/5 rDev -16%
Appearance Very light yellow body with a gigantic, pitting head. Be careful on the pour with this one.
Smell Theres a light hop aroma here, but an even bigger malt sweetness not what I expected from a German Pils.
Taste The sweetness comes out even more at the tongue. Its more like a sucrose flavor which drowns out the light floral hops.
Mouthfeel Lightly carbonated and fairly smooth, this pils goes down pretty well.
Drinkability This one wasnt bad and I wouldnt mind having it again, it just seemed quite a bit off-style.
10-10-2003 00:08:07 | More by RoyalT
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
Hated 22oz format bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright golden-yellow color with about an inch of bright white head that had very good retention and decent lacing.
The aroma was nicely grainy, and had a smooth hop presence. There was a slightly annoying sweetness that I didn't care for however. On the tongue, that sweetness was nicely countered by a tart, dry hoppiness. The grain was the main flavor, and the hops lingered at the back.
The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps a bit fuller than ideal, and had a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the 22 was gone quickly and easily. Overall, a nice example of the style. Not among the best, but very far from the worst. Worth a shot if you see it.
05-04-2014 18:31:43 | More by beertunes
3.65/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a clear pale yellow beer with a whispy white lace -- decent retention.
Fresh, spicy, soft fruit / esters, light grain.
Light on the palate with a very spicy hop character, bit of pine and a herbal base. Splash of citrus. Somewhat malty, low sweetness with a firm medium body. Fruity esters in the background. Fresh grain flavours and a slight bitty feel on the palate. Sweet bready finish with a touch of lingering leafy astringency from the hops.
An unusual pils, but a rather tasty one.
08-24-2002 14:41:35 | More by Todd
3.66/5 rDev -5.4%
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!
06-22-2014 22:44:55 | More by kflorence
Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.