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Pine Mountain Pils - Deschutes Brewery

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Pine Mountain PilsPine Mountain Pils

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BA SCORE
86
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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, can’t say this beer does much for me, liked it much better on tap

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2004 23:44:50 | More by Gusler
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Very light yellow body with a gigantic, pitting head. Be careful on the pour with this one.

Smell – There’s 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. It’s 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 wasn’t bad and I wouldn’t mind having it again, it just seemed quite a bit off-style.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2003 00:08:07 | More by RoyalT
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beertunes

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 18:31:43 | More by beertunes
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dertyd

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-14-2014 06:18:16 | More by dertyd
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-19-2014 20:23:21 | More by Faroveryonder
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-08-2014 01:16:49 | More by Jameswoody
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brianmandell

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-11-2014 04:53:02 | More by brianmandell
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Phi_Psi_OR_Beta

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-26-2014 01:34:10 | More by Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
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neckbeered

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-12-2014 15:46:53 | More by neckbeered
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-16-2014 21:58:52 | More by irishgreensoda
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craigreno

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2014 05:17:14 | More by craigreno
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Todd

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2002 14:41:35 | More by Todd
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kflorence

California

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 22:44:55 | More by kflorence
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-08-2014 20:54:33 | More by mc4z
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-10-2014 06:34:23 | More by GRG1313
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-06-2014 23:59:00 | More by tjcamm
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dipso123

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2014 03:02:20 | More by dipso123
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-25-2014 04:21:36 | More by Braz
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-24-2014 09:14:19 | More by seanchai
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-04-2014 16:07:35 | More by powdersoldier
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2014 00:02:40 | More by drinkAK
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-06-2014 10:01:08 | More by SitkaSteve
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-06-2014 22:25:04 | More by KStark
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 02:42:23 | More by Dope
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Spikester

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Most of these reviews are from 2003 or so. From a bomber purchased at Winco . Best by date of May 25, 2014.
Pours clear pale gold with two fingers of dense white head. Some lacing shows as head recedes. Smell is spicy noble hops with a good amount of cracker malt.
Taste is spicy noble hops with just enough cracker malt to balance the flavor. I suppose the freshness may play a role in how much hop character there is and my sample is hop forward without departing too much from the style. Mouthfeel has a bit of a pucker factor with plenty of carbonation and a dry medium bitter finish. Overall a very fine American version of the style. If it was in six packs I would probably buy more for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 05:20:14 | More by Spikester
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Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.