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Pine Mountain Pils - Deschutes Brewery

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Pine Mountain PilsPine Mountain Pils

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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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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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

Gusler, Feb 10, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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.

RoyalT, Oct 10, 2003
Photo of beertunes
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

beertunes, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

dertyd, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Faroveryonder, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Jameswoody, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

brianmandell, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

craigreno, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

Todd, Aug 24, 2002
Photo of kflorence
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

mc4z, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

GRG1313, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tjcamm, Apr 06, 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%

Braz, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

seanchai, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

powdersoldier, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

drinkAK, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SitkaSteve, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KStark, Jul 06, 2014
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Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.