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Pine Mountain Pilsner - Deschutes Brewery

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Pine Mountain PilsnerPine Mountain Pilsner

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BA SCORE
85
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsputin on 03-08-2014

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 10
Photo of Bookseeb
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance has a golden yellow supporting a nice healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of the German leafy hops and soft malt. Taste is very yeasty American leaving it stronger in hops than malt. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation.

Photo of Suds
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vey yellow in color and, unfortunately, with a milky haze. Mg he head is creamy and firm. Nice Pils aroma....spicy German hops and a touch of sulfur...some background pale malt. Smells like summer. Ma refreshing and clean flavor...lots of hop bitterness and soft hops. A little rough in the fish, but still clean. Not bad.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into an old school beer mug purchased at a garage sale a while back. A sparkling lemon yellow with a fluffy white head that breaks down quite quickly. Aroma is classic low key white bread lager malt and grassy hops, smells fresh, bright, and subtly bready. Remarkably clean and crisp on the palate, no rocket science here. Green, grassy, floral (dandelion?) Hallertau hops exert a bold presence, as bold as this hop can truly be, that is. Lemon pepper spice and burnt popcorn notes do develop over time. Brisk carbonation and just a hair more body than the average German pils. Tangy, spicy finish is a highlight. Unassuming, perhaps a tad frumpy but well-executed, particularly in the noble hop department.

Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle label data: BEST BY 12/14/14 1003 9

The color sparkles with a pale, golden hue and the huge head maintains a fluffy, white, lasting cap. Mild fruity and light wet grass herbal aroma. Subtle grain flavors with an immediate hop bitterness presence; crackers and biscuit. Medium-light body; a bit of coarseness; dry finish.

A fine pilsner styling that is simple yet satisfying. There's nothing complicated per se, yet there is enough variety of sensory delights to make this beer a pleasurable enjoyment.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours two and half fingers of head on a light straw colored body.
The aroma is mild lemon and grain.
The taste has a good hop bitterness bite at the beginning. It tapers out to a mildly sweet finish.
Crisp and clean texture.
Wonderful.

Photo of marcellaproust
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I didn't think Deschutes could make a comme ci comme ca beer but this pilsner would be it, and there are really wonderful American takes on pilsner out there. Poured from a bottle: coarse, 1" plus head, beautiful straw-gold color. Smell: nice subtle whiff of hop, plant. Carbonation very robust and lasting. Taste: a straightforward lager with no real bite, but granted, no skunkiness either. Smooth. Lacks the wonderful character of pilsner which should and in fine beers can have that breadiness. Since everything else Deschutes makes is top-notch, I'll just take this as its ability to just be ordinary and fit in.

Photo of RJLarse
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmmm. Two entries for this beer on BA. I'll take this one since it hs the correct name. Shame on whoever added it as "Pine Mountain Pils." I bought a bottel of Pine Mountain Pilsner at a grocery store, poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a pale gold color, crystal clear, with torrents of bubbles rising in the glass. Thin white head is remarkably resilient, leaving sheets of lace on the glass.

Smell is lager-ish. A dandelion scent with a faint floral aroma of perfume or nail polish along side.

Taste is a bitter cereal flavor, with a wet bitter dandelion finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. As the bottle says "crisp as a clear autumn night on Pine Mountain."

Overall a very good pilsner. I'm not a huge fan of the style, too much like macros, but this one was very good.

Photo of snaotheus
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber at 41 F poured into a pint glass. Bottle has a best by date of 05/25/14.

Pours with a big white coarse head that fades halfway fast, then reaches equilibrium with the ample carbonation. Clear yellow with a slight coppery hue. Smell is crisp and grassy with a slight spiciness.

Taste is a little softened from the aroma, which is slightly disappointing. It's not as crisp. Slow bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is effervescent. Pleasant and light. Overall, nice, tasty, refreshing beer.

Photo of archyquaffer
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Info from the Deschutes website:
"A true German style pilsner"
ingredients: pilser and cara-pils malt, sterling and hallertau-mittelfruh hops and German lager yeast
IBUs- 40
ABV- 5.2

Interesting- they include an outline all grain recipe for homebrewers, so you can clone it if you like.
OG-1.050-1.060
FG- 1.005-1.012
fermented at 50 degrees

Poured from a bomber into a tall sampler. A moderate pour produces about an inch of billowy, snow white head that is quite stiff and sticks around for the duration. The beer is a rich golden color and crystal clear with swirling carbonation.

Floral, spicy and grassy hops and maybe just a little cooked corn are apparent in the aroma. The flavor is very balanced, with plenty of hop bitterness balanced out by a pleasant light malt flavor. There's mainly a light citrus rind quality to the hops and not so much of a piney taste, despite the name. Some salt and pepper spiciness. Unique and unexpected but very subtle berry-like flavors come through at times. The aftertaste mingles lingering bitterness and sweetness, with some saltiness. There's much to savor.

This is a refreshing yet still complex beer that is very worth a try. It's good to see some efforts being made to make some good lager beer. Now put it in cans so I can take it to the lake.

This was marked down as if on clearance but still had a freshness date about 2 months in the future. People might be put off by the "pine" name, which strongly suggests west coast "hop bomb".

Photo of hopsputin
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes Pine Mountain Pils

a: clear golden yellow with some very faint amber notes. large 3-4 finger rocky marshmallow bright white head. the fluid looks like something you'd find an ancient mosquito in, then use to create Jurassic Park

a: clean grains, sweet lemongrass, faint pine bark, noble hops, creamy, fresh biscuits

t: whoa - pine right away. its not so much a bitter pine, but just that earthy green flavor. fresh grassy flavors then fade to that slightly bitter hop characters. finishes clean with some fresh bread and sweet grassy grains

m: its a medium mouthfeel. carbonation levels seem to be a little less than i usually see in a pilsner

o: overall, its a good beer. its really earthy and green in the flavor, which i would have expected to contribute some bitterness to the flavor, but it doesn't seem to much. having that piney flavor is one that i haven't experienced in a pilsner before. its good, but a little different for the style. worth trying for sure, and quite refreshing for a nice sunny day in outside.

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Pine Mountain Pilsner from Deschutes Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.