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Tröegs Sunshine Pils - Tröegs Brewing Company

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1,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,272
Reviews: 555
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 38
Gots: 84 | FT: 2
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002)
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Reviews by klink40:
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klink40

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -27%

Troegs is a top tier micro-brewery and I enjoy almost all of there beers this is probably the only one out of 7 of their beers that I'd had that I wouldn't highly recommend.

A-Gold, average frothy head
S-grass, wheat
T-grassy, then metalic(yes metalic), then very slight hops
M-smooth on the palate and good fermentation
D-not my favorite. Not really sure when I'd recommend this beer. I'd opt for a Heineken over this but #1 choice for easy drinking summer beer is Harpoon Summer (Kolsch)

Cheers!

05-14-2010 20:36:39 | More by klink40
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured a dull golden color with a relatively thin head for the style and is gone quite quickly,toasted slightly sweet aromas dominate but there is a sharp grassy hoppiness that shows itself lightly as well.Pretty well rounded pilsner not as hoppy as the bottle might lead you to believe but there is a sharpness to it mainly in the finish,lightly sweet and grainy mainly up front.As easy drinking pilsner good for the summer months with enough hop presence to give it some dimension.

07-31-2005 18:11:58 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Appearance – This was a treat just to stare at. The light yellow body was very hazy and held up a huge, fluffy white pils head.

Smell – The delicate Saaz hops were right on target here, although the grain aroma was a bit too harsh for my tastes. There was a pleasant spiciness though that evened things out.

Taste – The German hop flavor is definitely here, but the American grain and overly sweet finish throw this one a bit off-style.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was terrific. This pils is light and refreshing with just the right bitter bite at the end.

Drinkability – This was an excellent effort at the style and one of the better American-made Pils that I’ve sampled.

Comments – Thanks to Prostman for sending this one out my way.

06-27-2004 02:12:10 | More by RoyalT
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

A: a beautiful bright yellow with a great head
but without retention. Great appearance of
carbonation.

T: Grainy aromas with grass, malt, and alcohol
elements.

S: Very limited aroma of any sort. Faint hints
of meadow and malt

M/D: Clean and crisp brew with a good drinkable
body not too thin and without lingering
tastes.

07-05-2009 22:51:46 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-28-2014 20:11:24 | More by woodchipper
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-19-2014 22:31:19 | More by MikeC144
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

If the beer that Budweiser/Miller/Coors made was quality beer that tasted good, Troegs Sunshine Pils is the beer they would want to style theirs after. In fact, for the rumored new line of imitation craft beer that Michelob is planning to roll out, they would be wise to take a hint from Troegs. Budweiser "Select" certainly could have used a clue.

If Troegs had an advertising budget, this beer could be HUGE. It has that mass-appeal quality to it, and it still tastes & looks good. A healthy pale color - not the washed out fizziness of BMC. Totally crisp & clean all the way through with very little aftertaste. Hops are present, unlike BMC, but not intrusive.

As for drinkability, you could sip these all afternoon (after mowing your lawn), and not feel full or bloated. This is the best pilsner I have ever had, behind Clipper City's "Small Craft Warning."

09-28-2005 22:48:35 | More by chOAKbarrell
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sellmeagod

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

What a disappointment. But, maybe, not really - it is a summer seasonal. And these tend to be known for weak, light flavorings with some false scents and sense of beach.

Atrociously light bodied and a forced smooth drinking leaves me wanting to take no more sips. A pilsner even weaker by trying to pretend to have some honey sweetness. At 5.3 abv, this is not worth it. Avoid.

09-12-2010 23:53:34 | More by sellmeagod
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

04-20-2013 02:32:01 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +12.8%

A - pours clear golden brown. Pretty light in color actually. Minimal head, but does leave a bit oflacing behind.

S - Faint aroma of biscuit malts, a but of grassiness. Slightly sweet malts come through as well.

T - rather hop-forward with a nice crisp bite of bitterness, some spice, and a lingering earthiness. Very nice. Also a bit if sweet malt to keep the bitterness in check. This is pretty refreshing.

M - medium mouthfeel. I little thicker than I would expect based on the color. Nice lingering earthy dry finish.

O -I really enjoyed this one. I would put Prima Pils a little higher, but I would definitely get this again.

07-09-2011 21:09:33 | More by warnerry
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

05-09-2014 23:34:23 | More by SunDevilBeer
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

Poured a thick mountain of white head which eventually settled into a nicely thick covering. Lightly scented, crisp and clean, slight citrus and hay. Incredibly smooth tasting with just enough of a bite to be noticable. Hint of raspberry in there -but not fruity, just a reminder in the background that kinda gets your attention. Light and refreshing, very drinkable. Nice!

07-07-2004 02:45:30 | More by shapudding
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-10-2013 23:05:00 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

4.55/5  rDev +21.7%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: Its body bright golden color with some cool sparkling carbonation. The head is small, about one finger thick, bright white in color and slowly fades down to a small slick ring of lace.

Smell: There is a full bouquet of mostly floral/spicy hops with light pale malt and just a slight hint of sulfur.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is very crisp and clean with a solid medium body. Hop flavor is bright, floral, and clean with a pleasing level of bitterness. Just under the hops there is a modest level of crisp, dry, and pale white bready malt. The finish is quick, dry and fairly clean with some light hop bitterness. Its carbonation is quite active which gives it a lively and refreshing texture.

Notes: This is a great refreshing beer with excellent Pilsner Flavor.

07-29-2009 20:59:34 | More by generallee
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renegadeburger

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%

got to pick this beer up when i went to the filling station over on the west side of manhattan on the way home from work near the high line pretty cool spot

this beer was recommended to me as nice light summer beer that is needed right now its over 100 degrees here in NJ/NY insane

beer poured really nice it almost looked illuminating like it was glowing golden color pure white head

nice smell lots of fresh meadow grass and some perfume of spicy and herbal hops

flavor is dry and crisp with bitterness just a little bit of malt sweetness in the very end

very light body easy drinkable and yes definitely a good beer for summer

nicely done

07-22-2011 09:07:34 | More by renegadeburger
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

11-25-2011 07:49:17 | More by TimoP
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-30-2014 21:16:17 | More by Doomcifer
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

This does look like bottled sunshine, very bright golden color. It's a very nice beer, a little on the citrusy side but well balanced overall. The Pils benefited greatly from a recipe change a while ago, my first tasting of it was not impressive. It now stands with the other excellent pilseners from south central PA.

02-11-2006 22:52:21 | More by BeerIsland
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%

This summer Pils pours an ultraclear, pale yellow body, with a white, two finger head that eventually drapes the glass with chains of attractive lacing.

Aroma is lemony citrus, with hint of grass, and a soft malt background.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, and clean and crisp.

The taste reveals that this one is no pretender. Solid noble hops presence with a dry, lemony, citrus character. Smooth malt presence provides only a hint of sweetness. Very crisp and refreshing, all the way down. No hint of Euroskunk in this one. Finish is clean, dry, and slightly bitter. Aftertaste has a hint of lemon rind.

Very well crafted summer brew. Goes down way too easy. Nice thirst quencher after a warm, sunny, day.

05-22-2004 21:30:39 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

12 ounce bottle sampled, no freshness dating to be found. This summer brew pours light golden, clear, with a snow white head, tiny bubbles present and minor lacing left on the glass. The nose I pick up is of powdered sugar and perhaps a slight floral note. This is a pleasantly crisp and hoppy pils. Light and refreshing with a steady hop bitternes and bite late. Nicely crafted, more worthy brew from Troegs.

05-29-2005 22:59:14 | More by Billolick
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -7%

Thanks to fitzIPAtrick for this one...and to his sis who lugged a case back from her trip to PA.
Mowed the lawn today, so figured it was time to enjoy this one...pours the faintest shade of yellow (seriously, most likely the lightest beer I ever poured into a pint glass).
A full two and a half fingers of the brightest, fluffiest white head I have ever seen....leaves behind some sporadic lacing.
Bready yeast and pale malt...even a subtle clove scent.
The taste is real decent for the style...very clean and balanced. I would prefer to see just a bit more hops to give this one some more depth. Mouthfeel thin and the carbonation is great right where it is at...very fresh.
I like this one, but certainly I have better offerings in the style.

06-02-2006 00:05:41 | More by warriorsoul
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Prometal313

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-16-2013 03:27:41 | More by Prometal313
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jes167

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 20:10:14 | More by jes167
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev +7%

05-15-2012 12:29:54 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

Appearance: high carbonation, 1/4 inch head, clear, light golden yellow

Smell: malt, hops, and grass

Taste: malt, wheat, grass, with a hoppy finish

Mouthfeel: smooth, sweet, light, high carbonation with a slightly bitter finish

Drinkability: This is perfectly refreshing summer beer. Between this and Oskar Blues, I am becoming more of a fan of this style. A little bitter as a pils, but it also does not taste like a run of the mill pilsner. I could easily session this.

05-15-2009 13:48:27 | More by tigg924
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Tröegs Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
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