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Steam Whistle Pilsner - Steam Whistle Brewing

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steam Whistle Brewing visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We believe that world-class results require focus and dedication, so we developed a distinctive recipe for our single brand based on Europe's renowned brewing standards yet is brewed fresh locally at our independent, Canadian Brewery.

We use traditional brewing techniques and only four natural ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast - all GMO-free. There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff.

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Nate_M

Missouri

5/5  rDev +45.3%

07-02-2014 15:21:08 | More by Nate_M
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Drek


5/5  rDev +45.3%

07-15-2012 16:21:32 | More by Drek
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Nikolai070

Ontario (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An absolutely fantastic Canadian beer! This is my absolutely favorite beer and I would recommend it to anyone looking to try. The color is pale, the carbonation is refreshing, the smell is intriguing and the taste is phenomenal. I've got all of my buddies drinking it now and anyone who tries it seems to say the same thing: it's an all around awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:42:56 | More by Nikolai070
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vondutch

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

04-23-2012 05:29:57 | More by vondutch
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-04-2012 06:30:11 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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phamda

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-09-2012 02:40:33 | More by phamda
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Razor1955

New York

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-24-2014 02:01:27 | More by Razor1955
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My parents picked up a nifty 12 pack of this, in the form of a suitcase, while they were up at Fenway north. Sweet green retro bottle. Bonus points for superb packaging in both the suitcase (I kept it and use it to bring homebrew places) and bottle.

Clear gold with a thin head. Thin skim of retention floats in the shape of a question mark. A beer for self inquisition?

Honey, floral aroma with some Wonderbread in back. Smells like springtime in the morning.

Crisp and refreshing with mild earthy/herbal hop in back to balance the springtime fresh sweet malt.

Perhaps it's the fact that this beer triggers sensory images of springtime hikes and lakeside trail runs but I love this beer. The packaging doesn't hurt either. I'm a sucker for a pretty bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 23:53:41 | More by donkeyrunner
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LuckyLucanite

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I really love this brew both in bottle and on tap--so long as it's fresh. I do not get the adjunct after taste commented on below--just barley malt. A very pleasant German style pils--go figure--from a Czech brewmaster!
Very drinkable. Nice noble hop use--well balanced and crisp.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2007 23:04:14 | More by LuckyLucanite
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Niniimaa

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Bierbistro in Toronto. Wasn't expecting this from a Ontario beer (most everything on-tap was malty) but passes as a very good current Pilsener. Light on the hops (I prefer a 40-50 IBU in Pilsners) with very good taste structure. Finishes well. Recommended for Pils fans.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2007 18:27:53 | More by Niniimaa
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benito

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a green glass bottle.

Brilliant gold in color with lots of carbonation and a thinnish head that dissipates in size but persists in presence. The aroma is light and airy, with a marked hint of dough. Similarly, the flavor is a near-perfect balance between sweet breadiness and a strong, Noble hop finish.

Other, secondary flavors include wet paper, biscuits, and pepper. The length and evolving complexity of flavors are remarkable, as every sip reveals a full array of new flavor combinations and a consistent, bitter-dry finish that makes you demand more. An excellent beer to pair with light seafood (scallops, shrimp, mussels, octopus) and even spicier foods.

This is easily one of the best Canadian micros I have had, and a fine example of a German pils.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 12:44:34 | More by benito
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

12-01-2013 03:20:54 | More by Gonzoillini
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tomdavistoronto

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

03-24-2013 18:56:15 | More by tomdavistoronto
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Lobstertainment

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

04-24-2013 06:48:24 | More by Lobstertainment
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stncttr908

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

10-08-2013 19:12:40 | More by stncttr908
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eze153

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this numerous time in Toronto, and at the brewery. I found this to be the best pilsner outside of the Czech Republic.

It's a clean smooth brew, that has only 4 basic ingredients and no preservatives which leaves it smooth and crisp and you could drink these all night and not be hung over the next day. I would compare this to Budvar and probably rank it right after it. This is a great beer!

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2006 17:00:30 | More by eze153
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moniz

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Is it the best Pilsner around? Probably not. Is it the best in Canada when compared to the macros? Absolutely!! Pale straw color, crisp refreshing mouthfeel, dry, slightly bready aftertaste, but still refreshing nonetheless. It's the beer that got me into micros. It's one of my go to beers always in my fridge ,from where I expand and experiment with other micros.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 15:17:55 | More by moniz
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DCon

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a 355ML can of this w/ my good friend Tony @ the Schlafly Tap Room in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Bright Green (7-Up looking can) w/ a Whistle and outline of a brewery at the bottom into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Has PKGD MAR 22 2012 on the side of the can.

Aroma- Slight corn on the front and then sweet, typical German Pils aroma. Very clean and easy.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that dies almost right away. Has a clean, golden body with great clarity. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Very malty, crisp, and once again has some corn that comes around. Light-medium bitterness. Sweetness all the way through.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Creamy, Smooth, and bites with sweetness on the palate.

Overall Impression- Beware! This is a HIGHLY drinkable brew and would be dangerous on a floating trip! Would love to see this guy (and possibly 11 others of it) in the near future. Highly recommend for its style and am a huge fan.

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 14:59:22 | More by DCon
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not only on-tap, but on-tap at the brewery in generous glasses as part of their tour. It was handed to me with a big, foamy, bone-white head. The color was a bright lemon-yellow and the Saaz hops were evident on the nose. The mouthfeel was medium, with a great,dry hoppiness on the tongue. The finish lingered with hops and left me licking my lips for more. I had some in a bottle later, but this was just fantastic!

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2006 01:51:55 | More by woodychandler
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Bcant

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aside form the biasing factors of the brewery's cool location (in an old locomotive repair warehouse in downtown Toronto near the CN tower and Sky dome) and the functioning steam whistle that they let you blow at the end of the brewery tour, this beer is quite good. While it is a bit sweet for a pilaster, possibly explained by its extra long barley mash, it is hopped enough to give good balance. Seam Whistle Pilsner has a lovely golden color and a nice sweetish smell, piney notes are followed by a citrus laced finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2003 17:15:48 | More by Bcant
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy yellow. Head is copious, but drops quickly to a thin sheet with some patchy lacing.

S - Fresh floral and grassy aromas. Some slight maltiness an a touch of metallic skunk.

T - Slightly tart and grainy up front. Citrus notes are also prominent - orange, grapefruit and some lime. Finishing bitterness is grapefruit. Aftertaste mellows quickly into a lasting faint grapefruityness.

M - Medium bodied with a slight slickness.

D - Quite nice. Refreshing, with good hop flavour.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2006 18:33:09 | More by allergictomacros
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NV9

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale straw colour with almost no head and what is there fades to nothing in no time.

Bready barley smell, lot of corn in there as well, hint of citrus but not strong.

Crisp flavour, somewhat bitter right from the start and through the finish, the bready flavour is evident in the taste as well.

Light body but a fairly strong carbonate feel in my mouth, finishes dry.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 21:38:21 | More by NV9
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H8B8

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-04-2013 13:15:15 | More by H8B8
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +16.3%

10-26-2013 01:15:04 | More by MJ63
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Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewing
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