Presque Isle Pilsner - Erie Brewing Co.
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.45/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presque Isle is a fairly serviceable, if rather pedestrian, take on the German pils from way up in Northern PA. No bottled on date on this Pilsener makes me sad.
Good clarity, an attractive bubbly beer with a head that sticks around even after faltering. Fine sharp carbonation, mineral-water body, drinkable. Fairly balanced. No off flavors.
No German hops detected here, fairly American-standard bitterness, not very subtle or complementary. Odd mash tun-esque grainyness, husky. Clumsy, but not bad. Easy to drink, but not very well crafted.
I dunno... this is a pretty good local, American German Pils... I mean if you live in PA or nearby and can get this cheap, I would drink it again. It doesn't really stand out, though. Simply decent, needs tweaking to really be a contender.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2011 03:26:28 | More by kkipple
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2.45/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
I purchased this at Giant, consumed chilled in a tulip shared with tenderbranson69.
The appearance is tarnished hazed gold with thick creamy white head with copious lace. The smell is off -very vegetal..like cooked green beans or cabbage, not good. The feel is just as bad if not worse -creamy low bitterness moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish yet slightly buttery smoothness.
The flavor is not only bad it is offensive to the originators of the pilsner style, very vegetal taste lots of dms and a light toast accent...not much hop flavor but a little yeast adding some sulfury taste to the mix. Overall this beer should be seriously avoided if not removed from the market since it is obviously flawed in many ways. I suggest if you like your taste buds don't make the same mistake I did.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2013 18:51:21 | More by Slatetank
Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.