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Presque Isle Pilsner - Erie Brewing Co.

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Presque Isle PilsnerPresque Isle Pilsner

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BA SCORE
73
okay

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 18.47%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: allboutbierge on 09-27-2002)
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2/5  rDev -36.3%

irish6174, Friday at 03:08 PM
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

newbeeraday, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a light amber color with barely any head that settles to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of sheer surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves tiny specks behind.

S- Some bready malt that's ever-so slightly sweet.

T- More bready malt and not much else. Hardly any hop presence. Watery flavor with barely any character. Just a typical beer taste with some slight sweetness.

M- Pretty dead and lifeless besides the medium carbonation and lightish body.

O- Quite bland and uninteresting. Not undrinkable, just not something I would ever reach for again. Good thing I got this for free.

Immortale25, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Zonian1, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of Clydesdale
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

A: Pours a bright, clear gold. The head is fairly small, with a soapy white texture. Retention is mediocre, with minimal lacing stuck to the glass.

S: Malty aromas up front, with sweet and grainy notes. Some herbal hop character is present and typical for style.

T: Rather malty, with some medium sweetness and doughy, bready flavor. Medium hop bitterness, with some leafy and herbal flavors.

M: Medium body, with moderate carbonation. The finish is lightly dry.

O: A solid but unspectacular pilsner. Rather malty, but a bit less crisp and dry than I was expecting.

Clydesdale, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Maniak, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

GeoffreyM, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

loverofthecraft, Jul 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

heerboth, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

wrightst, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

HoppyBastard2, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

ercjr1101, Jun 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

PA-Michigander, May 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -52.2%

Lare453, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +43.3%

RyanByorick, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

MikeWard, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Coreynezy4, May 01, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - About as good as most other pilsners. Golden appearance, good carbonation going on. Just enough lacing on the head to remind us that it's a pilsner.

Smell - Just by smelling this beer one can tell it is not your typical pils. Erie obviously like the malts and the aroma of this beer drives it home. Very malty with extremely subtle spice notes. A nice forewarning that this is not your average budweiser or pilsner urquel

Taste - Relatively sweet for a pilsner, but not overwhelming. A whole lot of malty, yeasty sweetness up front then the flavors almost evaporate from your palate. A completely unique attempt at a pilsner. I know many other BA's have shot the beer down due to its lack of hoppiness or dry finish but I honestly find this beer refreshing.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is just as good as any other pilsner. Very light and not hard to gulp down at all.

Overall - The aroma sets you back for a pilsner. I completely understand how some palates can be confused by this effort. However It's nice to have a pilsner that isn't a copy paste of everything else on the market. Extremely flavorful and drinkable, for that reason alone I give it
a good to very good score.

alucardswordlol, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Morey, Apr 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

tallfellapgh, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

dmorgan310, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

tommy5, Dec 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

KerryCummins1977, Nov 29, 2013
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Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.