Presque Isle Pilsner - Erie Brewing Co.
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2.45/5 rDev -22%
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.
05-21-2013 18:51:21 | More by Slatetank
3.7/5 rDev +17.8%
I've had this a few times now, and I know the reviews haven't been stellar but dang I'm enjoying this one.
Looks great with its golden cloudy appearance and its white head that leaves a touch of lacing.
Smell is almost the best part, the fruity characters that come through are awesome. Also leads to some of the malty ness that comes through more in the taste. But mostly just Fruit!
Tastes like the fruity smell mixed with a pancake. Quite pleasant, and drinkable. The malty favors come through on the back end but their still very subtle. As with any pilsner the palate has to be very clean to taste the subtle flavors they offer.
Mouthfeel is a bit overly light, I wouldn't mind some thickness on this one since i do feel its a bit sweet.
Overall I feel it's a fantastic pilsner, and probably my favorite Erie brewing brew.
11-18-2012 08:09:18 | More by lsummers
3.2/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lighter golden color with a huge billowy white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a nice blend of a bready and caramel smell. Mixed with these are a lighter aroma of tropical fruits and some yeast.
Taste – The taste begins with a lighter bready flavor and a lighter caramel sweetness. As the taste advances further a light citrus flavor greets the tongue. These flavors take the taste to the end, and with a light hoppy flavor and a weakening of the caramel sweetness, the combination of flavors leave a crisp taste to linger on the tongue. Overall the flavor is rather subdued.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light (as would be expected for a 4.2% abv. brew) with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Very appropriate for the pilsner style and it makes for one very easy drinking brew.
Overall – The flavors of the brew are a little watery and not to exciting. With this said however it is rather refreshing and quite easy to drink. While nothing to go out of your way for, this beer does make for a rather decent session brew.
11-06-2012 01:43:56 | More by Darkmagus82
Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.