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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

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 118
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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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

08-09-2013 01:43:20 | More by dbaraniak
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Analog_kid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

08-04-2013 13:18:27 | More by Analog_kid
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judkinst

Vermont

3/5  rDev -4.5%

07-17-2013 02:08:09 | More by judkinst
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harpus

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-16-2013 16:54:51 | More by harpus
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +27.4%

07-01-2013 11:51:30 | More by pcsnyder
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jaxon53

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-26-2013 08:35:06 | More by jaxon53
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -4.5%

06-13-2013 02:07:16 | More by kkmiller76
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-21-2013 01:31:27 | More by StoutHunter
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cpolking

Iowa

2/5  rDev -36.3%

05-19-2013 12:44:01 | More by cpolking
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dan027

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -36.3%

05-17-2013 02:23:04 | More by dan027
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

05-11-2013 11:56:36 | More by Chinaskifan1
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -28.3%

05-08-2013 03:04:21 | More by tommyguz
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dalepryor

Texas

3/5  rDev -4.5%

05-07-2013 22:08:37 | More by dalepryor
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

04-09-2013 22:31:10 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

03-23-2013 02:01:59 | More by Drk93TT
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cciquera01

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

03-07-2013 23:45:07 | More by cciquera01
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +51.3%

02-10-2013 04:49:45 | More by Dapperticus
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

01-20-2013 03:04:11 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -4.5%

12-23-2012 22:48:58 | More by Gschaf
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lsummers

California

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
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

10-30-2012 15:45:37 | More by sendbeer
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2012 02:56:45 | More by grumpygerman
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cpac22

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +27.4%

09-06-2012 23:45:36 | More by cpac22
Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.