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Presque Isle Pilsner - Erie Brewing Co.

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 18.15%
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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of cpac22
4/5  rDev +27.4%

cpac22, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of soupieman
2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

soupieman, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of DerekP
3/5  rDev -4.5%

DerekP, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of 57md
3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden straw color with a thin layer of white head. The nose is quite bland - perhaps there is some yeasty notes, but that is it. The flavor profile is quite light with a little sweetness from the malt. The body is thin, even for a pils. There is some hop dryness on the finish which is nice, but not enough to save this offering from its well-deserved mediocre grade.

57md, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of jman42
3.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A = Nice golden color. Good head which retained nicely. Decent lacing.

S = Malty with a touch of underlying fruitiness.

T = Crisp. Nice balance between hops and malt. Refreshing.

M = Good. Not too creamy/not too watery.

O = I found this to be a nice example of a pilsener. Was a bit less tart than some of the ones that I remember from my days living in Germany, but since I didn't appreciate that tartness, that's a good thing.

jman42, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

MikalMick, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presque Isle Pilsner
Erie Brewing Co.
Style: German Pilsener
ABV: 4.20 %

LOOK: Clear gold with lots of carbonation bubbles. Head is short livid but did leave lace. Honestly, it looks like a pilsner beer.

SMELL: Aromas of grains, buttered bread, lemony citrus, hay, and green apple.

TASTE: Light bready malts, just enough hops to make an impression. Malt, grains a little green apple. Upfront sweetness yet fairly bitter, simple but agreeable beer.

FEEL/IMPRESSION: Medium bodied, good but not super crisp carbonation. Not the cleanest example but not bad either. This is a lawnmower beer, but there are lighter examples with better flavor out there.

Stinkypuss, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of wander4
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

wander4, May 30, 2012
Photo of abcramer
3/5  rDev -4.5%

abcramer, May 24, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
2/5  rDev -36.3%

dugly2ugly, May 10, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

ejimhof, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of DaveBlack
3.98/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden in color, with only a little bit of head, and that dissipates pretty quickly and doesn't leave a trace.

S: Grainy, slightly malty smell, but there really isn't a lot going on in the nose.

T: Taste is surprising, considering the lack of smell. Up front is a lot of maltiness, with a nice caramel richness. The finish has a nice grainy taste and just the teeniest touch of hops.

M: This is one of the few beers that I'm actually knocking off a little on mouthfeel, just because I wish it was a little crisper, body is medium light and ever so subtly sticky and the carbonation is made of tiny little bubbles.

O: This beer is really easy to drink (As a pilsner should be), good flavors and goes down easy. A thoroughly drinkable beer, if not particularly exciting.

DaveBlack, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of drperry11
3/5  rDev -4.5%

drperry11, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of blazinworm
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

blazinworm, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of SATBMan
3/5  rDev -4.5%

SATBMan, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Dave128
3.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - A rigorous pour yields a finger head that dissipates quickly. Slightly cloudy golden straw color. No lacing and barely any head sticks around.

S - Smells of grassy grains and noble hops.

T - Rather inoffensive and clean. I can't really taste the hops...

M - Light bodied with heavy carbonation.

O - An easy going pilsner that is clean but doesn't really present anything special to the style.

Dave128, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Rob315
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Rob315, Jan 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow with a thin lacing of loose head that has little retention. The smell is soapy at first, but once the head settles it's a little more grassy. The taste is light malt, grassy hops, and a slight lemony note. The mouthfeel is very light with a good amount of carbonation.

This is a rather weak, lightly flavored pilsner. I probably would look for something with a little more flavor and body.

tdm168, Jan 01, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

found this to be quite a worthy pilsner. smells is malty, definitely german in nature, with a well rounded hop aroma as well. taste is faile generic, but its undoubtedly a well made beer. the mouthfeel is what made this one for me, fuller bodied for a pilsner, great carbonation, and a quick crisp finish that begs for another sip. really sessionable and would be quality all year round. nice beer from erie

StonedTrippin, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -4.5%

tclapper, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +27.4%

YoItsBeerTym, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
2.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy golden color, moderate carbonation and a very little foamy cap.
Aroma is lightly smelling of malts but has a more ale scent then pils.
Taste a bit like a pils but watery or washed out. Also notes of toasted malts and biscuits.
I did't really care much for this beer. It doesn't know what it wants to be.
Appearance was off aroma was boring and taste was... well it was in general a rather lackluster beer.

micromaniac129, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Boto
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle: Last of 4 in a variety case. This one pours a clear, golden yellow color. There was a bit of a white head on it. It lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. Milder aroma. Faint grains, grassiness and maybe a hint of lemon. The taste is a bit thin also. Just a faint touch of bitterness, with a lighter body to it. Decent enough, but fairly unexciting. It would make a good lawnmower beer.

Boto, Oct 09, 2011
Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.