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Pine Mountain Pilsner - Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Pine Mountain Pilsner
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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery & Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsputin on 03-08-2014)
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-06-2014 04:50:34 | More by largadeer
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Osskjc

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-30-2014 03:19:28 | More by Osskjc
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Steven1024

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-20-2014 18:56:50 | More by Steven1024
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-08-2014 23:03:04 | More by 22Blue
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-02-2014 03:15:51 | More by jharris0624
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RJLarse

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hmmm. Two entries for this beer on BA. I'll take this one since it hs the correct name. Shame on whoever added it as "Pine Mountain Pils." I bought a bottel of Pine Mountain Pilsner at a grocery store, poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a pale gold color, crystal clear, with torrents of bubbles rising in the glass. Thin white head is remarkably resilient, leaving sheets of lace on the glass.

Smell is lager-ish. A dandelion scent with a faint floral aroma of perfume or nail polish along side.

Taste is a bitter cereal flavor, with a wet bitter dandelion finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. As the bottle says "crisp as a clear autumn night on Pine Mountain."

Overall a very good pilsner. I'm not a huge fan of the style, too much like macros, but this one was very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 23:43:22 | More by RJLarse
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-18-2014 05:09:14 | More by grittybrews
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snaotheus

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber at 41 F poured into a pint glass. Bottle has a best by date of 05/25/14.

Pours with a big white coarse head that fades halfway fast, then reaches equilibrium with the ample carbonation. Clear yellow with a slight coppery hue. Smell is crisp and grassy with a slight spiciness.

Taste is a little softened from the aroma, which is slightly disappointing. It's not as crisp. Slow bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is effervescent. Pleasant and light. Overall, nice, tasty, refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 03:33:39 | More by snaotheus
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16%

06-13-2014 17:19:58 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Mikeb8

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-04-2014 18:23:01 | More by Mikeb8
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-15-2014 23:48:54 | More by dwtyler
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archyquaffer

Montana

4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Info from the Deschutes website:
"A true German style pilsner"
ingredients: pilser and cara-pils malt, sterling and hallertau-mittelfruh hops and German lager yeast
IBUs- 40
ABV- 5.2

Interesting- they include an outline all grain recipe for homebrewers, so you can clone it if you like.
OG-1.050-1.060
FG- 1.005-1.012
fermented at 50 degrees

Poured from a bomber into a tall sampler. A moderate pour produces about an inch of billowy, snow white head that is quite stiff and sticks around for the duration. The beer is a rich golden color and crystal clear with swirling carbonation.

Floral, spicy and grassy hops and maybe just a little cooked corn are apparent in the aroma. The flavor is very balanced, with plenty of hop bitterness balanced out by a pleasant light malt flavor. There's mainly a light citrus rind quality to the hops and not so much of a piney taste, despite the name. Some salt and pepper spiciness. Unique and unexpected but very subtle berry-like flavors come through at times. The aftertaste mingles lingering bitterness and sweetness, with some saltiness. There's much to savor.

This is a refreshing yet still complex beer that is very worth a try. It's good to see some efforts being made to make some good lager beer. Now put it in cans so I can take it to the lake.

This was marked down as if on clearance but still had a freshness date about 2 months in the future. People might be put off by the "pine" name, which strongly suggests west coast "hop bomb".

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 04:58:48 | More by archyquaffer
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-10-2014 17:42:55 | More by OMsweetOM
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-30-2014 03:18:34 | More by ADTaber
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-29-2014 18:53:26 | More by bumchilly25
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hopsputin

California

4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deschutes Pine Mountain Pils

a: clear golden yellow with some very faint amber notes. large 3-4 finger rocky marshmallow bright white head. the fluid looks like something you'd find an ancient mosquito in, then use to create Jurassic Park

a: clean grains, sweet lemongrass, faint pine bark, noble hops, creamy, fresh biscuits

t: whoa - pine right away. its not so much a bitter pine, but just that earthy green flavor. fresh grassy flavors then fade to that slightly bitter hop characters. finishes clean with some fresh bread and sweet grassy grains

m: its a medium mouthfeel. carbonation levels seem to be a little less than i usually see in a pilsner

o: overall, its a good beer. its really earthy and green in the flavor, which i would have expected to contribute some bitterness to the flavor, but it doesn't seem to much. having that piney flavor is one that i haven't experienced in a pilsner before. its good, but a little different for the style. worth trying for sure, and quite refreshing for a nice sunny day in outside.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 23:53:24 | More by hopsputin
Pine Mountain Pilsner from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.