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Pine Mountain Pilsner - Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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Pine Mountain Pilsner
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BA SCORE
85
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.79
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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Reviews by snaotheus:
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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

snaotheus, Jun 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Pours two and half fingers of head on a light straw colored body.
The aroma is mild lemon and grain.
The taste has a good hop bitterness bite at the beginning. It tapers out to a mildly sweet finish.
Crisp and clean texture.
Wonderful.

Fatehunter, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

largadeer, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Steven1024
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Steven1024, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

hopsputin, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Mikeb8
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Mikeb8, May 04, 2014
Photo of marcellaproust
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I didn't think Deschutes could make a comme ci comme ca beer but this pilsner would be it, and there are really wonderful American takes on pilsner out there. Poured from a bottle: coarse, 1" plus head, beautiful straw-gold color. Smell: nice subtle whiff of hop, plant. Carbonation very robust and lasting. Taste: a straightforward lager with no real bite, but granted, no skunkiness either. Smooth. Lacks the wonderful character of pilsner which should and in fine beers can have that breadiness. Since everything else Deschutes makes is top-notch, I'll just take this as its ability to just be ordinary and fit in.

marcellaproust, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bumchilly25, Mar 29, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

geuze_gone_wild, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RHVC59, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of jharris0624
3/5  rDev -20.8%

jharris0624, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
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".

archyquaffer, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dwtyler, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kingmaker, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

OMsweetOM, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Osskjc, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

RJLarse, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

shelby415, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

22Blue, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

grittybrews, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ADTaber, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 13, 2014
Pine Mountain Pilsner from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.