Slimy Pebble Pils - North Country Brewing
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3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
The CANQuest (TM) is up and running today! I have divested myself of so many bottles that it is silly, but now I am back where I belong.
From the CAN: "1% of all sales helps fight stupidity."; "A true Pilsner beer"; "You [CAN] only embrace freedom if you take responsibility. S[CAN] Your C[AN]!"; "Enjoy responsibly & Please recycle".
I got a little spritz across the fingers on the Crack! which usually indicates good carbonation. It was a brimful craft CAN, for sure, and I found out that it is often by design to reduce head space (primary) and to make the CANsumer happy (secondary). I actually initiated an Inverted Glug, but I had to back off when the head became too much to CANtrol. The pseudo-cascade settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Solid Gold (SRM = 5), baby, with NE-quality clarity! Of course, this was like a Siren call to the Unholy Trio of Croesus, Mammon and Midas, still coming off of their earlier high. I often wonder why, with all of their gelt, they feel the need to hit me up for some. I guess that is how they hang onto their riches. Nose left no question that it was a German-style Pils, since the malts were getting in the way of the grassy hops. It took me a while, but I realized that as a self-avowed hophead, I need not be CANstrained to APAs and AIPAs. Pilsners will also do the trick, but Czech Pils are the best, IMHO, because they focus on the hops, while German Pilsners allow the malts to lead the way. Mouthfeel was medium. I was pleasantly surprised by how upfront the grassy hops actually were in this one! This was not slimy at all. Granted, it was not as outright hoppy as a Czech Pils might be, but it was not heavy on the malt, either. Finish was semi-dry with the malts making a brief reappearance before allowing the hops to linger. 5% ABV puts it at the upper threshold for a session beer, but on a hot, humid Summer day, this could fill the cooler with CANs with no problem.
08-17-2014 15:18:45 | More by woodychandler
3.34/5 rDev -5.6%
A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some mild malts. Taste is light, grains, malts, floral, a bit of an unusual aftertaste. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.
03-30-2014 15:55:51 | More by tone77
3.64/5 rDev +2.8%
Pours a clear goldenrod color with frothy bleached white head of 2 cm that fades slowly during the sampling. Leaving nothing but a clingy edge layer.
Aroma is sweet grainy malts and maybe a little white grape and simple sugar. A little spicy hop hit, but the nose is pretty mild overall.
First sip reveals a light to average body with very fine and tingly carbonation.
Texture is smooth and light, very easy to drink.
Flavor is brief sugary malt and grain up front but roll to a bit of an herbal tea bitterness on the finish that lingers and dries out my palate.
The beer is very easy to drink and fairly straightforward. Not flawed and not too complex, probably spot on for the style Id say. In a can makes it a good beach, pool or boating beer.
08-13-2014 02:15:50 | More by sulldaddy
3.76/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a yellowish-copper with a finger of head that dissipates down to a thin film that covered the liquid. Some lace settles on the glass. The pilsner malt is present in both the nose and flavor profile. The finish is dry and moderately bitter.
This is a mild but tasty offering.
07-04-2014 20:55:26 | More by 57md
3.94/5 rDev +11.3%
Pours a golden color with a white soapy head. The aroma is hoppy and has a hint of lemongrass. In the taste, fresh hops giving off grass, leaf and hay like notes. Bitterness is dialed in well and the beer is quite refreshing. Has a freshly kilned malt flavor. Medium bodied feel with a soft medium carbonation. Overall, this is a very good pilsner, much better than average.
08-05-2014 19:49:54 | More by Stinkypuss
3.46/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Light gold in color. Short lasting 1 finger bubbly head. Not much lacing either, and the clarity is par at best.
S: Peppery noble hops are noticeable as well as graham cracker sweetness from malts. Getting lots of sweet creamed corn scent on this.
M: Really nice mouthfeel. Light-medium body, smooth graininess on palate, and plenty of carbonation leading to a dry finish.
T: Fruity esters especially green apple and banana do tend to dominate. Some breadiness and mild bitterness on top of that. Graham cracker sweetness from pils malts, and floral hop note. Really just too fruity for a classic German pils, but not bad tasting- if cold.
07-19-2014 23:43:38 | More by orcrist_cleaver
3.51/5 rDev -0.8%
My first of the cans from North Country.
Pours more amber than I would expect for the style. Mild grassy nose. Flavor is consistent but a bit thicker than I think it should be for the style. It's smooth enough and an easy drinker for sure. Nothing overly interesting though.
12-30-2013 01:24:50 | More by RblWthACoz
Slimy Pebble Pils from North Country Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.