Anacortes Pilsner | Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill

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Anacortes PilsnerAnacortes Pilsner

Brewed by:
Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill
Washington, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 12-07-2002

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by freed:
Photo of freed
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderfully light golden color with a full hood of dense foam. Nice, persistent carbonation. Smell is crisp and malty, subtle green from hops. Taste is wonderful combination of malts with a nice suggestion of saaz-like hops. Crisp and dry feeling in the mouth. One of the most satisfying beers of the day.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a deep orange in color and showed off a light, which head.

Smell – The grain here is light and easy-going. I can pick up some faint hops as well.

Taste – This grain here is malty and very sweet. I can also pick up some light, grassy hops as well.

Mouthfeel – This Pils is light to medium-bodied with some light carbonation.

Drinkability – I thought this was a bit off-style but quite enjoyable. It is nicely balanced with some big grain.

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Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Jdiddy
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Redbones as well. Very darkish copper color. Not your typical light colored Pilsner. This is the real deal. One of the stronger Pilsners I have had. Great hop taste. Perfectly balanced. Heavier than any other Pilsner I have had butthat is a good thing, especially on a cold winter day.

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Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold in color with a haze. Low level head and nearly no lace.

This beer has a mild aroma, nearly neutral. A mostly malty smell.

This is a very hoppy beer, perhaps too much for a pilsner. Not that I'm complaining because I prefer the hoppier styles. The body is too great for the style; it does not have the lightness of a pils. It is closer to roundness of an ale. Furthermore, it is a very fruity.

I like the taste but it misses the style rather significantly.

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Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of PatandDavid
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at redbones and was very impressed. It was a golden in color, like you would expect from a pilsner, and for an American version, I thought it was pretty spot on. The first few sips determed whether I thought it was worth such a rating, but I have to admit, I had three of these this evening: it was that good, and that easy to drink. It has that slightly astingent character that you expect from a good pilsner, not an ominipresent malt or hop taste, just a very good, very drinkable beer. I was in the mood to sip and savor, while not getting too tipsy, and this beer was perfect. I have a particular sentiment for pilsners, and found this tastier than the the Victory prima pils. A very good version of an American pilsner, enjoy.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Redbones and found it to be very tasty. It poured a darker shade of golden than I expected with a 1/4 inch head. A very full flavored and well rounded Czech lager. The body was much more solid than most but no flavor was overpowering. I noticed the Saaz hops coming through in the finish. I may never get to sample this beer again unless I take a trip out to Anacortes, WA.

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Photo of beertunes
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear medium-gold color. A darker color than is typical for this style, I liked the color but since it was off-standard I gave it a lower score than I would have preferred. A lovely, fluffy white head had very good retention and left lovely lacing.

The aroma was typical Pils grainyness. The flavors were also typical, but a little fuller tasting than some examples of the style.

Body was, again, typical and perhaps a little fuller than usual, which I like. This is an extremely drinkable brew, worth seeking out.

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Photo of dnichols
3.01/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was served a pint from the tab at the Rockfish Grill in Anacortes, Washington. The beer menu indicated that it had a 5% ABV and 35 IBU. It asserted that it was a "Czech style lager."

A: It poured a bright clear orange body with a white head that supported a dense and layered lacing.

S: It had a grainy aroama along with very faint toasted malts and barely there grassy hops.

T: It was dominated by diluted grain and malt flavors with hints of the bite or hops. It was highly carbonated and finished wet and clean.

M: It was light bodied and watery with active carbonation and and a clean finish. Very refreshing and light on the tongue.

D: It was a good representation of the macro style and hence dissapointing. I expected a bit more malty flavor and body. Anyhoo, for a lager on a hot day if served very cold it would quench a thirst.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A copper beer of low clarity and minimal carbonation sporting a light head that plasters the glass with lace. Bread yeast aroma with a tangy taste of retained yeasts and modest hop spice. Somewhat blasé and uninspired though not entirely bad either. Call it a modestly bittered beer that's neither clean nor sweet nor focused and lacks physical clarity and structural definition. Could probably use a longer lagering regimen. Straight down-the-line average.

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Photo of Zaximus
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of JimManybears
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Anacortes Pilsner from Anacortes Brewery & Rockfish Grill
3.66 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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