Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Scrimshaw has a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.

Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
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#22,682
Reviews:
731
Ratings:
2,036
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
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Photo of CaptainHate
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12 ounce bottle dated 7/16/2018 into a Flying Dog pint glass. Body of the beer was this pristinely clear gold topped by a fluffy white head that dissipated somewhat quickly. Smell of bread and grass with some floral hops. Taste is just a wonderful array of malts and understated hops starting out sweet and ending pleasantly slightly bitter. Mouthfeel was perfect in terms of being satisfactory until the next swallow ensues.

Although I'm a big North Coast fan I've stayed away from this since pilsners are never a hot item and I can be a slave of fashion as much as most of us here. That said, this is a very satisfying beer.

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Photo of onewayboogie
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of isaac_barrow
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleD42
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

North Coast Scrimshaw - 4.7% ABV- 22 IBUs
Date: 07/05/18, enjoyed on 09/03/18.
Appearance: Clear bright gold with a finger of fluffy white head.
Aroma: Pilsner malts, German style yeast, some sweeter light honey crust toast notes, floral elements, and a hint of caramel malts.
Taste: Sweet malts hit the palate first, quickly followed by a large floral taste with some grain flavors as well. The finish is yeast forward, bringing to mind a German lager. The mouthfeel is medium, but seems much more full than the appearance and ABV would suggest. As it warms a small sweetness surfaces that is reminiscent of wild flower or clover honey. Make no mistake, this is much more than mildly flavored colored water.
Biased comments: I am no pilsner expert, but Scrimshaw is the only one I actively seek out. Its complex, flavorful, only 100 calories, and 2g carbs. It is perfect for summer grilling while also good enough to be enjoyed on its own, and its now Non-GMO certified.

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Photo of StanleysCup
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volys
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deeply creamy aftertaste, quite enjoyable flavor

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a clear pale golden color with lots of carbonation and a foamy white head. The aroma is mild malts. The flavor is grassy and sweet malts. The beer is light and crisp. It is very refreshing.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ATL6245
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

North Coast Brewing does a good job of hitting the mark on this Pilsner.  It pours a clear, golden color culminating in a tall, foamy white head.  A very nice pour.  The nose has a light malty character with a slight floral hint.  You can easily note the thin mouth-feel characteristic of German Pilsner on the first sip and the taste is consistent from start to finish.  It has the traditional lightly sweet taste from the Munich Malts which is well balanced by a slightly bitter note from the start all the way to the end from the Hallertauer and Tettnang hops.  Those two hops varieties are always a good pairing, as they give you the requisite bitterness and aromas without overwhelming the palate. Good, solid Pilsner.

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Photo of BigMatt408
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wordemupg
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smhill
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikecd234
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BerryKumquat
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.65/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste: crisp, semi sweet, citrus, thin mouthfeel. Mild yeast nose. Golden hue, clear, with smaller delicate head and thin lace. Light body. Summer Pils. 22 IBUs

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Photo of W4ffles
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2,036 ratings