Scrimshaw Pilsner
North Coast Brewing Co.

Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner
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North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #253
Ranked #21,743
3.78 | pDev: 12.17%
Aug 26, 2023
Nov 16, 2001
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.
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a bottle. Clear golden color with a generous amount of white fluffy head. Grassy hop aroma. Light body. Sweet malty flavor with a lemon note and a grassy hop finish. Everything I've had from North Coast has been good, and this is no exception.
Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by kotocar from California

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a very good beer. However I don't normally drink beers which are 4.5% alcohol. If I did drink beers which were 4.5% alcohol this is the one I would drink. It has enough flavor to be enjoyable and actually isn't as "watery" as I thought it would be. It is definitely sessionable.

Others are saying that they taste lemon. I do not taste lemon, thankfully as I don't like that flavor in my beer. Actually, wait, I do taste lemon ever so faintly at the end. It's worth buying again.
Aug 19, 2023
Rated: 4.74 by Shinji_Chair from California

Aug 06, 2023
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear light golden color, not much head.
Aromas are floral, lemony, very gentle feeling.
For a pilsner, this is a really high quality beer, possibly one of the best pilsners I've had. This one is smooth in the mouth and clean and dry. It tastes almost like lemon, or possibly like a crisp apple with light lemon like flavors. Extremely pleasant and should work for those looking for a lighter beer.
Aug 06, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bread and malt, with some lemon and a bit of floral hops, dry and crisp, makes for a decent beer.
Jul 16, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by amp112 from California

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by slazmat

Jun 28, 2023
Rated: 2.97 by mystisal

Jun 13, 2023
Rated: 3.88 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Jun 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear medium amber color with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly.
S - Smells floral and slightly lemony.
T - Tastes breast and lemony.
F - Medium body and nicely carbonated.
O - Nice change of pace Pilsner.
Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.63 by morsa_95 from California

Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2023
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Reviewed by MaddDoGG5150 from California

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color with a soapy white foam head. Decent retention.

Aroma: sweet and bready with a little malted grains.

Taste: Grain forward with some sweet, malty characteristics. Very crisp and clean.

Overall: I'm not much of a pilsner guy, But this one is very well done
Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another solid beer from North Coast, this is a basic European pilsner. Nothing fancy, but well made and very drinkable. I've only had two beers from this brewery, but I've been impressed with both. Worth seeking out more from them for sure.
Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thick puffy head. Smell is sweet, floral, lemon, a bit of yeast. Taste follows. Slightly bitter bread dough, floral hops, quite a bit of lemon. Feel is nice and crisp. Enjoyable, though not as bready as I like in a Pilsner.
Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Dec 23, 2022
Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 2214 ratings