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Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
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1,964 Ratings
Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,241
Reviews:
716
Ratings:
1,964
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
351
Trade:
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidR_9
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/29/17 consumed 9/21/17.

L - Poured into a slender pint glass. Yields a finger and a half of white finely bubbly head over a golden blonde clear body.
S - Smells slightly grassy, hints of floral and the slightest delicate citrus from the hops. Sweet graham crackery pils malt, very clean.
T and F - Slighty banana-y, grassy, herbal flavor followed by biscuity, nutty malts. Super clean delicate yeast. Finished medium dry - feels a bit heavier than european pilsners.

O - This is an elegant and very enjoyable brew. It's aroma, flavor, and feel makes for a great all day beer and pairs with any food. Great American pilsner and despite the slight fruitiness on the nose and palate, true to the style.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LT630
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFNC
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light straw color

Aroma is of light citrus, pale malt, and straw

Taste is light and citrusy. A little blueberry character. Inoffensive. It gets a 81/100. Paired well with coconut crusted salmon with Thai chili sauce.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nrod
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VikSTL
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For some reason I was expecting more. The pour is a very nice, clear gold, but the flavor profile really underwhelmed me. It has a bitter finish that I found quite unlikeable. Probably won't buy again.

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Photo of m_hall
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Clear amber-gold color topped by a two finger tall eggshell-colored head that falls slowly to a thick foamy film.

Aromas are mainly sharp, floral hops, supported by a sweet malty base.

Flavors start out with light caramel malt sweetness and slightly husky grains, biscuit notes. Floral, grassy noble hop flavors soon join in, gradually increasing the bitterness into a clean, dry finish.

Mouth-feel is medium-light, perhaps just a shade heavier than a classic euro-pils, but still very drinkable and refreshing, as per the style. Alcohol is light at 4.4%, also as the style would call for.

One of the best American takes on a Pilsner that I've tasted, Scrimshaw is a fine lager all around. The flavors are clean but not bland at all, and would fit well into near any situation, be it pairing with food, session-ing with other beers, or just enjoying all on it's own.

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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing, but not simple. Crisp hops and subtle hops with sweet citrus notes. Sophisticsted summer brew that didn't have to label itself. Just a a good refreshing "beer".

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Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At workhouse. More like josh than pilsner.

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Photo of paging12
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft
Typical 14-16 oz pint glass.
Clear, burnt amber gold.
Thin white lacing of a head.
A few streams of bubbly effervescence. A smooth, rich mouthfeel.
Nicely balanced and warmly alcoholic. Flavors hint of banana peel and definitely finish with malt.
Hoppy aroma.
Pasteurization: No

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroubledMonk
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. Quite a surprise. Overall, a very simple beer. It's simplicity is it's strength. Great for a refresher on a Summer day. Light, fresh, clean, crisp, and quality. Well done! Drink up ye sons of glory.

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Photo of Toynk
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice golden yellow color with a decent transparency showcasing a decent carbonation rising at a moderate pace. The smell was definitely the German malts coming through in their usual bready sort of way. The taste was sweet from the German malts. There isn’t any aftertaste, but it does have a decent dry finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation has the usual harshness I look for in a German Pilsener and its good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this is a pretty good stab at a German Pilsener by an American brewer. Try it if you see it.

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Photo of kitekid
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-poured a clear light amber with a thin but creamy head that dissipated quickly
-subtle aroma of hops with malt undertones
-crisp clean taste. hops and a vague sweetness I found pleasing
-very drinkable and perfect on this 90+ degree afternoon

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Photo of dcotom
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a fluted glass. Crystal clear pale golden color, with a fluffy bright white head that left quite a bit of pretty lacing. The malts (Munich) and hops (Tettnang, Hallertau) impart a light bready, earthy, and spicy character to the aroma and flavor profiles. The mouthfeel is medium, the finish crisp and dry with a bit of spicy bitterness on the tongue. This is an outstanding pilsner, refreshing and flavorful. Nicely done!

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,964 ratings
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