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Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at The Republic, Farmingdale, New York.

Poured a clear medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a grassy hop.

The taste was likewise grainy with a full hop spice that left a touch of soapiness at the finish.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and certainly serviceable pils.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Photo of mattkoon
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i got this scrimshaw in my beer club this month.. and its a good example of why i do the beer club, bc i might over look this beer in the store. its a good beer. looks clear and golden. nice color and head. it smells about like what you would expect a pilsner to smell. but i really thing it has a good balance of drinkability and flavor. its a really solid beer you could drink on any occasion.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, apricot, floral, grass, bread, honey, and floral earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and strength of malt, fruity esters, and light hop notes. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, apricot, floral, grass, biscuit, light pepper, honey, light nuttiness, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, floral, grass, biscuit, light pepper, honey, light nuttiness, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity esters; with a fair amount of hop flavor; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a light creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a nice Pilsener. Definitely not as dry as most I have had; but has a nice balance of fairly unique flavors, and is very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.12/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

After pouring, this beer smells okay but the head disappears quickly. Initially it tastes bitter and the flavor dies withing seconds after sipping. Thin, watery mouthfeel.

This was my impression before eating, then I ate some slightly sweet stir-fry over rice. This is not a recommended combination. Any sweetness the beer had was completely gone at this point. I'd suggest drinking this beer with something savory/salty to avoid this effect.

My rating is based on my impressions before having any food with it.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

North Coast Scrimshaw

A: Nice medium head, cloudy with a pale yellow color. Light lacing.

S: Small amount of hops with a strong grin aroma. Classic pilsner smell.

T: A very clean smooth taste. Subtle citrus hops with a nice yeast flavor on the finish.

M: Smooth medium body with a nice carbonation.

O: Extremely enjoyable beer. Great for your game day drinking.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,967 ratings
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