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

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

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Ratings: 2,006 |  Reviews: 725
Photo of Johnny2stixx
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great craft beer. Wonderful bouquet, citrus and flora. Rich, golden color. Sessionable and refreshing. Very appealing and liked by novice craft beer drinker.

I'm a bartender at a very popular Tap Room in Durham, NC. This beer is one of my ace in the holes. I often encounter patrons that are new to craft beer and need guidance. We don't sell Anheuser Busch products which alarms some guests, but North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner allows me to engage guests and challenge their tastes.

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Photo of Hatzilla
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scrimshaw pours a bright straw yellow with a huge white head, leaving some nice lacing behind. Tiny bubbles come up from the bottom of the glass. Scent is malty with some spicy floral hops. Flavor is light, peppery, lemony with some maltiness. Mouthfeel is smooth and oily with medium carbonation, a dry finish and a slight lemon aftertaste. This is a highly drinkable pilsner, very sessionable and perfect for summertime activites that require a low ABV beer. I will definitely revisit this guy. Cheers!

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Photo of djbulbasaur
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of klukoff
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy for a pilsner, but a nice amber. Modest head that quickly dissipates, with bubbles consistently bubbling to the top.

S - Light smell, fresh, slightly like the smell of an IPA.

T - A refreshing summer pilsner that tastes like a light IPA. Good bitters and a light hop.

M - Light, with moderate carbonation.

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Photo of vinhgoh
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rarbring
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy light amber brew (or dark straw), a white high firm head.

Smelling of tea, earl grey, honey and hay.

Tasting of sweet honey bread, tea and bitter Bergamot oil.

Medium high carbonation, soft texture with small foamy bubbles, a light dry finish.

A really nice sessionable brew.

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Photo of bdoggboston
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BierStein711
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not the biggest fan of Pilsner beers, but this was a pleasant surprise.

Bottle poured into weizen. Two finger off-white head; heavy carbonation

Smells: grain, hop, and wet cereal

Taste: Dry, grainy, and toasty

Mouthfeel: perfect, not too watery.

Best pilsner I've had, alongside Czechvar.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,006 ratings