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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Plain and buttery. Pretty forgettable at first acquaintance. Nice appearance with golden color and thin foamy cap. Pretty, even, like sunlight in the tall glass. Slight sandpapery texture in the mouth, and a light body. Pleasantly carbonated on the tongue.

Not too hoppy, especially for the style. A mellower Pilsener. Thoroughly drinkable, and pleasant enough for the low alcohol.

On tap at La Sirena in South Laguna Beach. It was $6 for 15 oz pour, at least they're honest about their "pint" glasses.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy golden with a foamy white head that slowly dissipates, leaving minimal lacing around the sides of the glass. Aromas of lightly toasted malt and grassy hops. It's the sort of smell you'd expect from this style. The flavor is slightly sweet and bready. There's a mild citrus flavor and the hops come in on the back end. The flavor is well-balanced. The mouthfeel is light and creamy, yet also crisp and dry. The carbonation is appropriate and not overpowering, making this very easy to drink. Overall, this is a solid and very drinkable Pils. I would recommend this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber, thin white head dissipates to a ring, no lacing. Moderate aroma of sweet malt and bready yeast. Light taste of sweet and caramel malt, light fruit. Somewhat dry but sweet finish. Subdued flavors, but well balanced and what flavor is there is pleasant. A good low ABV standby.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From tap to shaker pint glass on 3/3/12 at Justin's Cafe in SE DC
*From notes

A: Cloudy lemon in hue. A lovely and fluffy white half finger heads tops the glowing glass of beer. Stellar lacing and a thick, dense white collar rims the glass.

S: A bit malty, yet it's rather subdued overall. Golden grains are the star, but it's not much of a show. It just kinda smells like a beer.

T: Now this is what I'm talking about. What a great Pils! A bit sweet at first, with a strong presence of vanilla cake batter. Unlike many in-class, there isn't a lot of earthy or green qualities to it. As it warms, the palate reveals fresh lemon scone.

M: Pretty damn creamy and thick for a 4.4% ABV session Pils. The carbonation is on point. It's rich enough, and the depth of texture is astounding for such a low key beer.

O: Damnit if I didn't get a kick out of North Coast's Scrimshaw Pilsner. This is easily one of the better German style Pilsners being brewed in America - make that anywhere. And with such a low ABV, it's great to find such flavor without having to wreck myself with too much booze. A big thumbs up from me. Heartily recommended, and something I eagerly look forward to getting into many times again.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,954 ratings.
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