Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner
1,963 Ratings
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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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nicely transparent golden, with a huge and foamy head that dissipates quickly. Attractive but minimal lace.

Nose is grainy and yeasty. I get some wheat and barley, but little else.

Taste is fairly average, with the barley coming through pretty quickly, and a light citrus tingle in the finish. It's subtle, though. Not bad, but I can't say I'd return to this one anytime soon, either.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

Received from my father in law as a grab-bag sixer of various beers after I worked my ass off all day hanging insulation in his basement. Beer and pizza, payment doesn’t get much better than that. Poured from a bottle into a pils glass.

Appearance – A nice gold color with an impressive three finger head on a less than aggressive pour. Nice bubbling inside the glass, fairly creamy head, no sign of lacing, but the head sticks around for about a third of the glass.

Smell – Malt, biscuit crackers, yeast, grain….there is a subtle hint of hops in the smell as well. Pretty complex.

Taste – Not necessarily being a pilsner person, I enjoyed this. Nice malts and grain up front, with just a hint of fruity bitter hop in the rear. Very balanced, not too overdone in one direction or the other.

Mouthfeel – Crisp, clean, and dry carbonated finish. Pretty good

Overall – This is a good beer. Although this comes from a guy who generally prefers porters and IPA, this pilsner is fresh, clean, and tasty. I would drink it again for sure, I think it is a good representation of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tdm168
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color with a half of an inch of dense, white, foamy head that has great retention. The nose has aromas of straw and intense grassy, earthy hops. The flavor is straw-like and slightly lemony with a big, grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with just a tad too much carbonation.

This is a light and very refreshing beer. It's to style and it's sessionable, and for the style it's full of flavor. I would have this again.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in 4 oz sampler

A - Clear hay with off white one finger good moderate lacing moderate head retention

S - Malt, hint of lemon

T - Wheat and malt backbone with hint of lemon and little hop bitterness. Where are the hops!

M - light body, moderate carbonation

O - good grass mowing beer but needs more hops

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,963 ratings
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