Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

1,941 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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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of kimbo33
4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If I was really picky I would say the beer could be a tad more carbonated, other than that this is the best pilsner I have had to date. Very tasty, nice clean hop taste that doesn't overpower the malt flavor. Nice golden color with tiny bubbles. Great taste, goes down incredibly smooth.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a sunny straw yellow, lightly hazed. One finger of head, no lacing left behind. Smells like a ginseng green sweet tea for some reason... actually it is probably a combination of herbal hopping with a Saaz-like ginseng spiciness. Also I can detect the aroma of a honeyed pale malt underneath that. Everything present in the nose also shows up in the flavor, but there is also a lot of floral and white bread elements that I wasn't able to smell. Body is on the light side of medium thick and sufficiently carbonated for the flavors within. This one is a really tasty German Pilsner.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of bubseymour
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Nice head and carbonation. Sort of a yellowish brown hue and not as clear as most pilsners.

Smell - not much going on but some malt and cracker notes

Taste - very tasty pilsner. Very nice light flavors and not too hopped or off balance. Crisp finish but nothing bitter at all.

Mouthfeel - Not watery at all for a light beer

Overall - Another well made Pilsner that I really enjoy.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A prime example of a classic pilsner. This has an exceptionally clear straw yellow color. The head is nice and white, not very thick or clinging, but it does stay with the beer.

There's a pleasant and also classic pils aroma. Lightly malty, slight earthy hop smell.

The taste is softly malt-like and bitter with a medium, effervescent body. Finishes clean and dry.

Well worth looking for if you're in the mood for a classic pilsner. Soft and subtle in character, yet completely hitting the mark in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Pilsner

A - A gold colored brew with big visible C02. It created a massive 3-finger head on a some what gentle pour. The head seemed to stick around well for a Lager, and it left some very nice lacing on my glass.

S - I get musky Lager yeast notes with grassy hop characteristics. It smells a bit dry with a general grain aroma as well. Not much else.

T - Upfront is a nice floral, grassy hop flavor that unfolds into a well rounded grain and sweetness. If finishes with mild bitterness and soft dryness.

M - Moderately crisp with a smooth feel and a lite-medium body.

O - Overall I like this beer. It's not over carbonated or sweet, and it's very drinkable to me. There's not really anything I can say bad about it, although I probably would prefer a Prima Pils over this. I'd buy this again though, pretty tasty. Cheers!

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3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

glass: Pilsner glass

appearance: golden color, lots of bubbles 2-finger frothy head that momentarily looks impressive. soapy lacing.

smell: yeast, light doughy malt, slightly fruity (pineapple) and zesty hops.

taste: yeasty, crackery malt, light lemon zest.

mouthfeel: very carbonated and a bit watery.

overall: there's a lack of bittering and flavoring hops when it comes to my ideal pilsner. The carbonation could be toned down a bit too. an OK beer at best.

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
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