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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On tap into a 16 oz pint glass

A - Bright yellow with an inviting activity level. SLightly hazy almost zero head
S - Bitter hops cut with buttery cake batter
T - Sweetness becomes a bit more pronounced and balances nicely with the oily, bitter hops. Nicely balanced
M - A bit sticky on the tongue
O - Seems a bit more pale lager than pilsener but none the less good drinking. Went great with the SF oysters and little neck chowder

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at the Yardhouse in L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were above average given the brewery.

A: Pours a quarter finger head of fair thickness, fair cream, and poor retention. Colour is quasitransparent dark yellow.

Sm: Barley. Malt. So light me broken nose can barely detect anything.

T: Full bodied simple clean malts, full barley, malt layering, hints of slight cream, soft (i.e. low hardness) water, and hints of fruit-affected malts (citrus, cherry, and some other light ester). Decently balanced and pretty well built. Not particularly subtle or complex. Enjoyable.

Mf: Smooth, wet, and a touch overcarbonated and sharp. Good thickness. Complements the flavour profile.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd have it again. Pairs well with food. Not remarkable, but good for the style. Worth a go for fans of the style.

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This is a good clean, crisp lager. It is simple as a lager should be, and it was decent priced at 8.49 @ Bevmo in Los Angeles area which is the going rate (low end) for a craft 6 pack. I find my self spending 30 bucks on a 12-pack these days. I am searching for the perfect lager and so far Peroni (yes Peroni) is the closest I've gotten!

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,009 ratings