Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

1,954 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 secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
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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Photo of elos
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of TheCondor
3.48/5  rDev -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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Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of BlackDrongo
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tdm168
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of mechanicalprints
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of ortie
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of jk3
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%

Photo of LJWalker
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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Photo of nyctrance2
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tgoldian
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of brutalist
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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Photo of chrispoint
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
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