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Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
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1,968 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,774
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
1,968
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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81
Gots:
351
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Photo of Toynk
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice golden yellow color with a decent transparency showcasing a decent carbonation rising at a moderate pace. The smell was definitely the German malts coming through in their usual bready sort of way. The taste was sweet from the German malts. There isn’t any aftertaste, but it does have a decent dry finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation has the usual harshness I look for in a German Pilsener and its good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this is a pretty good stab at a German Pilsener by an American brewer. Try it if you see it.

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Photo of kitekid
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-poured a clear light amber with a thin but creamy head that dissipated quickly
-subtle aroma of hops with malt undertones
-crisp clean taste. hops and a vague sweetness I found pleasing
-very drinkable and perfect on this 90+ degree afternoon

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Photo of dcotom
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a fluted glass. Crystal clear pale golden color, with a fluffy bright white head that left quite a bit of pretty lacing. The malts (Munich) and hops (Tettnang, Hallertau) impart a light bready, earthy, and spicy character to the aroma and flavor profiles. The mouthfeel is medium, the finish crisp and dry with a bit of spicy bitterness on the tongue. This is an outstanding pilsner, refreshing and flavorful. Nicely done!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear gold with a small head. Smells of malt. Tastes very light with malt, biscuit, a little sweetness and maybe a little hops. Light mouthfeel. Overall very simple, but very tasty,

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Golden with numerous brilliant bubbles, lasting willowy head, lacing.

Smells a bit malty.

Light as a feather, crisp and malty, with a refreshing hop aftertaste.

Pure and simple.

I suppose it shames Big Beer at it's own game.
The last time I had this beer was in the mid Nineties. The Pilsner path dose little for me, but I utterly respect North Coast Brewery.

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Photo of americancontrarian
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trocketsauced
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KitoUY
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sushraju
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richdeneault
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A golden pilsner that is full of taste. A bit sweetly smelling, although fairly bland in the nose. The taste for a pilsner is outstanding. Great and easy beer to drink

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap:
Clear golden pour, surface coverage is almost full, smattering of lacing.

Nose is a melange of sweeter grain and grassy hop bitterness, each sniff I get more of one - but which is a crap shoot.

Taste is similar, balance swaying between a slightly sweet noble-hop laced impression and a grassy-leaning light beer. Feel is light, and seems to be going down fast.

A nice, easy drinker and one I'm glad to see to allow my not-so-crafty friends to try.

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Photo of handmuffin
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served from bottle at home into glass at 43 degrees. Bottled on 11/01/16. Pours pale gold in color with thin white head. Aroma of mild malt and herbal hops, reminiscent of Pilsner Urquell. Medium body and mild carbonation. Somewhat subdued cereal and hoppy flavors.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calebeof
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden brown with and average head. The offers up light cracker malts and some peppery spice. The aroma features rich biscuity malts, and crisp, peppery, woodsy notes. The mouthfeel is light, crisp, and fizzy. Overall this pils balances boldness and drinkability. And excellent beer.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,968 ratings
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