Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,190
Reviews:
722
Ratings:
2,001
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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84
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Photo of rcori
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing, but not simple. Crisp hops and subtle hops with sweet citrus notes. Sophisticsted summer brew that didn't have to label itself. Just a a good refreshing "beer".

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Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kkmiller76
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

At workhouse. More like josh than pilsner.

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Photo of paging12
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft
Typical 14-16 oz pint glass.
Clear, burnt amber gold.
Thin white lacing of a head.
A few streams of bubbly effervescence. A smooth, rich mouthfeel.
Nicely balanced and warmly alcoholic. Flavors hint of banana peel and definitely finish with malt.
Hoppy aroma.
Pasteurization: No

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Photo of greencovesteve
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroubledMonk
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers. Quite a surprise. Overall, a very simple beer. It's simplicity is it's strength. Great for a refresher on a Summer day. Light, fresh, clean, crisp, and quality. Well done! Drink up ye sons of glory.

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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

Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 2,001 ratings