Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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84
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1,954 Ratings
Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,954
Reviews:
714
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
351
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,954 |  Reviews: 714
Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz bottle packaged on 01/19/16 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Golden yellow with a thick one finger white head that collapses very quickly.

Smell: Light fruit followed by a little spicy hops.

Taste: Well balanced malts up front followed by a very light, almost nonexistent, hop presence.

Feel: Light, crisp, refreshing, perfect for a hot summers day.

Overall: Would benefit from some more hops as the finish is a bit washed out.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic golden plisner with small but substantial head. Has a nice grassy scent. Taste is hearty, with lots of wheat and grass flavors. Well balanced between hops and malts. Overall, a very tasty and drinkable pilsner.

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Photo of johlac66
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T100Mark
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 25 ounce bomber poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A bright golden color. Great clarity. A big head that sticks around for a while. Good stickage. A great looking beer.

Smell - Herbal. Fresh.

Taste - A fresh, herbal hop flavor. A touch tart. A mild malt sweetness. Balanced. Very tasty!

Mouth - Big carbonation. Slightly slick. Nice.

Overall - A crisp, full-bodied, delicious lager. This beer reminded me of a top-tier German Helles or Pilsner. I've said this before; it's too bad American industrial lagers don't taste like this.

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Photo of Edie
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toneeez
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alphakitty
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a straw to light gold color, very clear.

The aroma offers light lemon, grains, a bit of dense light malt.

The flavor follows with that sweet lemon, some honey, light breadiness along with some grains, chewy crackers, a touch of sweetness, as it glides of the palate with a dry lager finish, while lingering with a bit of a lightly sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Danmullens1
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chestertonian82
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

355ml bottle from Brewdog Online Shop (£2.50):
Coming through with what turned out to be quite a standard pilsner taste, this one was a decidedly average beer that started slightly sweet & was followed up by some pleasant caramel & bread malts but never really done enough to fully grab my attention. There was a nice balance to what was quite an easy beer to drink & the moderate bitter finish rounded things off well, it's just not one that I thought was particularly interesting or memorable; a nice beer but definitely not one to hunt for.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Kibroms. Average appearance, grainy aroma, comes off kind of the lager side. Lightly hopped, mild bite at the end, could use a bit more hops. Overall, not too bad, but pales in comparison to its German ancestors.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Moderate floral, lightly spicy hops with a light grainy pilsner malt.

A: Golden color, totally clear, with a moderate head that has adequate retention.

T: Moderately crisp with a floral, slightly spicy hop note, coupled with a slight Pils malt sweetness. Moderate hop bitterness with a dry finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; moderately crisp and clean with a fair amount of floral and spicey hops with a dry finish.

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Photo of B_B
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

As some have already said it is crisp and dry and a bit harsh on the back end. I Like other offerings from North Coast more like the Cali Pale Ale and Red Seal. There are better pilsners out there

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Photo of dkemp713
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmd1978
2.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nice golden color with white head dissipates quickly. Nose fruity, grass, bready malt, lemon peel. Taste peppery spice with lemon and hints of grapes and pear. Crisp clean finish. I enjoy pilsners but this one didn't wow me. Would drink again if no other option.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bamarooster
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,954 ratings.
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