Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

1,945 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:
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Added by kbub6f on 11-16-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Excellent white foam. Beer is solid golden yellow with decent carbonation. I loved this overall and would've ranked it higher if it stayed fresh longer.

Smell: Sweet caramel, vanilla, banana, and bourbon. Very dessert-like for a pilsner. I also smell some oak.

Taste/Mouthfeel: More sweet caramel and a heavy dose of flowers. The best way to describe this would be to say it has the flower notes of an IPA without the pine and sweetness of an amber without the heavy mouthfeel. Extraordinary. Mouthfeel has a nice yeasty quality to it and enough body, but still has the balance of a lager.

Overall Drinkability: A great pilsner. I might not know this was a pilsner if I were blind-folded.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with a frothy ivory head that dissipates slowly in big bubbles, leaving spotty lacing.

Floral hops, grain, and cracker-like pilsner malt form the aroma, accompanied by a bit of mineral character. More bready than expected. Notes of diacetyl emerge late.

Light citrus and spicy hops are quickly overtaken by bready malt and yeast. There's a minerally note at the finish, which is fairly dry, but not as crisp as some. Cracker-like malt surfaces in the aftertaste.

Body is a bit light, with fairly high carbonation. There's a subtle slickness.

The mineral character is slightly offputting. Overall,a fairly refreshing brew that could benefit from less bready malt character and no diacetyl.

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Medium body, foamy body.

A decent German style pilsner, nothing unpleasant, nor anything memorable. The malts seemed a bit different than a typical pilsner.

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Scrimshaw Pilsner from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,945 ratings.
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