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Scrimshaw Pilsner | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Scrimshaw PilsnerScrimshaw Pilsner

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Tap House and Grille in Hooksett, New Hampshire on July 12, 2013.

It pours pale to golden yellow with a short-lived white fizzy head. Great clarity.

Unlike other pilsners I am used to this has an aroma that boasts a more sweet, caramel-like note rather than grainy.

The body is light and smooth.

The taste is much like the nose with a slightly sweet and malty character. Maybe I have not had enough German pilsners and while I enjoyed it for what it was I thought it seemed a bit unusual for the style. But there's nothing wrong with adding your own touch to a brew.

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

Got me a pilsner glass for this bottle of Scrimshaw.

Looks a little hazy. Gold in color with a fat cap of coarse white foam. Lacing sticks a little.

Gently grassy nose with dry lagered temperament. Very mild. Light crackery malts outshine a very faint hop element.

Crackery malts and grassy hops. Could be a little drier, still very dry. Almost has a citric quality. Extremely mild. The opposite of bold. Cereal grains and light Euro hops. Fairly crispy.

Nice and spritzy with a tightly-wound mouth of fine carbonation. Body has some oiliness; a little slick, a little fast.

There are more enjoyable craft German Pilseners, but Scrimshaw is respectable and drinkable. A solid choice for a summery lager six-pack.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Golden/amber color. Very slight chill haze. Three fingers of rocky white head retain very well. Lacing is foamy and spotty.

S: Token pilsner malt scent. Sweetish and bready/biscuity with a hint of toast. Slight grassy hops are more tame than expected.Very clean.

T: Sweet malts up front. Grainy and toasty. Perhaps even a light hint of caramel, unless my palate deceives me. Hops thankfully come in stronger than they did on the nose, lending a slightly aggressive spicy quality. Grainy and doughy in the drying finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Full and firm, slightly chewy. Ample carbonation.

O: This is not the most textbook example of the style, but it isn't bad. Sits just a little bit heavier on the palate than most pilsners.

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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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