Five Fin West Coast Pilsner
Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
German Pilsner
3.72 | pDev: 8.6%
Jan 03, 2021
Oct 18, 2016
Very Good
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz single bottle from Safeway in West Salem OR
Pours the traditional light gold body, with a lovely thick and rocky white head.
Aromas light biscuity like malts and grassy hops.
Taste same light malts, grassy and spicy peppery hops..very cool.
Nice well carbonated mouth feel and finishes dry.
Very nice PNW pils.
Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Almost clear yellow with a dense head forming quickly and holding up well, leaving good lacing as it settles
Aroma: Citrus notes, grassiness, pilsner malt, floral hops, and a little honey
Taste: Lemon and orange-led citrus fruit and grass jump out at first, followed by some honey-kissed bread and pilsner malt. More citrus and strong flower notes keep things going before some sharp hop notes and dryness close things out
Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, light but full, medium-high carbonation, and light dryness on the finish
Overall: Delicious pilsner here. A tasty and somewhat unique take on a pilsner that incorporates some American hops along with a German one (Mandarina Bavaria) that isn’t usually used in a German Pils but works very well in this in my opinion. Quaffable, flavorful, well-made, tasty, and easy to find fresh all make this beer a go-to for me all year really but especially during warmer months
Oct 13, 2020
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Unknown age bottle poured into a pilsner gladd. Nice foamy white pillow of a head, that settles slowly into a great crown and pleasant carbonation. The color is a classic pils pale yellow. The smell is classic zesty hop, a nice snap of citrus, and some crackery malty breadcrumb goodness. The taste is a great german style pils: malt forward with a hop accent, alongside fresh citrus and breadcrumbs ending on a nice crispy and dry finish with a moderate mouthfeel.

Great pils offering from Pelican, competes with the pFriem pilsner for sure in the sunny months and year round.
Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle

Pours a solid two fingers of pillowy white head into my hourglass. Retention is very nice and half remains after close to 5 minutes. Initial lacing looks great as well. Body is golden yellow, crystal clear, with a good amount of bubbles coming up. Looks nice so far.

Nose is a light dose of bready malt, a touch of sweetness, and faint noble hops that quickly dominate the aroma with a good addition of spice. Clean, but has character, smells nice.

Not too much going on in the flavor though. Slightly drier than the nose, the malts don’t come through as much. Hops don’t lend too much character either, other than a crisp and moderate bitterness. This is ok.

If kept chilled, which I did with half of the bottle, this retains its lively, crisp carbonation. Accompanying that, is a dry mouth, moderate but pronounced bitterness, and a light body. The mouthfeel saves this beer, and at least gives it an identity – crushable and pretty refreshing.

Drinkability is quite high, though it’s better to drink this casually.

Appearance turned out quite nice, with thick sheets of lacing all the way down the glass.

Not bad, but pretty unmemorable. This is fine for a clean lawnmower, but not much more.
Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bomber from brewery. Pale golden pour with one finger fluffy head. Grainy, bready aroma. Taste follows adding a nice, crisp hoppy bite at the back. Pretty solid.
Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by MattSn from Oregon

Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
an excellent lager here, clean and very highly refined, and the beat goes on for pelican, who is yet to make a beer i havent really liked. this is lighter, a nice compliment to some fresh mexican food, and not as minimalist as a lot of american lagers are trending right now. instead it has some real grain body to it, and a real fresh malty flavor, biscuit and wafer cracker, a light honey note, but dry at the end, and not heavy at all, but with way more structure than seems to be the norm, which i really like in this food context. there is a mellow hop back end to it, an earthy mineral profile, and an almost bready complexion in the german malt thats a shade more robust than normal for the style. the lager yeast has some flavor too, still crisp though, just brings a little more to the table. i like how this is flavorful but also super easy to drink and even refreshing and quenching, the carbonation is on point, the hops are fresh and peppy at the end, and there is great balanced here. i dont need a dumbed down american lager wearing a pils outfit, this is the real deal, and i appreciate it. pelican keeps crushing it!
Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by MobBarley from Oregon

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Donkster46 from Washington

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Pretendeer from Washington

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 2.98 by Kyle1234 from Oregon

May 23, 2018
Rated: 3.32 by fmakalidude from Washington

Dec 04, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Oct 10, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by corywalston from North Dakota

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by TwoTrees from Washington

Jun 19, 2017
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Reviewed by stratusjeans from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Probably a good representation of the style but it's not a style I like.

Spikester says it well. Lemon, grassy, crackers, strong carbonation. Medium long bitter finish, dry.
May 14, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by JDoHo from Michigan

Apr 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear gold with two fingers of white head. Some rings of lace.
Smell is cracker malt and herbal hops.
Taste is herbal grassy hops with cracker malts. There is a lemon zest flavor as the beer warms some.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with strong carbonation. Finish is medium length dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty West Coast style Pilsner.
Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Feb 16, 2017
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Rated by rkarimi from Colorado

3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by rarigney from Washington

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 3.24 by CMC73 from Oregon

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 18, 2016
Five Fin West Coast Pilsner from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 24 ratings