Peregrine Pilsner
Appalachian Brewing Company

Peregrine PilsnerPeregrine Pilsner
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Pilsner - German
Ranked #145
Ranked #24,222
3.85 | pDev: 7.79%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Very Good
Peregrine PilsnerPeregrine Pilsner
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of REVZEB
REVZEB from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a nice balance between the malts, hops and yeast. Nice golden pour with white foam. Has a hint of honey in the smell, but taste is pretty much the typical pils. Solid but forgettable.

Mar 05, 2016
Photo of akorsak
akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Abbey Bar during the Justin Roberts show. Kids are dancing and I'm drinking…

A: The pils is a golden yellow color, clear as day. A head, or better put, no head comes with the pour. A thin wispy band is all that hangs out.

S: The aromas are hops, earthy, paired with biscuity pils malt. The grainy side is mild but sweet against the herbal hops.

T: The taste brings hops to the forefront but without a bitter finish. After the hops pop up, the light biscuit flavors see the beer through to the end. Carbonation is moderate, enough to be noticeable even without a head.

M: The mouthfeel is alright, aided by the carbonation. The hops add just enough on each sip to keep me interested.

Oct 02, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
micromaniac129 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tad cloudy and pours a deep golden straw color.
Has average carbonation and a smallish foamy head.
A nice aroma of malts that maybe is slightly spicey. Hops boquet is very weak as is the general aroma of the whole beer itself.
Has a nice malt taste weak but plesent, dry.
Hop bitterness is there with a pretty good bite.
A thin to medium bodied beer that is spritzy in the mouth with a dry.
Desent beer worthy of another shot.

Jan 01, 2011
Photo of BeerCon5
BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw-yellow color with very dense and thick foamy white head and good sticky lacing.

The scent is mostly of grain and light spices.

The taste is overall very light. Very light hop presence, some light spices.

Light bodied, pretty smooth but kind of thin, perfect carbonation.

Very drinkable and refreshing though it didn't think it really had a lot of flavor, it was sort of weak.

Aug 20, 2010
Photo of stakem
stakem from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 5/3/10.

Served in an oversize mug, it appears a perfectly clear yellow color with a thin layer of white foam for a head. Not much retension and minimal spotty lacing left on the glassware. Aroma is fresh grains, somewhat biscuity with a touch of hops on te backend. Taste is a surprising amount of hops upfront with flavors slightly grassy and herbal. Light feel with minor prickly carbonation that is quite clean tasting overall with a crisp finish that leaves the hops lingering in the mouth.

May 27, 2010
Photo of plaid75
plaid75 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured soft doughy malts and a notable noble hop.

The taste consisted of upfront round doughy malts and a nice spicy noble hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very drinkable well-balanced pils.

Aug 06, 2009
Photo of JamesS
JamesS from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice sun kissed straw color with some very nice head and decent lacing. Excellent malty scent with a slight peppery nose. Good taste, a crisp and refreshing light lager with a nice pepper flavor, great sweet malty taste, and a nice noble hop finish to balance it nicely.

Jun 08, 2009
Photo of AltBock
AltBock from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with a pretty good drawing of a Peregrine Falcon sitting on a branch waiting patiently for his next meal. In front of him is a crudely drawn vine of hop buds. I don't think birds of prey eat hops, but I could be mistaken about that. At the top of the label is the brewery's symbol of a long bridge in Appalachia. The far right side has a notched bottled on month. Mine wasn't notched, so I have no idea when it was bottled or even what year it was bottled.

When poured into a Victory pint glass, this Pilsner was a lightly cloudy and bright lemon yellow. Not only was it a lemon yellow, but there was also some shades of sunshine yellow in here as well. It was a very yellow beer! The bottle was a small time gusher, but when it was poured, there was only a 1/2 an inch head of pure white foam. It did however have really good retention that left behind a skim of white foam and a nice amount of white streaks of lace.

It had a nice yellow color, but the aroma had to be lacking for some stupid reason. At first, I only got a small whiff of toasted malts and a splash of lemon zest. When it was swirled around, a strong aroma of citrus fruits emerges from the background. Not your run of the mill citrus fruits, but sugar coated citrus fruits. Swirl it around and you'll see what I mean.

This beer starts off lightly malty with some lightly toasted malts. Quickly following the toasted side of the beer was the beer's bitter and dry side. I found it more on the bitter and dry side than a regular Pilsner. The bitter dry side consisted of dried bitter citrus hops, a hint of tart grapefruit, a splash of lemon peel, and a subtle touch of pine needles. It had a great hoppy finish to it.

This Pilsner was light to medium bodied with a hoppy aftertaste of bitter citrus hops, a touch of tart grapefruit, a pinch of pine, and a hint of toasted malts. Not only did the hops stick around, but every flavor in the aftertaste decided to stick around.

I have to admit, but I honestly thought this beer was going to be a joke. I thought it was just going to be another run of the mill Pilsner. Boy was I wrong! Instead, the beer was a nice delicious hopped up German Pilsner. I'll be sure to drink another of these soon.

Jan 16, 2009
Photo of Dodo2step
Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P- ABC brewery from a buddy!

A- My first growler from ABC and it is a nice growler. beer pours a light yellow and clear hay color. A luscious head hits the top....3 fingers and leaves a beautiful lacing.

S- lemon grass. A nice citrus complement to the grassy smell.malts and alcohol are faint but there.

T- malty biscuit and bready alcohol. an earthy and tangy sweet taste as well.

M- sweet and malty. Wheaty and grassy.

D- easy to put these back. I could down the growler tonight but will save some for tomorrow.

Sep 09, 2008
Photo of thethrone
thethrone from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden hay color, with a white head that holds thin through the brew, and leaves a moderate amount of lacing.

S - Lemony cirtus and grassiness. There is also a hint of yeast that gives the impression of fresh baked bread.

T - Tastes much like it smells, with biscuit malt, citrus, clover, grass.

M - Fairly light bodied. Crisp finish, with little lingering bitterness.

D - As with most good summer beers, an enjoyable sessionable brew.

Aug 20, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
HopDerek from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub on 4/25.
Poured a clear golden yellow with 1/4th inch of thick white head, good retention, lovely lacing. Aroma is light, but smells of floral hops, wheat, and lemon from what I can pick up. Tastes of floral hops with a wheat backbone. Towards the end there is a burst of sweetness and a tart citrusy finish. Medium light in body with nice carbonation, good balance with a surprising amount of bitterness, finishes crisp. Refreshing and easy to drink, a well done pilsner from the folks at ABC, very sessionable.

Apr 28, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the ABC Harrisburg.

Pours a clear medium gold with a thin brite-white head that retains well around the edges with some thin wisps across the center that left huge rings of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is a little subdued but mostly consists of light notes of floral hops and citric fruits.

The taste is sweet bready malts and citrus encapsulated by a fairly large bite of hop bitterness. I was a little surprised by how aggressive the hops are in this but no complaints here. The mouthfeel has a medium feel with a crisp bite to it.

One of the more solid seasonal offerings from the ABC, it packs a nice crisp flavor with a refreshing drinkibility. I'm always up for a couple when I see it on tap.

Apr 22, 2008
Photo of ffejherb
ffejherb from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at ABC Harrisburg on 4/10/08.

A - Clear golden body with 1+ finger of bone white head that left behind some attractive sticky lacing. Carbonation was surprisingly sparse. Excellent clarity in the body.

S - Grassy hops, lemon zest and some mild biscuity malt.

T - Classic pilsner hop bite balanced by a bready/biscuity malt. A little bit on the hoppy side, but no qualms there. Hops are a little more aggressive in the finish.

M - Light body with a fairly watery texture and mild carbonation. Not quite as clean and crisp as I like them, but still pretty solid. Finish is quite bitter and lingers for a bit.

D - I had three, so what does that say? Definitely one of my favorite offerings from ABC. Nothing stellar, but very drinkable and refreshing. I always enjoy this when it's available.

Apr 11, 2008
Photo of techdiver
techdiver from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hazy golden yellow with nice white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin cap and good lacing.

Malt and hops, balanced more toward the hops, greet the nose.

Malt and hops bitterness in the taste.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp and clean, but could use a bit more carbonation.

Good drinkability, again, nothing really wrong here. A little more clarity and carbonation would be welcome.

Jul 26, 2007
Photo of TheDeuce
TheDeuce from New York

3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Peregrine Pilsner....

Appearance-Gorgeous looking beer, pours beautifully into my pilsner glass. Solid gold with a huge two finger head, very appetizing.

Smell-Slighly hoppy aroma also some malts, grass and grain underlinings.

Taste-Subdued slighty grainy taste, finishes off dry and rather sparse, another sip gives me a little bit more hop touch, not bad.

Mouthfeel-decent stuff here goes down smooth although its really sparse at the end.

Drinkability-oh yeah, at 4.7% percent you could quaff this all day long, decent pilsner.

Overall-good summer seasonal, light drinking pilsner that is welll made, won't knock you over, but not every beer has too. A simple, easy-drinking beer, and there is nothing wrong with that.

May 14, 2006
Photo of Gavage
Gavage from Nevada

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: clear golden yellow in color with a nice 1 finger head that lasted a while. No lacing develops.

Smell: floral and spicy hop bitterness with some hint of malts.

Taste: surprisingly nice malt base with the usual crisp saaz hop bitterness. Hints of grass and citrus are there on the edges.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Lightly crisp throughout. Refreshing on the tongue.

Drinkability: extremely easy dinking and very enjoyable. Can be quaffed for hours. Nicely flavorful pils everyone should try.

Apr 15, 2006
Photo of tgbljb
tgbljb from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

part of sampler tray at the brew pub. Presented as light golden beer with perfectly white puffy head. Smell is crisp with notes of piney hops. Good crisp taste that is extremely enjoyable. Floral notes with citrus. Good crisp mouthfeel. One of their better beers.

Aug 09, 2005
Photo of woodychandler
woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This arrived with a foamy, bone-white head that showed real staying power. It was a crystal-clear, light yellow in color. The nose was very floral with a noticible scent of Saaz hops (one of the few varieties that I can recognize). The hops made all of the difference in this beer. It had a light, tangy mouthfeel. The finish was dry, hoppy, and lingering. Drinkability is high, especially in summer.

Jul 17, 2005
Photo of ecoboy
ecoboy from Rhode Island

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Loved it. Loved it enough to buy a 12 pack to haul back to Maine.

Light gold color with fairly weak head retention.

But then, the other senses take over this review. Something sharp in the nose that will make you do one of those exaggerated eye-opens-wide faces that they put in so many TV ads for soap. Gets you ready for a delicious wallop of saaz hops. Juicy hoppy mouthfeel.

I wonder how many customers ask for something "light" and the server can snicker that they're getting a light colored beer that still has the potential to do in a few taste buds.

Aggressive in flavor and very very notable.

Jun 13, 2005
Photo of beermanbrian
beermanbrian from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the brewery. Great color and clarity. Thin head that disipates quickly. A little more hops smell and taste than most pilsners. Very drinkable. Sorry i could only stick around for one. One of the better beers i've had from this brewery.

Apr 17, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appalachian's Peregrine Pils delivers a bold, malty and hoppy delight. It pours a deep-golden body beneath a short head of white foam the steadily subsides to an average collar leaving thin strands of lace about the glass. Grainy malt dominates the nose, peppered with hints of spicy and floral hops. The body is medium and it's gently crisp across the palate. A solid, bready malt greets you upfront in the flavor. It's immediately followed, however, by a burst of hop bitterness and wash of floral and spicy hops at the swallow. Some bitterness, malt, and floral hops linger in the aftertaste, but they never seem to build on the palate. A well-balanced pilsner!

Aug 23, 2004
Photo of beergeek279
beergeek279 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served as a 6 oz. sample at ABC. The color was golden, with a nice wispy white head. The smell was a lighter hoppiness. The taste was a nice Saaz hopping, creating a good balance with the malt. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, this is one I could have several of.

Another solid beer at ABC. A nice pilsner, with a good Saaz hopping, and a nice change of pace to have a Czech again. Definitely one I hope to have again.

Jun 30, 2004
Photo of Jarod
Jarod from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden copper color that was crystal clear with signs of decent carbonation. It produced a light creamy beige color head that was thin while it lasted and then faded to a ring. It produced a delicate lace that was detailed on most parts of the inner glass. The aromas were light and simple. I nosed floral hops, slight malts and citrus. Floral hops dominated the nose. The flavors were just as simple as the aroma; I tasted hops (fresh and floral), grapefruit rinds, and sweet malt. The after taste was dominated by fresh floral hops. Good usage of saaz hops to give this beer a fresh hoppy flavor that was crisp and refreshing. A good example of the style, nicely hopped but not overly done, well balanced.

Jul 01, 2003
Photo of thefireman
thefireman from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bit darker (light copper) than most pilsners I'm used to. Had a thin head that laced to the finish. Tasted similar to other pilsners I've had, but seems to have a deeper malt taste. Finishes slightly bitter and hoppy. Great carbonation. This only comes out in April, but I would love to have available all year. Definately a good session beer at this moderate alchohol level. Proof positive that you can brew a good beer without an "in your face" alchohol content. Finally found a place in the Philly area to carry this breweries beers.

Jun 01, 2003
Photo of psugrad98
psugrad98 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smooth and easily drinkable. This tribule to the Peregrine Falcons is pale straw in color with a hint of light copper. Moderate head and hoppy floral nose. Rich and bitter with firm hop definition. Slight malt character is coaxed out as the beer warms. Good for hop heads.

Jul 23, 2002
Peregrine Pilsner from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 41 ratings