Peregrine Pilsner | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Peregrine PilsnerPeregrine Pilsner

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Spring

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Added by psugrad98 on 07-23-2002

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of ZEB89
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Slatetank
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of FALCON589
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of akorsak
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.14/5  rDev -18%
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.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +7%
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.

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Photo of JamesS
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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Photo of AltBock
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of thethrone
3.87/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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