Brasserie Dunham

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Pilsner - German
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4.06 | pDev: 6.16%
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
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biboergosum from Canada

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473ml can - geez, this 'Hermann' fella looks kinda creepy!

This beer pours a mostly clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some frilly and chunky lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of dank pine resin, gritty and grainy cereal malt, a hint of uric acid, petrol fumes, a bit of sour lemon fruitiness, and some leafy, herbal, and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, overripe lemon peel, a hint of wet sulfur, and more leafy, weedy, and musky herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly benign in its lackluster frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with just a touch of hop (I think) acridity taking things down a notch or so at this particular juncture. It finishes trending dry, the sulfur/gasohol essence exhibiting some lingering prowess.

Overall - this certainly comes across as a respectable version of the old world style, nice and crisp and challenging of the ol' flavourbuds. Worth checking out, especially if you're in the market for something to throw back on the deck whilst grilling any sort of meat on a warm Spring evening.

Mar 22, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can. Pours a clear golden yellow. Smells of herbal and floral hops, some doughy malts. Tastes of fairly aggressive herbal hops. A little cracker and doughy malt, but it's light. Hops take over again as the malts die down. Dry and light. Lingering grassy bitterness. Very nice pilsner. Perfectly clean, if aggressively hopped and a little light on malt flavor and mouthfeel.

Jun 16, 2019
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium: Canned, Pils glass.
Opacity: Bright at first, hazy with the yeast.
Color: Straw with decent activity.
Head: Thick foamy 2-3 finger.
Legs: Good lacing and swirl reaction.
Smell: Corn/Cabbage/Minerals.
Taste: Floral/Lemon/Caramel.
Feel: Cereal/Citrusy/Noble hops.
Body: Medium slick and smooth.
Carbonation: Prickly with average longevity.
Overall: Very good German Pils interpretation.

Visual 7/10 - Flavors 7/10 - Sensations 7/10 - Balance 7/10 -
Freshness 6/10 - Intensity 5/10 - Complexity 7/10 - Appreciation 7/10

Jul 08, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Nov-22-2018

It pours a crystal clear gold with a rocky 2.5 fingers of off-white head.  Good retention;  concentric rings of lacing. (4.25)

Pils-y cereal smell, hay and some light herbal hops to balance it out. (4.25)

Smooth grain flavor with a nice hop/carbonic bite that dwindles into a moderately herbal finish. (4.25)

Really rich and smooth while still being light, soft feel with a little carbonation snap, clean finish. Very drinkable. (4.5)

An absolutely lovely German-style pilsner.
It pours as it should. Clear and gold with an ample head you can practically eat, and you can count drinks based on the lacing rings. The aroma and flavor walk hand-in-hand with light malt flavors, hay, Autumn leaves and a touch of European hop character. It is supremely drinkable and manages to do that thing that fine (usually German) lagers can do where it is multiple contradictory/complimentary things as once: rich and easy going, substantial and light, creamy and crisp. Just a hell of a good beer. (4.5)

Feb 17, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 473ml can with a wodgy date stamp - sometime in 11/18. Served in an imperial pint pub glass.

Pours a barely cold-hazed honey-gold with busy carbonation and a fat three-fingered soft and soapy, ivory head of suds. Retention is very good, leaving a thick webbery of bubbly lacing.

A powerfully aromatic nose of sweet cereal grain, lemon-honey candy and pee.

And that's pretty much what it starts off tasting like, sweet cereal and honey-lemon. (If I hadn't smelled the pee note I probably wouldn't have noticed it in the taste, it's that subtle). I'm tasting noble hops but also, I think, maybe something untraditional, like Citra or, at any rate, something citrusy. A smooth, vanilla-mint-like character emerges as it warms which I can't quite pin down. Deliciously complex palate, lightly sweet, finishes with a little lemon zest zing.

Feel is soft, creamy, doughy, medium-thick bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall, very, very nice. Packs a lot of flavour and heft into a relatively low abv beer! Would definitely have this one again.

Dec 22, 2018
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Bruno74200 from France

4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pils alright. The noble hops are there with a certain herbal character, and a zesty tang. The finish is crisp.
Too bad there is noticeable sulfur character

May 04, 2019
Hermann from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 6 ratings