Nooner Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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1,548 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner—one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops.

Added by Patches826 on 11-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,548
Reviews:
343
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
544
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,548 |  Reviews: 343
Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: straw gold with rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" off-white cap with good retention.

S: spicy floral hops and faint cracker with a clean fermentation character.

T: The flavors start with medium rich malt flavors and spicy floral hops. It starts lightly sweet and dries out to a crisp finish. This is well balanced with moderate malt and hop bitterness.

F: medium to medium light body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a very well balanced and drinkable beer.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle.

Crystal clear golden body with decent head and no lacing

Flavors are crisp like apples with robust hops adding a slightly bitter background. Really though it's all about how crisp it is - carbonation is intense.

Really like it.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned
Pours a crystal clear golden body with wisps of white head
Eppervesant lemon vitamin aroma
Some line on the flavour balanced against a grainy malt
Easy drinking nice pilsner

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Photo of deekmon
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DMc8ride
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sparkling gold, nearly champagne-esque, with a thin bubbly white blanket and clingy, thin curtains of lace.

Smell is floral with corn and grass.

Taste is clean and bitter grass and grains.

Crisp and semi-dry.

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Photo of JoeYarchak
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A light gold coloring with a slight drawn head. An earthy, bread taste, that finishes with the expected bite. An enjoyable draft to accompany lunch

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Photo of dar482
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of txmilligan
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up as a beautiful straw gold, clear with a nice clean head. Great aroma that has hints of cereal and bread, with a slight sharp tone of citrus. The flavor, however, is a bit thin and metallic. Not horrible, but not as crisp or refreshing as I'm accustomed to in a pilsner.

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Photo of DreDay
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghatz
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jarudy
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonterman
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnotherDisease
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear, golden straw color that is light in terms of carbonation and features a thin, white, frothy head that dissipates slowly to a thin lacing. 4/5 The aroma is typical of the style with grassy hops and a grainy malt coming through right away, while being backed up by a light and sweet caramel note that balances out the grassy hops. The aroma is very simplistic as it should be. 3.75/5 The flavor features a good does of pilsner malt right up front with caramel, cracker, and bread dough backing it up. The maltiness transitions into the bitter, grassy hops slowly with the strength of the hops becoming greater the longer the beer is in the mouth. Bitterness here is moderate with a moderately strong lingering bitterness. 3.75/5 This is a light, crisp beer that has a high amount of dryness with a dryness that lingers on the palate after swallowing. 4/5 This beer is very much in the vein of German Pilsner's, meaning that it is quite dry and crisp. The flavor here is well crafted and balanced with a lean towards the hops instead of the malt. 3.75/5

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Photo of DallasK
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,548 ratings.
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