Nooner Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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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
Ranking:
#16,099
Reviews:
355
Ratings:
1,588
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,588 |  Reviews: 355
Photo of Ceezer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SB2017
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Not impressive in any serious capacity. Serviceable for sure, and impressive that Sierra Nevada is able to pack so many flavors into a pilsner, but this beer really misses the mark because of that. There's a distinct funk, something ale-y, and corn. Too much going on. I don't really want more than one.

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Photo of nickbiker1
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't believe I never rated this one! 12oz. bottle served in a Spiegelau pilsner glass. This beer looks lovely in the glass - straw gold with a translucent clarity and a tight, creamy, half inch, bright white head. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution. Clean nose - grassy/floral notes with a hint of spice. Taste reveals a bit of sour mash skunk towards the middle followed by notes of the grain bill at the back. Mouthfeel is light in body, perhaps a little more body than I would expect for the style, with a pleasant, even carbonation. Finish is semi-crisp. Overall, a solid German Pils at a great price point.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigCheese
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with medium low retention. Pilsner malt and bread crust aromas with a light hint of herbal hops. Medium light bodied with medium carbonation and a light smoothness through the middle. Bready and malty flavors up front followed quickly by herbal and light spicy hop,. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed by herbal flavors to the end. Finished dryly with lingering herbal hop and bready malt flavors. Crisp, refreshing and incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of animal69
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There really needs to be a new category of "West Coast Pilsner". It's basically a hoppy lager. Tastes fine. Good brewery.

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Photo of claire363
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevindp9
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of andrewh995
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with a white head. Smells of malts, caramel, and some light hops. Tastes of sweet malt, light caramel, very lightly bitter hops, bread, and light pepper. Medium creamy body with a medium carbonation. Overall a very good pils.

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Photo of pro45
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated three months ago. Pours a light yellow with a soapy white head. Nose is lemon, spices, hops, cracker malts, white bread crust, pepper. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is on the creamy side but very refreshing and easy going down. The sweetness is not overpowering. Nice semi dry finish. This is possibly my favorite American made German Pilsner.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can packaged on 8-7-17
Crystal clear, golden with a 1" white head...constant stream of carbonation rising keeps the head at 1/3". Good looking beer.
Clean, pilsner-like aroma, cracker malt, hay, spicy hop.
Love the bready, malty initial hit of flavor, crisp, clean a dry spicy finish...just right.
Again, I'll use the word clean on the mouth feel, medium-high carbonation and a long lasting finish.
Not the first time I've had this but the first time I've really thought about it and realized how good a beer it is.

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Photo of malprep
2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foley67
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louislouis91
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,588 ratings