Nooner Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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From:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
1,275
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 01, 2022
Added:
Nov 04, 2014
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  575
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by jgramirez876

4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Just found out this was “Retired”. What a shame, this beer was crisp and refreshing yet had a satisfying dry finish. Would love for this to come back
Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.3 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Shared 500 ml can at a local tasting. Golden colour, white head. Decent pilsener aroma and flavour. Nothing in particular stands out, but there are no offensive off-flavours either
May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve555 from Wales

3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Drank from can at room temperature. Zesty aroma brownish hue. Taste as expected from US pilsers - a bit too ale like. Malty and less than expected hop presence despite high ibu for the style. Easy on the palate. Nice drink but not my idea of a pilsner. Too thick and wheaty. What on earth is wheat doing in a pils?
Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit grassy. Taste is of grains, grassy, hoppy for the style, highly crushable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer I may need to revisit during the summer.
Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Nov 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by IRONRakkasan from California

Oct 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by DFred from California

Jul 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by RitzCarling from Illinois

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Jun 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

May 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

May 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
There is a bright yellow bottled on date on the neck of the bottle. This is quite hoppy for a pilsner but I would not consider this a Pale Ale. This is tasty & quite smooth on the backend. I can see myself drinking a few of these while watching a football game on a Sunday. Good stuff from Sierra Nevada as usual. Cheers! B
Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by DOCRW from Washington

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by rickyfinn from Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Medium dark amber, heavy carbination, good head and lacing. Clean mild citrus smell. Good, refreshing brew, but finished with hopps bitterness.more IPA than lager, muchless pilsner. Worth it, but not if you want smooth pilsner finish. More like a good pale ale.
Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.12 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.49 by Eychung from New York

Jan 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.55 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jan 16, 2019
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Rated by Greensprings from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nicely carbonated with a clean crisp taste. Not much smell, light grassy bread. Has a nice mouth feel with a great balance.
Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by BoozerBrad from Texas

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by mj24053 from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Dec 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Livyatan1996 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
bought two cans, dumped one on some brats and the other into my gullet. pours a clear yellow/gold with a nice little white head thats now a tiny ring, some bits of lacing left. smells like bits of bready pilsner malts and a really nice grassy, earthy hop profile. taste is the same, a real nice balance of bread/cracker malt and earthy and bitter hops. super crisp and refreshing, goes down smoother than a marvin gaye track and leaves a nice bitterness with you. seems like the kinda beer i'd grab when heading to the back porch, or making brats
Nov 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.61 by draegerjosh from California

Oct 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.76 by mattsander from Canada (AB)

Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by SmokySignals from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Whether from the can, bottle or tap, this is probably USA's best overall commercially available pilsner, WITH NO AAL BS!
Perfect color, head and aromas are all there, more than the nfl adjunct beers can dream of getting.
Just so happens that this is 1000% better than any bud, miller or coors will be or ever was. Pale malt, clean water, good hops.
It's fresh, pure , clean, and made perfectly, with a tighter, peppery hop bite than the adjunct wuss palate slugs can produce.
They use real ingredients compared to the other giants, brew it better, and it is evident every time you have one.
A REAL CRISP LAGER
Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by WillWillows from Ohio

Sep 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.64 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.03 by CrimeDog from New York

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.55 by GaryColeman from California

Aug 17, 2018
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Reviewed by the_awesometeer from California

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The beer is a straw color with a thick and foamy head. The smell is hoppy but very mild. Just smells like fresh. The taste is very similar. The beer just tastes so good and drinkable. I should drink this beer all summer.
Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by challenja from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
12oz bottle poured straight into my mouth..

Uhh.. this is my first and only straight numbers without explanation rating.. so forgive me..

This beer was so damn good.. I didn't stop to grab a glass and take notes. But this Pilsner is amazing and dangerously crush-able.. will buy again.. and re-rate..
Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Aug 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by kcc from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jondoeworks from Texas

Jul 06, 2018
Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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