Nooner Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
1,567
Reviews:
349
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.18%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
551
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,567 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Foley67
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louislouis91
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear golden color with lots of carbonation bubbles. Produced three fingers of a white soapy bubbly head in my pils glass.

The smell is of clean water. Some floral hops and some bready yeasty notes as well.

The taste is of clean water and some grassiness. Not quite into the taste as it seems just a bit skunky.

Mouth is very light with a very light finish.

A nicely done pilsner.

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Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice at little Delhi in San fran.

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Photo of Fenix2009
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice clear yellow color with a decent carbonation to be seen rising at a moderate pace. A white semi - foamy head appeared and dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing streamed around the glass and slid into the beer. The smell had a sweet fresh grassy graininess. The taste was mainly the same with a light sweet grassy /grainy aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty nice pilsener that would go great with its respected food.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml can poured into a pils glass.

Crystal clear pale gold in color, it tops with thick fluffy white head that stands with very good retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting foamy crown and leaving some spotty lacing.

In a nose, mild citrus, floral, leaf, and spicy hop, malt is bready and slight honey-like sweetness.

Clean and crisp overall, it has well balance of bready malt sweetness and spicy, citrusy, floral, yet herbal hop bitterness.

Light body with rather smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and very refreshing with a typically dry finish.

Straightforward German pils, no extra hop, no fancy twist, just pure fineness in its style.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jrgoose
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A 12 fl oz can, packaged on 20th February 2017. Poured into a stemless tulip glass.

Appearance: A clear golden colour with a one and a half finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet, grainy malt, grass, floral, honey with a hint of corn.

Taste: Sweet and grainy malt with low bitterness, lemon, with hints of floral and herbal elements.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice crisp Pilsner, perfect for a hot day.

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Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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 -3.4%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,567 ratings.
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