Nooner Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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1,620 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

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:
#20,790
Reviews:
362
Ratings:
1,620
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
568
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Ratings: 1,620 |  Reviews: 362
Photo of hollywoodaubie86
5/5  rDev +31.6%

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

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

Hopped up, American style pilsner. Great 'go-to' pilsner.

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

Photo of Fletchbot721
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Knocked it out of the park for the style. On of our favorite sessionable BBQ beers.

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

Photo of jcance
4.87/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent pilsner that beats all others I've tried. Amazing flavor that has lightness and drinkability skin to the Summerfest pilsner but with a deeper, more complex flavor with the hops character one would expect from Sierra Nevada

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Photo of MNJR
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. A gem. When judged as a flavorful, somewhat light lager, this is the real deal and delivers a classic beer drinking experience. I had this the same day with two other pilsners I really like and respect, and Nooner beat them both. I'm not being too picky about "German Pilsner" being the benchmark for this, since it is better than any German pilsner I have had. It's just a damn good lager beer.

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Photo of Flani
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

WhoooWEE! This is one beautiful pilsner, delicate yet robust with enough malt for a great mouthfeel yet very quaffable. This is what Sierra Nevada needed to round out a superior portfolio.

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Photo of dadjay
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keeneke
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A pilsner winner! Who knew?! -- from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of mhuber
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours crystal clear, golden color. A citrusy aroma quickly gives way to a surprisingly hoppy flavor for a pilsner. The bitterness lingers and leaves a somewhat dry aftertaste. Excellent, full flavored beer!

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Photo of Schimms
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Thin white head atop golden-yellow, clear and clean.

S: Spices!

T: Great pilsner with complement of spices that tickle the tongue.

F: Slight spice burn - very enjoyable.

O: A great pilsner, with a unique spice blend.

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Photo of tjmiller718
4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: crystal clear, golden yellow/white, mild carbonation, large bright white head.
N: floral hops, spicy pilsner malts note, lemongrass, hay, biscuit, peppery finish. Extremely clean and crisp.
T: crisp lemongrass, hay, biscuit, juicy floral hops are huge, light spiciness.
B: juicy/oily as hell, medium carbonation & body.

Overall: To me, this is right up there with Sunshine Pils- extremely drinkable, sessionable, great flavor and body. Has all the signature Sierra Nevada traits which I enjoy.

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Photo of AegirtheBeerGod
4.71/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm not always in the mood for a big, heavy beer. This pilsner is true to the style with a light/medium body and plenty of biscuity flavor that keeps me coming back for more.

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Photo of gilpdawg
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GCB68
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoptimusMax1mus
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JAB1978
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

it's hard to fathom why anyone would require a written review while drinking. Here it goes.. great Pilsner... German style... Smells great, tastes great. Very little lacing, but overall a very solid beer.

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Photo of Ptelea
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great pils- well balanced hop and malt ..tasty, clean and delicious

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Photo of TeamSeinfeld
4.66/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great Pilsner, tops summerfest. Summerfest is great but this has the better malt balance. Will be buying by the case. Cheers to a superbly balanceD lager.

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Photo of tyleeis
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of challenja
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..

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Photo of LeftyMike
4.64/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,620 ratings