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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:
#15,016
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
1,573
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 1,573 |  Reviews: 352
Photo of MaximumYuks
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachKelly
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hits all the right notes of the style to me.

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Photo of Nmgreen
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tiernan
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gtermi
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to pretty much nothing after about a minute

S: Lots of pilsner malt and graininess up front, along with some nice floral and spicy hops. Very straight-forward, but very nice and to-style

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the pilsner malts, graininess, and spicy hop notes with the floral hops following through. Finishes quite dry with lingering floral and earthy notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Again, quite dry

O: A very nice American version of a German pilsner, with great drinkability and simplicity (that's a good thing). Highly recommended, but that's almost expected coming from SN

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Photo of Cooldill
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really, really nice this one. Much more on the nose than one would expect from a German Pilsner. Definetaly some American hop influence on the nose. The appearance is standard, nice and amber and perfectly clear. Light half finger soapy head quickly gives way to soapy remnants and light lacing. Taste is great... bready sweetness throughout, some light yeasty flavor present. Hops are near perfect for me, if not this style. Again, more American influence than German, slight astringent bitterness with lemon zest undertones. Mouthfeel is tops for this style- prickly carbonation, not too flat nor too effervescent. I'd take the later- nothing is worse than a flat out of the bottle Pilsner, this is not one of them.

I wouldn't call this the most authentic German Pilsner, but it stands by itself and isn't afraid to cross the boundaries to create a marvelous tasting yet refreshing beer. I will be buying again!

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Photo of baklo
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear straw colored pour with a small white head. Grainy aroma with yeast and wheat standing out. Clean and crisp taste that has a nice balance of grains and mildly bitter hops. Light bodied and moderately carbonated. Finishes crisp and dry with a lingering grain flavor.

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Photo of Tone
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, slight sweet malt, earthiness, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, yeast, and slight earthiness. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body, but the blend favors the earthiness.

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Photo of Celtics17
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid refreshing pilsner. Easy to drink.

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Photo of flixjones303
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Clean grainy aroma with hints of noble hops. Moderate bitterness with a slight mineral quality. Solid pils.

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Photo of dertyd
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSlem
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bfrickz
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hollywoodaubie86
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rangerred
4.64/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +9.5%

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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,573 ratings
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