Nooner Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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1,604 Ratings
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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:
#17,965
Reviews:
359
Ratings:
1,604
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,604 |  Reviews: 359
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

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

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

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

Photo of BeerBobber
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -0.3%
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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Nooner Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,604 ratings