Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner)

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 02-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear crisp gold color with bright white head. Skunky earthy hops on the nose, some cereal grain. Big full carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet pale malted grain on the tip of the tongue rolls through to the hop profile which tries to balance things out but grainy buttery sweetness lingers.

The only thing imperial about this is the malt body, other than that hops are standard and abv is even a bit detectable at the measly 5 something abv.

Alright, but not worthy of the name or a second try.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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2.57/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Acquired as part of a Sierra Nevada beer camp variety 12 pack at the cap n cork in Los Feliz for $19.99 total. Reviewed live. Expectations are below average; the brewery is meh and many beers in the style are underwhelming.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm a bit. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige colour head. Thin and of bad retention. Little lacing. No real cream. Body colour is a predictable transparent pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. So far so bad.

Sm: Overly hopped for the style; floral character abound. Bland straw barley grains. Hints of butterscotch. Clean malts. A mild to average strength aroma.

T: Overdone floral hopping, with even some bitterness creeping in on the climax. Clean bland malts throughout. Straw and barley lend it no body. Bland, boring, poorly executed. Not at all subtle or complex. Why brew this?

Mf: Dry on the finish, destroying the balance. Smooth and wet for the first two acts. Thin and pathetic. Light presence on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but bland and boring. Little flavour. A crappy brew all around. Another disappointment from Sierra Nevada. I enjoyed the other beers in this variety pack far more.

Low C-

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2.63/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy, floral hop aroma with resinous pine notes followed by light fruit and a pale malt backbone. Slightly spicy hop presence with straw and straw as well as some apple, bread and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a spicy hop bite up front that's countered by light fruit sweetness, bready yeast and pale malts. Sweeter than expected with a slight metallic presence and a surprising boozy flavor. Some earthy bitterness but it's cut mid palate by sweet fruit, biscuit, pilsnef malt and alcohol. Starts off okay but there's a really unpleasant flavor lingering in the finish that I can't quite put my finger on.

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2.66/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I grabbed a mixed 6 pack for ticking purposes... This seemed like a worthy tick (at least compared to the interminable dross the shelves held).

Bottle into dimpled mug.

What makes me think of spruce? Floral and spicy hops are quite prominent, and perhaps a touch of mint that reminds me of tea in a strange way...
Very very mild bitterness. Just a light touch of sweetness up front. Little boozy bite in the aftertaste.

Looks good: golden yellow body with a fizzy 2 finger head.

Decent feel, good carbonation level, little oily hop residue lingers.

Overall- looks and feels pretty good... Smells and tastes a little odd. I wouldn't buy this again.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A beer from the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp!

Pours out a bright yellow, with a lot of carbonation and a finger of fluffy, white head.

The aroma is slightly piney with malt and yeast.

The taste is a clean malt build up front and that compliments the piney hops with slight citrus notes even though they're subtle. A decent amount of yeast on the backend and a slight dryness.

The mouthfeel is crisp and the body is light. It's pretty refreshing.

Definitely not the worst Pilsner I have tried, but not the greatest either. Decent for a one-off brew.

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Sticke Pilsner - Beer Camp #43 (Best Of Beer Camp: Imperial Pilsner) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 432 ratings