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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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mschind
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Loose foamy head with no retention or lacing. Clear light gold color.

S- Grainy malt with a hint of grassy hops.

T- Nice balance of malt sweetness and bitterness. Clean and crisp.

M- This may be where the Imperial label comes in. More body than a regular Pilsner without the aggressive carbonation. Rich and smooth.

O- A good Pilsner. A little more hop complexity would take it to another level.

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of GeckoPunk
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer last night, but didn't have time to do a full review.
(Going off my memory for an abridged review)

A - Golden yelow, small bubbles, 1 finger white head
S - Subtle tones of hops and a light malt body
T - Tastes just like a pilsner should taste...
M - Crisp and smooth
O - Overall, this makes an awesome Summer beer. I had 2 of these within 15 minutes as they were extremely easy to drink and were extremely light and delicate on the palate. Great beer for a Barbeque or when it's hot outside and you need something refreshing. This is more of a July beer than a September beer (from where I'm at - CT).

Would certainly drink again, but not at this time of the year.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lambic glass.

Body is the color of pale, filtered apple juice. Clean and clear. Carbonation. Head was about 1/3 of the glass and has dissipated, leaving a ring and moderate lacing.

Aroma is fruity hops, more than just citrus. A better nose than mine would help. Also some grain. Not overly strong.

Taste is a good German pilsner. Just enough sweetness, malt and some hops.

Mouthfeel is good. Sweetness does not coat your mouth, leaving a clean palate.

Overall a very good beer. It is a step beyond most pilsners, but not quite an imperial. The labeling is my only issue with this one. I would buy another, but supply is very limited.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheCrowsNest
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant and golden with a medium sized white head. Apples, pears, grapefruit, very fruit aroma. Sweetness is balanced by a very clean bitterness and accentuated by more hop fruit in the flavor profile. Lager yeast characteristics are present and very clean. Great hop flavor achieved through dry hopping. Mouthfeel starts off creamy but finishes with a fantastic dryness.

At 5.6% ABV I don’t really agree with calling this an Imperial Pilsner, but this would make a great session beer on a hot day.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of motorhed
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Surly pint glass.

A - Pours traditional pilsner color, light gold, perfect clarity with bubbles from the bottom. At the pour, it was perfect, about 2 fingers of head at the top of the glass that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing on the glass as it goes down.

S - Skunky comes out up front followed by sweetness, biscuit, and grassy hops in the back. Interesting mix of smells...similar to a Helles lager to me...

T - Like this beer a lot. Very easy drinking. Sweetness up front, biscuit, and grassy hop flavors. Delicious.

M - Light-medium bodies with medium carbonation levels and a clean, crisp finish. Very refreshing and a nice dry finish.

O - Really liked this beer and was surprised i liked it as much as i did. Well done! Will drink again for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of busterwhite
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow/gold with a thin head and not much lacing.

Smells of malt and yeast with a hint of spiciness from the hops.

Taste follows the nose, malt up front with a bit off hop spiciness on the slightly dry finish.

Mouthfeel a little on the thin side of medium but fuller than a normal pilsner.Carbonation is a little prickly and on the high side, but not out of norm for the style.

Overall a tasty pilsner, a little hoppier than most. Highly drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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