FOAM Pilsner
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #240
Ranked #21,197
3.79 | pDev: 12.66%
Jan 21, 2022
Sep 09, 2011
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated by ddiddy from Maryland

4.9/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Great tasting pilsner
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 20, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by wtpbod from New York

Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 06, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by BenjaGrif from Iowa

Jun 20, 2019
Rated: 3.64 by SpaethJam from New York

Jan 03, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the 2018 Decatur Beer Fest.
Pours with a clear golden body topped with a decent white head. Excellent clarity.
Mild, mainly hoppy aroma.
The well balanced flavor is mildly bitter and has a good blend of hops and malts.
Medium-light body with medium carbonation.
Oct 20, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by tcorbs88 from California

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by probert from New York

Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by Antc2382 from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On-tap 12/29/2016 @ Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

My face had just been Split Open and Melted by Phish after a dark, haunting, and downright fantastic end to their first set and I needed to pee badly. I raced down to the MSG corridor towards the men's room, when I caught something out of the corner of my eye; a FOAM Pilsner tap handle! Yes!

Enjoyed during the set break from a plastic cup, it had your classic pilsner appearance: pale gold in color and clear with a frothy white head. Grassy noble hop aroma (or maybe that was just coming from the crowd?) with bready malts to back it up. Nice balance in the flavor that pretty much nailed the profile of a German pilsner. Medium-light bodied, quenching and fortifying.

This was the perfect pick-me-up for Set 2. My friend Andy and I shared the last few sips as Mike's bass pounded out the opening notes to Down With Disease, and we were on our way to a great rest of the night.
Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by SurrenderToTheFlow95 from New York

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by HeadyRebekah from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2016
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Rated by Sheaffer315 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Excellent, malty, German style Pilsner.
Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by KWolf from New York

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice clear straw color. Faint hop aroma. Starts nice and light with medium carbo ation. Finishes with that perfect noble hop bite, slightly bitter and aa weebit resinous pine.
Perfect specimen of Pilsener.
Oct 04, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by logicalparadox from New York

Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by brother_rebus from Maine

Aug 27, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by caahare from West Virginia

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by Chris7482 from Illinois

Aug 22, 2015
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 13, 2015
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Reviewed by Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Comes out of the tap a somewhat hazy solar yellow with a decent ivory head. Aroma is not strong, but invites a taste with its malty and subtly fruity tones. Flavor is largely malty with a subtle undertone of pear, crisp and refreshing if not complex. Mouthfeel has OK texture and fizz, seems about average for a pils. Fair to middlin’ and leaning towards middlin’. Pils fans should like it.
Apr 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by Moose90 from Washington

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Agentveba from North Carolina

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by robear from Wisconsin

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by guyute13 from New Jersey

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by PorterThwarter from Maryland

Nov 22, 2014
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden straw yellow, very clear, no haze. There's a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells typically Pilsner-like, a bit corny, with some sweet malt, and a bit of grassy hops. Not overly distinctive, but it nails what I expect for a pilsner.

This tastes relatively the same, slightly sweet, with a snap of grassy hops providing a quick bite towards a smooth, grainy finish. There's a slight floral aspect to the hops, too. There's some slightly doughy malt flavors, as well.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp, but slightly oily mouthfeel, which is weird. There's a medium amount of carbonation. It's very drinkable.

This wasn't the best American made pilsner I've had, but it still hit the spot even on a cold day.
Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Nov 11, 2014
Rated: 3.68 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by KevinGordon from North Carolina

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Papa_Lafayette from California

Oct 21, 2014
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Reviewed by SpasmWaiter from Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.5%
Im reviewing this based on a VERY VERY VERY hazy morning after Halloween in Indio at "8" in '09...Chugged three of these with a few donuts and then went back to that ridiculous 24 hour kickball game...Its was a pilsner...It slaked my thirst...I was very very very very high...A good time was had by all
Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by Gregwa from Massachusetts

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Oct 11, 2014
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Reviewed by seedyone from New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
10/30/13 Sierra Nevada Murican Pils is what this was called at the Tap takeover at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

My first impression on the nose was oregano...yeah, I know...WTF? Thankfully that soon dissipated & what I got was very slight spiciness & a nice smooth finish. Well balanced hops. All in all a good beer.
Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by BrewCaveDweller from Nebraska

Sep 12, 2014
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