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FOAM Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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 JizackFH on 09-09-2011

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 145
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Photo of Kendo
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from teh growler into a pilsner glass. Body is clear yellow, with plenty of bubbles rising nicely to reinforce a 1-finger bright white head.

S: Some bread dough and cereal grains provide the malt profile, while the hops provide a bit of grassiness, some generic fruitiness and mild lemony citrus.

T: Cereal grains up front with a touch of sweetness. Herbal, grassy and modestly lemony citrus hops provide bitterness that balances it out. Lingering crisp bitterness. Reminds me in that way of Sixpoint's "The Crisp." Lighter in flavors than many of the PA pilsners I usually drink (e.g. Victory, Troegs, etc.).

M: Light-to-medium in heft (on the lighter side of the scale). Carbonation is finely prickly, but active (I got some up my nose by accident, an interesting experience).

O: Light, easy-drinking and refreshing - a good summer or lawnmower beer, or one that I'd enjoy drinking at an outdoor music festival in the heat, so the Phish tie-in is appropriate.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Cole's. Served initially too cold, its true balance and flavour reveals itself as it warms to room temperature. Light yellow,and lacey, but yet spot on and so drinkable. Very good dinkability. Very good malting that adds to the mild but significant bitterness.

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Photo of hyoung41
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Chris7482
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Genx
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of phishinNYC
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of tzieser
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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