Skyscraper | Tin Mill Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tin Mill Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available year round, Skyscraper is a premium German style pilsner with a mild malt flavor and a clean crisp finish. Made with all barley and no rice or corn, Skyscraper beer is cold lagered for nearly 6 weeks.

Added by MTNboy on 08-13-2008

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by bort11:
Photo of bort11
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. Fluffy white head stands a little over an inch. As the head recedes a chunky ring sticks to the edge of the glass, but not much below that. Color has a slight haze but is clear for the most part. Color is a light straw yellow.

Smell is a light presence. It shifts back and forth between a dry graininess and a grassy hops. There are some mild mineral elements in the nose. Taste is more grassy up front but then finishes out with a crackery grain.

Mouthfeel is very soft, which helps the drinkability. Either the water is naturally soft in Hermann, MO, or a lot of gypsum was added to soften the water. It is a little chalky, but not gritty. Not a bad thing. Solid pilsener style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hooliganlife
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours slightly hazy yellow with a light white head. light retention.

light malt scents with a faint hop scent

nice malty biscuit flavor up front followed by a nice bitter hop flavor that lingers though the finish

a good bite to it, helps enhance the flavor. makes this feel kind of full

a decent pilsner all around and a great summer beer. nothing really to set it apart from other pilsners but very solid and very easy and relaxing to drink.

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Photo of markcp
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of beige head. Average lacing & head retention

S; Breadyness, grainyness & fruittyness, no real presence of hops, a hint of diacetyl as well

T: Bready sweetness, flinty hops a touch of pear & apple as well up front. I start getting some soapy hops as this warms & a touch of grainyness, then apple & pear juice & ever so slight lemony hops & dryness. Finishes fairly crisp & too sweet, with some grainy notes

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation & balances alright,

Drinks easy enough, but out of whack for a pils, too sweet & fruitty, hops need to assert themselves more

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Photo of Dave412
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Drank this one a while back, never added the review...
Taken from my notes.

A. Very light yellow color, thin foam, no retention.
S. Very little on the nose.
T. Tastes is there, flavor is better and more present than it looks and smells. Leaves me looking for a little more though. Decent mouthfeel.
D. As I said, was looking for a little more in terms of flavor. Overall its rather drinkable and would enjoy a couple of these on a summer or warm fall evening.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It was nice hot day when I was Hermann and this beer hit the spot it is a very refreshing Pils style. The lady who was tending bar said that it was new and that eventhough they already had a another pilsner that this one was made to be a little lighter.

Appearance- It has a great gold colored body full of lots of small bubbles. It has just a little bit of head and lace.

Smell- A noticeably grassy aroma.

Taste- Crisp and grainy/gassy with a mildly bitter kick.

Mouthfeel- Thin but just right and there is a bit of carbonation bur but not much.

Drinkability- Refreshing and light a good summer day beer.

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Photo of Cresant
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. No date. There was a mild chill haze in the golden-yellow body. The head was crisp white which faded to a cap and ring.

Smell was a pleasant grainy aroma, slight lemony notes.

Taste was crisp and tart. Light vegetal character. There was a significant bitter aftertaste, drying finish. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel was zippy, sharp, and crisp. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear light yellow with a healthy head of white.

Aroma is grainy with lighter hoppy floral notes.

The taste is much like the aroma. Grain along with sweet floral hops, a hint of spice, and green grapes. Finishes clean.

Lighter bodied, crisp and clean, and moderately carbonated.

A nice example of a German pilsner from an area brewer. Very drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of ejk99
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soju6
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, light golden color with a decent head and some lacing.

S: Mild sweetness backed by fresh grain.

T: Has a mild sweetness with a bit of lemon flavor. Also a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Nice balance.

O: This seemed to hit the spot. An easy drinker. Not bad for the style. Well worth a try.

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Photo of Tone
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pale yellow. 1/2 inch head with slight lacing and slight retention. Smells of some malt ans strongly of lager. Fits the style. Has a crisp mouth feel with high carbonation. The high carbonation lowers the drinkability a lot. Tastes of earthy malt in lager. There is a decently strong body and overall, not a bad example, but the carbonation is too high for my taste.

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Photo of Suds
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My wife and I picked this beer up from the brewery. It is a hazy straw color with a scant head and some effervescence. The aroma is moderately malty with a bit of off flavor (acidity and cardboard). But, the taste is lager-like, with a clean finish and some underlying malt. Medium in body. Quality control could really help this beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, extremely pale, light yellow color with a small, rocky, white head. It left some soapy trails of lace on the sides of the pint glass.

S - It smelled of corn and grains. There was a slight caramel malt aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet corn and grains. It a little bitter hop kick.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A light bodied lager.

D - This is an okay lager. It would certainly be a nice option on a hot summer day in Hermann.

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Photo of Rdstarr
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stephens101
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow-orange with an unrestrained and ceaseless rush of bubbles that keeps the thick white head immortal. A bit of lemon and sweet malt to the nose. Nondescript. Orange and lemon on the tongue with banana, sugar, spice, a sliver of meringue, and a welcomed bitter bite at the end. Light and almost creamy going down, but not enough to inhibit the downing of a few over the course of an evening. If this was a Stout or an IPA it would be two grades higher on style alone. Fuck that. Dig This.

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Photo of birchstick
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear yellow with a massive head

S - smells grainy and malty with a touch of lemon and a touch of grass

T - taste follows the nose. A nice malty, grainy pilsner, true to style. There is a light lemon flavor as well. This is a nice clean, crisp pilsner.

M - full body with a lot of carbonation...nice

D - this is a pretty decent pilsner. Very true to the style, easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of Vancer
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-hazy golden yellow, big ol' white head pops up and dies in a few minutes, leaving sticky laces in the Corsendonk tulip.

Husky grain in the aroma and the taste, even a bit of euro skunk mixed into the bag. Some grassy notes and hints of the infamous corn. Crisp and clean finish. An OK beer, but not one that I would pick up again.

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light straw color with a small quickly dissipating mostly white head. Smells only of sweet German malts and noble hops. First sip is light, clean and refreshing like a good Pils should be. Great balance here. Very drinkable and on the money for the style.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a GTOTMW Tasting glass.

A- Big bubbly white 3 finger head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing on the side, well carbonated, light clear golden yellow color.
S- Bready malt, grassy earthy notes, slight lemon zest, slight hops, really mellow.
T- Lemon zest, bready malt, some graininess, peppery spice, slight honey flavor, slight sweetness, really refreshing.
M- Small mouth feel, well carbonated, clean crisp finish.
O- Refreshing pilsner, nothing special or unique, it’s enjoyable but nothing I would revisit again.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you n8dietz for picking up this beer I would have otherwise never heard of.

The color is a nice golden hay with some light amber . Very nice bubbling that rise to a two finger head after the pour. The foam quickly recdes to a thin ring and then nothing.

Dry toasted malt grain with a little chalk and some pelletized hop grass aromas. The malt and grass are both a bit thin, but still noticeable.

Good carbonation tingling the front of my palate. Then some dry toasted malt grains. The hops area a little earthy and dry thanks to some gypsum flavors. The finish is a little chaulky but still well carbonated.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of clegolfski
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = Large off white effervescent head. High carbonation heads to it evaporating to a skim quickly. Clear light golden color.

S = Sweet smell with some sharpness, but its really hard to pick up on aroma because it is so subtle.

T = Lot of malt for a pilsner. Sweet more than crisp with the hop profile evident only on the back end. Taste has some staying power but its just a little off. It's not bad but its not great. One of their better offerings though.

M = The mouthfeel is pretty full for a pilsner and it has a a fairly dry finish.

D = Good but the sweetness hurts the drink-ability.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, pale hay-hued body with a small, bubbly, white head.

Smell: Faintly sweetish pilsner malt nose with some mild floral and spice hop notes.

Taste: Light pale malts, slightly grainy, and with a light sweetness. Tiny hint of lemon. Floral hop character with a mild bitterness. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp with a small bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine pilsener to combat the Missouri heat (provided Missouri even gets much heat). Though, if you're in a bind as to reach for their other pilsener or the Skyscraper, I'll lend my recommendation to the latter.

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Skyscraper from Tin Mill Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 25 ratings