Scrag Mountain Pils
Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #7
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
88
Ranked #8,475
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6.75%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
119
From:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
 
Vermont, United States
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Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Scrag Mountain Pils was inspired by the traditional Czech Pilsner style. Our house lager is a tribute to the source of Waitsfield’s town water and the aquifer deep beneath Scrag Mountain.
Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 119 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by musicsherlock:
Photo of musicsherlock
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Pint Glass

Clear straw, thin white head that dissipates rapidly
Smells of feint biscuits, bare hint of lemon
Tastes of more biscuits, slightly sweet but dry finish
Feels fuller than expected, coats the tongue, good carbonation
Refreshing on this 90+ deg day

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jwale73
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz. can served in my Lawson's willibecker. Canned 12/7/18. Pours a beautiful translucent orange with a fizzy, tight white head. Absolutely stunning in the glass. Nose expresses grassy notes and a kiss of noble hops. Pleasant and clean. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a hint of lemon. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation and a clean finish. Overall, amazing quaffable - wish this was a shelfie.

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Photo of brureview
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An unusual approach to a Pilsner.

Light cloudy lemon color in a Pilsner Glass with a 2F head.

A strong pine aroma, some fruit- unlike any aroma in Pilsner I have tasted.

There is no deep malt aroma in this pils. Totally different aroma profile.

The better water quality locally makes for a spring water like taste.

Light semi-dry MF.

Piney, fruity taste. Dry, lightly hoppy finish.

I prefer a more traditional approach, German, Czech, Jacks Abby, Notch.
However, this is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Joesapp
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that left a short layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of Marigold flowers and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of floral hops with notes of grassy hops and hints of underlying bready malts. There also seem to be some notes of mineral water.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pilsener was very easy to drink. I found the aromas and flavors of floral hops to be rather unique.

Serving type: can

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AElfwine_Nerevar
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsouza
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lic217
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned 04-11-19

L-The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a 3 finger bright white head. The head recedes to a thin film leaving patches of white lace in it's wake. Head retention is very good.
S-The nose is exactly what you'd expect from a pilsener. Classic pilsener malt with that beautiful grassy/herbal hop character.
T-The nose translates exactly here with the malt leading with a just slightly sweet intro fading to a lingering grassy hop finish. Bitterness is on the lighter side of medium.
F-Mouthfeel overall is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is likewise on the lighter side of medium after the initial pour. The finish is slightly dry inviting the next sip.
O- This is a really well done domestic Czech pilsener. This will be a summer staple in my fridge for the dog days of summer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Amendm
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderate pour from a 12-oz. can yields a finger a fizzy white froth with lots of large bubbles and below average retention, small sliding spots of lace. Clear golden straw with a few large rising bubbles, bright yellow gold in sunlight. Light smell of pilsener and toasted malt, faint fresh herbal hops, baking bread and a little apple and citrus. These item are bolder during the semi-sweet and mildly bitter taste. Orange juice and peel stand out from the citrus as bread is replaced by toasted cracker. The finish is quick, clean and crisp, just a lightly bitter after taste. Medium body, a hair below average carbonation, soft and smooth with hidden alcohol. The head could have been richer yet true to style overall. Canned on 07/02/19.

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Photo of jlindros
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Draft at horseshoe
Nice creamy dense head, medium retention good lacing, clear honey pilsner color

Nose big cereal grain, grainy sweet pilsner malt, light DMS corn, light fruity esters, floral herbal hops

Taste big cereal grainy sweet malt, sweet blond soft malt, fair pilsner, light corn DMS, nice fruity floral noble hops, little grassy, touch of minerality, drier finish, crisp clean

Mouth is med to lighter bod, medium lighter carb

Overall pretty solid pilsner, definitely not a Czech style, some German style but even that isn't quite hoppy enough, enjoyable beer though

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brad007
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Canned 6/20/19. Sweet, baked bread with a touch of hops. Tasty, chill, a quencher on a hot day. Ultra clean finish, better than anything you'll find in a tall can. Well worth the $10.99/6pack I paid for it. It hits all the right notes. Reminds me that I still need to go to the brewery.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can dated 5/13/19 into the test glass
A - Excellent clarity, allows for the viewing of tireless carbonation in action. A loose knit white froth is quick to exit. All this occurring on a straw yellow canvas.
S - A bit of fresh cut grass and lemon verbena, ride atop a fine thread of pilsner malts.
T - A narrow group of semi sweet grain, some cracker, a touch of herbal hops (Herzbrucker maybe).
M - Lite and crisp, excellent balance, with a tight dry finish
O - A very good offering from a talented brewer, excellent feel and flavors.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out a perfectly clear shade of gold. It forms a pinky worth of bone white crown that settles in to a thin mist capping the beer. 4.5

The nose brings sweet grains, honey, dry grass, corn and biscuits. 4.5

The taste carries a honey covered cracker or biscuit presence with prominence and slight grass and corn in the background. 4.5

The mouthfeel is dry, crisp and refreshing. The sweetness that comes through makes this feel thick for a Pilsner, which I don’t mind. 4.5

It’s somewhat sweet, but the hops are greatly in balance. This being my first from Lawson’s I would’ve expected (since they’re a NE brewery & brew mainly IPAs) that they would’ve went a route that ended up being too hoppy. But it’s kept greatly traditional and very well done. 4.5

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Photo of Ben1313
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skibum211
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MilaMila
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Engine Room. Pours a translucent yellow gold with an inch of head. Aromas of sweet malts, cereal, grassy hops and hay. The taste is the grassy hops, sweet malts and hay. Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation. A nice mix of grassy/floral notes and an overall slight sweetness to it.

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Photo of Shy5
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ajlvt
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scrag Mountain Pils from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 119 ratings