Pilsner Doehnel
Driftwood Brewery

Pilsner DoehnelPilsner Doehnel
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
German Pilsner
3.8 | pDev: 8.42%
May 14, 2016
Jun 09, 2014
Very Good
Pilsner DoehnelPilsner Doehnel
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of headlessparrot
Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
An absolutely delicious beer, but to describe it as a pilsner feels somewhat off--it's too cloudy, too fruity (estery?), has an almost "wheaty" character.

Pours pale gold, but quite cloudy; smell is malt, herbal, leafy, but with a bit of new world citrus/pine. Taste is much the same. Light body, light-ish carbonation. Doesn't really feel like a pilsner, but it is a tremendously tasty, tremendously drinkable lager.
May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by GlendonTT from Canada (AB)

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Jan 21, 2016
Photo of Bunman3
Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Part of my New Year's Eve sampling run, this came on the heels of a nice pale ale. The hazy, bright gold colour and light white head make this a nice looking brew. The taste is full of the crackery goodness I love in this style of beer. The finishing hops are just right and round out a lovely, light, but substantial beer.
Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

Dec 17, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

Nov 30, 2015
Rated: 3 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Nov 22, 2015
Photo of LampertLand
Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Driftwood Brewery 'Pilsner Doehnel' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear yellow/gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the pilsner
S-fresh local malt & hops
T-crisp clean tasting local German pilsner
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer , decent pilsner
prost LampertLand
Nov 22, 2015
Photo of wordemupg
Reviewed by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650ml bomber poured into tulip 3/11/15

A slight chill haze in a golden yellow body, two fingers of soapy foam has great retention slowly falling to a thick film leaving a few random patches

S dry cereal,spicy noble hops, grass, honey, almost smells sweet, sweet bread dough, comes out as it warms

T again the grains are a little sweet but has plenty of noble notes backing it up with some pepper I didn't notice on the nose

M light bodied, bubbles soften it up stopping short of foam, spicy finish

O solid pil that's easy to drink and fairly true to style, has some sweetness too it or I might just be going crazy

Maybe I'd love this stuff in the heat but on this chilly fall evening I think I'd rather have a Fat Tug off the same shelf for the same price
Nov 04, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Oct 15, 2015
Photo of biboergosum
Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
650ml bottle, with one of the more difficult labels to read that I have come across of late - it looks like they used those gold-outlined markers, on a gold background - WTF?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and well-bubbly chalky white head, which leaves some chunky splattered cloud lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy, crackery pale malt, muddled citrus pith, earthy yeast, a prominent petrol astringency, and leafy, herbal, and grassy hops. The taste is bready, lightly doughy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, a further table-top white pepper spiciness, fading gasohol notes, a conversely pepped-up citrus rind bitterness, and more leafy, weedy, and spicy grass hoppiness.

The bubbles are nice and light in their supportive and occasionally playful frothiness, the body a bare medium weight, and sort of smooth, the hops and that estery gasoline thing making a bit of trouble here. It finishes trending dry, the graininess trailing off a tad, while those grassy and herbal hops make a run of it.

A very true to style, robust beer-hall quaffer, I gotta say - lots of old-world flavours abounding. Nice to try such a thing delivered in a brown bottle, made in the same country (a big one, but still), and likely not that long ago. Here's to all my fellow Canadian BAs - Happy Thanksgiving!
Oct 12, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Sep 10, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Mar 04, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by KalanM from Canada (BC)

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 4.53 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Aug 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Rutager
Reviewed by Rutager from Canada (BC)

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Judging (love judging) by the style mainly here. Have not had any pilsners that really stand out in my mind ...though I don't think I've tried many tbh.

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear, lemony-straw with almost 2 fingers of white frothy head. Only a few bands of lace but that probably speaks to the quafability ...fuck I hate that word.

Smell. Citrus (mainly orange and lime zest) and bergemot, A bit of light grainy malt, lightly herbal hops with a very slight floral perfume note. Really nice actually but there's a very slight skunkiness that seems common with the hops.

Taste. Light citrus rinds, slight floral notes and a decent herbal hop bitterness. Just of touch of light graniness. Nice, again.

Mouthfeel. Medium light body, medium carbonation.

Overall. I really enjoyed this one as far as the style goes, can't say the same for most. Would buy again.
Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Derek from Canada (BC)

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Ericbeech_87 from Canada (BC)

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by chickenm from Canada (BC)

Jul 17, 2014
Rated: 3 by findango from Canada (BC)

Jul 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by scameron from Canada (BC)

Jun 25, 2014
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jun 22, 2014
Photo of canucklehead
Reviewed by canucklehead from Canada (BC)

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A full flavoured pils from Driftwood that seems to focus on the locally sourced malt rather than the hops. The hops do come through buy I got a stronger sense of the malt than the hop. Better than most BC pils but still missing the greatness that I am still looking for in a world class lager
Jun 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by seldomseen from Canada (BC)

Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Hoptoria
Reviewed by Hoptoria from Canada (BC)

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pilsner Doehnel- Driftwood's first foray into the land of the Lager. I must begin with the caveat that I pretty much blindly buy anything that Driftwood releases. I don't always love them, but more often than not I do.

5% ABV, poured from a 650ml bomber.

A- Pours a beautiful pale yellow colour: exactly how a pilsner should pour. Thin white head with some retention and lacing.

S- Not much to write home about. Nose is pretty faint, I get some orange-peel, not much else. This is a little unfortunate, but smell isn't exactly how one defines a pilsner.

T- Bready pale malts, lemongrass, and (importantly) good hop presence to balance the excellent malt flavour. Grassy, citrus hops make this beer balanced and super tasty.

M- Love it. Smooth; crisp; medium carbonation, and an ever-so-slightly resinous hop presence on the finish.

O- Pilsners are often gutless, but this one has character along with drinkability. Probably better than the Moon's Pots Pils, Hoyne Pilsner, or even P49 Pound Sterling. I would love if this came in six packs. The only let-down for me was the nose, but that's not a deal breaker where pilsner is concerned. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both outstanding. Maybe I'm a biased reviewer, but this brew is a winner.
Jun 11, 2014
Pilsner Doehnel from Driftwood Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 30 ratings