Arcus Pilsner
Driftwood Brewery

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Driftwood Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
German Pilsner
Ranked #200
Ranked #15,909
3.92 | pDev: 10.2%
Feb 12, 2023
Jun 06, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: O, Draw your feathered flame, line up your mark, let golden arrows trace with brightest daylight our earthy dome, and chase away the nightly darkness. Now loose your fetchings! Fire! Release your spark! From higher still, let rays now take their flight! That we may gaze upon your golden grace, SHINE BRIGHTLY ARCUS!
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Rated by wildvanisle from Canada (BC)

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Not a big fan. Smells and looks pretty good but it tastes of bitter hay. More hoppy than I would expect from a pilsner. Maybe just not my thing.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 3.65 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Henryt

3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Overall Driftwood have made a very drinkable Pilsner. As compared to a more traditional Pilsner this feels light and thin, not quite as much middle/body/weight. One of the plus points I'd highlight regarding this brew is that many Pilsner's brewed on the West Coast tend toward being hop-forward, this does not.
With it's sunny Golden hue Arcus is a little misleading, as its closer to a Pilsner than I expected.
Dec 03, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Nov 15, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
650ml bottle - I didn't really even notice what was on the label until I read the marketing screed on the side - more old-school hunting porn.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves some random splattered and sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, burnt sulfur, white pepper dust, and some edgy leafy, grassy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, matchsticks, rainbow peppercorns, and more earthy, grassy, and dried hay-like hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-coddling frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, just a touch of hoppy bitterness lounging around, looking for trouble where there is none. It finishes trending dry, and nicely crisp, with more than a touch of lingering hops.

Overall, this is certainly a well-made Pils, and I suppose that it does lean towards the German camp (that still sounds unsettling, eh?), with perhaps a hint of West Coast hop indulgence taking place here. Easy to drink, refreshing, and a pleasant enough brew for another sunny and warm Alberta summer day.
Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Driftwood Brewery 'Arcus Pilsner' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is a clear gold from bottle to glass with a medium white head leaving a streaky lace along the pilsner glass
S-noble German hops
T-clean & crisp
MF-nice carbonation , medium body
Ov-good pilsner ,
prost LampertLand
Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4.59 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Derek from Canada (BC)

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear yellow, big head, nice lace.

Big grassy, floral peppery hip aroma, hints of sourdough bread.

Hop forward flav, light sourdough, good bitterness.

Light to moderate body is smooth, with a crisp finish.
Jun 10, 2017
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