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Pilsner | Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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3.94/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Washington, United States
chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 08-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,214
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
74
pDev:
12.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of LloydDobler
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckornmannn
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Transparent yellow. Not much head retention, but perfect amount of carbonation. Very aromatic. Biscuit up front with a pretty hoppy finish. Crisp. This is a really well done pilsner; I'm not sure I've had a better one.

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Photo of Noooddle
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not usually a pilsner fan, but this beer could change my mind.

It looks great, served in a pilsner glass at the brewery. It's light yellow, with a white head and foamy lacing. There are continuous bubbles.

The aroma is grassy. The taste is lightly spicy, light biscuits, and mild hop bitterness.

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Photo of nickfl
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ivar's Salmon House. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a light to medium, slightly hazy golden amber with a thin white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of smooth grainy biscuit malt, light grassy hops; lightly spicy and aromatic, smells nice. Flavor is rich biscuit malt, lightly grassy and floral continental hops, hint of spiciness and lemon. Medium bodied with a light creaminess. I've been away from pilsners for a while, leaning towards the hops flavors in IPAs, but this pilsner, with pleasant spicy and floral hops and malt could win me back. I've not had a fresh German style pilsner in decades, but this was a lot more flavorful than continental bottles that travel slowly to market here. This seems a bit more malty than I'd expect, but that is exactly what I like in the style. The malt and hops were well integrated and flavorful, far richer than I'd expect from the ABV. Another fine brewery from this area that I'm long overdue to sample. Look forward to trying their other styles.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My parents grabbed me a growler of this while they were in Bellingham. Drank this about a week later out of my SIren's pint glass.

Pours clear light golden. Vigorous pour yields an average snow-white head, which recedes quickly. No lacing throughout the session.

Sweet cereal grains on the nose. Slight grassyness.

Palate mimicks the nose. Sweet with a earthy hop bitterness. Crispy, malty grains. Well balanced flavors around.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. Dry, light bodied, crisp finish with nice lingering hop bitterness.

Overall this is one fantastic pilsner, especially from an American brewer. A lot of pilsners can suffer badly from too much DMS, or too much corn, but this one is brewed incredibly well.

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Photo of Danielr26
2.59/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of abrodsky
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TreeBear
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this at the brewery, but this review is from a 500 ml bottle purchased at the brewery into a pokal

a: clear (but not crystal clear) pale gold with a big 3 finger billowy head that subsides after a couple minutes
s: a little light sweet floral grassiness, some grainy sweetness as well...nice fairly delicate nose
t&m: here is where this shines. I kind of have to pay attention because it doesn't really demand my attention, but once you do...good stuff. Like their Helles, this is extremely clean and crisp. Starts off light floral and crackery, then by the middle it is a lot more substantial, with some grainy breadiness and some grassy hops and the beginning of a little twang. By the end, there is some nice gentle bitterness that creeps in and lingers a bit. Despite being very crisp with some good bitterness, there isn't any snap.

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Photo of Pocker
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Got this at Nikki's in Bellingham, WA. Was a decent, light color. Smelled good, but the smoothness and taste was what surprised me. Usually a beer that light in color tends to taste watery. Not this beer.

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Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatsajessica
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Moose90
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LouZ
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not a style I drink, but pilsner fans would enjoy this. Looks, smells, and tastes as advertised.

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Photo of 510a
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cky163
2.08/5  rDev -47.2%

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Pilsner from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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