Pilsner | Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

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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
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by RedDiamond:
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4.76/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As with the Vienna, Chuckanut's Pilsner shows flawless clarity, this time in sunny yellow with a smart cap of gleaming white lather. The body is ideally effervescent as it sweeps past the gullet. Striated lace forms easily as the beer drops down the glass.

This pilsner's taste is everything it should be. It is dry, spicy enough to garner distinction, yet still clean enough to finish with perfect refreshment value. The aroma is of vague cereal grain.

Pilsners don't always get the love they deserve in the craft beer world and that's too bad. They're neither the malt monsters nor hop bombs that often attract more attention. But this pilsner earns high marks for its perfect body and visual expression, its exceptional refinement, and complete ease of consumption.

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Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of JMS1512
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, collins pub

appearance: shaker pint, bright and clear golden-copper body, active white foam with light retention

smell: grassy hops, lemon rind, pepper, grains, honey

taste: a solid pilsner that could be in strong rotation come summer time - grassy noble hops, lemon rind, honey, toasted grains, a little peppery bite. nice stuff

mouthfeel: relatively high carbonation, light bodied and easy drinking

overall: a well-done pilsner...somewhat of an anomaly in the region

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Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbmiche
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreeBear
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danielr26
2.59/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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 jimcorson
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Irish12
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of abrodsky
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 510a
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mletten
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of John_M
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewery the other day.

The beer pours a light gold color with good head retention and lacing. The beer has a very pilsner-like nose, with honey, biscuit dough and light pepper. This smells quite nice. The flavor profile in this beer is terrific, and tends to replicate the nose. There is a surprising amount of flavor in this beer, and it finishes with an excellent crisp, bitter finish. The beer is quite light, crisp and refreshing, and drinkability is superb.

No surprise at all that this beer showed well at the recent GABF. This is terrific stuff.

Update from 4/13. Sampled again recently at E9. I was curious to see if the beer had changed much since I had it at the brewery some years back, as Chuckanut has gone through several brewers since then. Happily, the beer was every bit as delicious at E9 in Tacoma as it was at the brewery. This beer is so easy to drink, it's hard not to just drink it right down at a sitting over the course of a few minutes. My pint was gone before I knew it. Just an altogether excellent pils.

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Photo of LouZ
3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
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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Pilsner from Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
3.99 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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