Captain James Jack Pilsner | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
147 Ratings
Captain James Jack PilsnerCaptain James Jack Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Summer - Captain James Jack Pilsner - OMB developed this smooth, refreshing pilsner beer as our salute to the spirit, courage and resolve of Captain Jack and the members of the Mecklenburg Convention (see www.May20thSociety.org for more information). A classic northern German "Pils", this straw-colored lager is smooth, with a subtle yet assertive hoppiness that doesn't overwhelm your palate or the beer's malt backbone. A perfect summer refresher.

Added by CBlack85 on 05-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
13.52%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 40
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewery. Single finger head with nice retention and lots if lacing. Clear golden. Aroma is mostly malt, light hops and touch of citrus but is overall meager. Flavor is mostly malt and grain up front with a nice noble hop character in the finish. Not getting the citrus u picked up in the aroma. Light body and high carbonation. Semi dry. Overall a nice fairy aggressive pilsner. Lighter than Sam Adams noble pils but probably more drinkable too.

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Photo of nmann08
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Carolina Beer Company, Charlotte Airport Terminal D

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin bright white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderae aromas of bready and cracker malts are present in the nose along with faint hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a bit malty and a little sweet. The cracker malts stand out in particular. Hints of yeast and spices are present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice pilsner. The cracker malts make it unique when compared to the bready malt flavors that dominate the style.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw color that is capped by a modest pearly white head; squiggles of lacing

Smell: Bready, but slightly sweet; grassy tones throughout

Taste: Bready and biscuity in the malts with just a bit of lingering sweetness; the grassy hops add balance but are a notch weaker than the malts

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Though I bought my bottle recently I now see it was brewed back in November; a fresher one might have a better hop profile; still, quite good

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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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

On tap at the brewery. Served in a Pils glass. Pour a clear gold, with a sudsy bright-white cap that leaves back a healthy amount of rich lacing down the sides. Smells fresh, leafy and spicy, with a zesty citrus presence that is mostly lemon. The taste has a tight and zesty citric bitterness that zips the tongue. An equally tight malt backbone works with that citrus, giving this tanginess across the back. Spice lingers in the finish. The feel is medium and lively in the mouth with a fair amount of sharpness to the carbonation. I think that the hoppiness of this style of Pils holds back the overall drinkability of this for me a bit but there is no doubt that this is extremely well made for what it is. Another very solid beer here from the OMB.

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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint hints of straw yellow. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a half finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready and cracker malts with light aromas of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready and cracker malts with some light to moderate amounts of sweetness, almost like from a corn adjunct. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of floral hops and just a hint of spicy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean and crisp.

O: A nice example of a classic pilsner - another very good German beer from Olde Mecklenburg as I have come to expect. Very enjoyable and easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Definitely one to grab again, especially in the warm summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12oz bottle pours a clear straw yellow color with a white head that is quick to fade.

The smell is bready with grain, quite sweet and fresh. A hint of fruity alcohol/yeast ester is also present.

The taste is much the same with cereal-like grains with a mild mineral and carbonic bite that has a lasting clean grassy bitterness. A touch of fruitiness is present as it warms up.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. A fine summertime beverage you could toss back effortlessly.

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

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a pilsner glass, the beer is a bright, pale, crystal clear, golden-yellow coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy, white head. Nose of floral hops and toasted grains, remaining subtle throughout. Flavors of toast, honey, and floral hops on a crisp, tight body. The aftertaste is subtle berry sweetness and toast. Clean, crisp finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. 8/6/13 bottling date.

Pours a crisp light golden color with a nice inch and half white head. Refreshing, crisp, smooth aroma with a touch of lemon zest and malts. Taste is true to style with a good amount of sweet citrus mixed with bready malts and noble hops. Lemon grass, floral. Refreshing. Just a real easy drinking pils. Light bodied, mild carbonation.

OMB never disappoints and this is no exception. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of n2185
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: pilsner and crstal malts on the nose with sweet bread and biscuit aromas. Slight piny hop aromas well.

T: pilsner malts with sweet breads and biscuity flavors. Piny hop flavors bring up a clean finish.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, crisp, and refreshing.

O: a good pilsner overall. Clean, tasty, and refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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