Captain James Jack Pilsner | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Captain James Jack PilsnerCaptain James Jack Pilsner
BA SCORE
3.83/5
151 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
Ranking:
#13,727
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
151
pDev:
13.32%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Volsdawg10
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThreeJs
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbalint1
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedWeizen83
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good Pilsner.

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Photo of Justglkn
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bawaddell
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of blivingston1985
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden hay in color. Nice tight eggshell white head. Lovely texture. Pure and clean. Mouthfeel borders on envloping. Finish is nearly perfect. Damn fine pilesner as far as I can tell. Must try if visiting North Carolina. World class in my book.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-08-27 at the brewery on tap

A - Mostly clear straw yellow with a 1 finger white head and nice lace.

S - Rising bread, lemon and floral

T - Quite bready. Lemon. Moderate bitterness. Earthy spice. Tasty.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Soft indeed.

O - A very nice Pils.

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Photo of parma_sean
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of conoraugustine
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of louiebianchi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders123
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served via keg at a Wingate, NC wedding reception. Pretty, deep color, and more lacing than I'd expect given the smallish head. Smell very muted, and I could appreciate some hoppiness in the flavor for the style, but there's something off here. A little sour, even. Not something I'd pursue again.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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 kjmass
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
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 mbfolk
3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GlassOfHops
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw in color. Light grassy/bready nose. Clean and light with the desired smooth yet crisp mouthfeel. Diggin it though I think its a little light for my taste, which may be more traditional, but I'd prefer a Prima Pils.

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Captain James Jack Pilsner from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 151 ratings
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