Pescadero Pilsner | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by xlperro on 08-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 9/6/2015 at Natty Greene’s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, grain, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain, lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices within the style.

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Being labelled a pils it does not taste like one. It tastes good for a sort of pale ale with the overly tippy flavor and aroma but has the slight spice of a pils. However, I rated to style and it does not taste well as a Czech pils.

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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.

Clear yellow-gold with a very good, semi-durable white head. Very good lacing

Feel: medium body; High-medium carbonation.

Smell: Nice mix of hops that dominate the malts, but there is a detectable brady malt base.

Taste: appropriate for style, although it has a lightfruitiness from, I guess, American hops.

O: a worthy American version of the style.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Ballast Point Linda Vista 11/11/09. Part of the "Hapy Hump Day" event during San Diego Beer Week. The board had this listed as 6.4% ABV, not the posted 4.6%, as I did not add this to the database.

Pours a crystal clear gold, with a small covering of brite-white foamy head. Retains with a lighter frothy look, leaving a smattering of lacing behind. The aroma is fairly even smelling, with the sweeter accents from the bready malts helping balance the fresh flowers, citrus, and spice of the hops. This might be lacking a bit of robustness but otherwise, this is fine.

The taste starts with tight Pils malt, before a smack of lemony citrus and some moderately spicy Czech hop character blow in. The initial bitter bite of this is actually about light-medium feeling, as far as hop attacks go, but man does this linger strongly. Spice just sticks in the mouth and hangs in there for a good bit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp easiness to the feel that belies it's higher alcohol content.

Decent little Czech Pils here, that while maybe lacking some bite to the bitterness, still brought the spice in spades to this. A good body and some great overall feel and drinkibility really kept this in the game.

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Pescadero Pilsner from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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