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Popcorn Pilsner | Sun King Brewing Company

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Popcorn PilsnerPopcorn Pilsner

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and light (not too light or watery) with an earthy hops finish. There's a hint of corny DMS, but this beer is brewed with popcorn after all. A fine summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Pop 18th May 2015, so it goes.

Bright dark brass yellow body and crystal clear with a minimal amount of rising carbonation. Head is very soapy but manages some good three fingers of froth and sudsy creation, and even manage a bit of a thick bubbled collar too with and concave indentation.

Mild nose for an aroma, a bit of grass hop bent with a little bit of spice. Not much malt character coming off of this or classic density, but some light airy crisp qualities might be coming. Not clean but also somewhat thick sensing but not easy to pinpoint. Doesn't hint of butter interestingly.

Palate matches alright on taste. A good first taste hits well, clean and full rich mouthfeel but relatively basic and solid. Palate doesn't have much malt character to it and almost comes to slight adjunct sweetness but not much. Hop hinting angle on the nose is lost on the palate with a real simple finish, mild grains and relatively tame.

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but it comes off as more of just a real basic muted lager with nothing really that unique about it. Decent, but also forgettable, but better than a lot of other things out there for sure.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Unique pilsner...really enjoyed it. Creamy buttery feel to it. Awesome brew.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.25

Good summer beer. Fun to drink good looking can gets lots of looks.

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4.57/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an unusual beer. and very unique at best. Poured into my pint glass. Golden color appeared not much head. The taste of lightly salted butter popcorn filled my mouth and very addicting to that matter. The Pilsner taste was not existant as the popcorn taste over powered. One of a kind beer and worth trying

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3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up my first growler from Sun King. Had to try this when I heard they brewed with so much popcorn in this beer.

A- Poured clear and light golden in color. Big fluffly white head that left lots of lacing down the glass.

S- Nice crisp hop smell. Gives off a lighter beer smell. Very slight popcorn smell.

T- Light hop flavor, with a small amount of spice to it. The popcorn taste isn't there like I was expecting. Dry finish to it.

M- Light body with lots of carbonation.

D- Good pilsner with a good idea behind it. Still a very easy to drink beer. Would rather go with a Sun King year round beer next time. Good idea though trying popcorn.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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