Equinox Pilsner | Northshire Brewery

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Northshire Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the great mountain this Classic Czech style pilsner is bold and crisp. Served best ice cold in a deep pilsner glass, this pilsner is breathtaking. Pours straw yellow and clear, has floral notes and a very easy finish.

Added by OtherShoe2 on 08-15-2010

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 36
Photo of puboflyons
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can with no noticeable canning or expiration date. Sampled on November 24, 2016.

It pours a golden yellow with a lot of bubble carbonation leading up to a modest white head. PIlseners are supposed to look like this.

Pleasant German toasted bread and biscuit character n the aroma and a feint grassy hop note.

Light to medium body.

The taste is sweet and bready, which is what I expect in the style, and a clean and mildly dry grassy finish. Pilseners are pretty straight forward and Northshire does a nice job with it.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a half-finger of white head. The head is gone as soon as the pour was finished. Some minimal lacing.

The aroma brings plenty of sweet bread, with a wet, grassy note from the noble hops.

The taste follows the nose. Sweet, grainy bread, followed by the noble hops. There's some faint banana and spice on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall, a good all-around pils. It does absolutely nothing new for the style but it's still a solid, refreshing beer.

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not as crisp or clean-grained-tasting as I'd hoped - a somewhat mediocre entry into the genre. Fair enough with some grub, but not something I'd recommend to an aficionado.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Splash, Burlington, VT.

Poured a bright straw hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured round pilsner malts and a vibrant noble hop.

The taste consisted of crisp yet soft bready malts highlighted by a green leafy noble hop spice.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a very well made pilsner.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very clear yellow with a fluffy two finger head. Nose is crisp and fresh with a bit of sulfur.

Taste is very light and sharp with a decent but light hop bite. Pilsner malt balances it well. It's a decent beer.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brilliantly clear without much foam; the small head fades quickly. Smell is sweet malt and restrained German hops. Taste is more of the same, a nice hop flavor that is overshadowed by sweet malt. Light and refreshing but finishes a little too sweet. Overall, nice and easy-drinking but needs a smidgen more hop character to balance things out.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received a pint of medium gold, clear brew with a slight white fizzy head and no true lacing. Good clarity, some rising bubbles.

Light malt and some herbal leafy hop notes. Nothing in your face.

Nice crisp light malt. Some bitter grain husk, some moderate hop bitterness, with light bread sweetness and a clean crisp finish.

Lighter bodied, decently carbonated. Just right.

Overall, a big surprise. Found his on tap at a wedding and was recommended by the barkeep. Adequate intensity of flavors, with the just right malt-bitter ratio. Liked it quite a bit. A nice solid version of the style.

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Equinox Pilsner from Northshire Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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