Equinox Pilsner | Northshire Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northshire Brewery
Vermont, United States
northshirebrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vermont tap house, Williston, VT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a soft clear yellow color with a nice transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. Bar pour’s head. The smell had some sweet semi-corn-like malts up front. Light bubble gum, some breadiness. The taste was mainly the same with a sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat light on the body with a nice sessionability as it should be. Overall, good for what it is, definitely leans towards the German side of the pilseners not the Czech.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
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 -1.7%
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 Lostbeering
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep yellow-gold clear czech pilsner. I really liked the smooth, light, crisp. clean taste.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gonzo000
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cooker_stp
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of calmstock
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZDSmith87
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
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 founddrama
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Malty and crisp like a pils should be. A little cloying maybe? Quite clear. Not as carbonated as if expect.

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Photo of Sheepdog6
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rog_03
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MDDMD
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MrDarcy
3.16/5  rDev -12%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ivyman
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Heavy-G
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Equinox Pilsner from Northshire Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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