Mermaid Pilsner | Coney Island Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coney Island Brewing Company
New York, United States
coneyislandbeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mermaid Pilsner is a light-bodied, crisp-drinking, nicely hopped lager. A heavy-handed addition of rye malt adds a mild spiciness, which is balanced by a light, fruity, floral hop aroma.

Added by Nickls on 06-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
346
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
86
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on draft at the brewery.

A- Golden body. Creamy white head. Medium ring leaves spotty sheets.

S- Grainy and clean ferment. Spicy and herbal Euro hops. Tiny bit of pear pale fruits. Crackery pils grains.

T- Hoppier here by margins, seems like a tiny bit of tropical hint to it with the Euro spicy herbal hops. Very bready and crackery pale grains. Citrus too like lemon oil.

MF- Creamy and fluffy consistency. Medium high level of carbonation. Zesty and crisp feel. Light bitter ending.

Clean well fermented Pils with mostly Euro hops but a hint of American too.

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Photo of njbusa
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden with a small head and fizzy appearance. The smell is grainy and moderately spicy. The flavor is pretty mild but with some nice bitterness and a refreshing finish. Light bodied and nicely carbonated.

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Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Medium gold color and 1-2 finger head. Light to medium fizz has a malty sweetness to it....almost fruity but not citrus. The smell is hoppier than the taste. The finish is weird....Pilsner base but the whole fruity hop thing just makes this something of a hodgepodge. Don't think I'll go back to it

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Photo of Srecko
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On-draught at the brewpub.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Jonterman
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: a little restrained, but still nice; bready, grassy, grainy;

T: a little DMS; otherwise, follows the nose; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated;

O: easy drinking, but not very interesting;

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap 12/11/2016 at Stevie D’s Tavern in East Providence, RI, 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 is faint but contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, grain and a thin malt character. Then some malt sweetness quickly follows. The hops presence is very mild and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and a little smooth but a bit watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, there are definitely a lot of better choices than this beer within the style.

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Photo of Hodgson
4.71/5  rDev +29%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is really good, perhaps the best U.S.-brewed lager I've had. The taste profile is just right, with a creamy yeast background and fresh, appetizing malt and hop taste.

Superior to the bigger brother Sam Adams Lager IMO.

This may end by replacing the latter as the go-to craft lager of America.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Currito Cantina, Terminal A, Newark.
Pale gold under tight white. 4
Dim saltines. 3.5
Sweet flaky pastry matls, a hint of apricot, touch of flowers, then grass and spice and a tight bitter end. Opens into grapefruit. 4
Crisp, light, clean. 4


Pretty much what an IPL should be: sturdy malts, Cascade bite, snappy. Spice is rye, which is intriguing but ultimately doesn’t make much impact. Just a shame that the nose never shows up. 4

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frykid
2.9/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a bubbly golden yellow with a two finger, satin white head. No lacing. Modestest head retention.

Smell: Quite hoppy for the style (But I like it). Theres a dank, musky, tropical hop aroma upfront, reminiscent of grapefruit and wet pine needles. Dry notes of floral pilsner malt in the background.

Taste: Tropical, juicy and hoppy. Dank notes of grapefruit and musky pine resin upfront. Sweet notes of caramel, vanilla beans, orange juice and biscuits midpalate, almost like an orange creamsicle flavor. Finish is sweet and malty with more notes of caramel and vanilla, even some notes of coconut. Not really dry or bitter enough on the finish like a classic German Pilsener.

Feel: Very light. Modest carbonation. Easily drinkable. Sweet and slightly dry.

Overall Comments: Not too shabby, actually quite good. This beer doesn't necessarily have any flaws or negative attributes, but if you gave this to me blind I would never be able to tell this was a german pilsener, it tastes like an east coast IPA. If you're looking for a more classic, drier and more authentic take on the German Pilsener style, stay away from this, but if you are just looking for an easy drinking, nicely hopped and tropical beer this one is a winner if you can get it fresh.

A pale ale masquerading around as a German Pilsener, but what the hell, It's a great beer. Would purchase again.

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4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooseo
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Mermaid Pilsner from Coney Island Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 346 ratings.
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