Mermaid Pilsner
Coney Island Brewing Company

Mermaid PilsnerMermaid Pilsner
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From:
Coney Island Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #404
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #26,552
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 12.53%
Ratings:
395
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 03, 2022
Added:
Jun 27, 2009
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  97
SCORE
81
Good
Mermaid PilsnerMermaid Pilsner
Notes: 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.
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Photo of maddogruss
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by maddogruss from New Jersey

A: pours a straw yellow body with a minor, white head with minimal lacing and retention.
S: malty notes with hints of lemongrass
T: lemony, malt notes with a subtle, toffee finish
M: light bodied and a little thin.
O: Ok beer, but nothing overly impressive.

Apr 03, 2022
Photo of Spike
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Spike from England

On tap at Puffy’s Tavern, Tribeca, NYC. Low carbonation, honeyed American lager with a smooth, slick mouthfeel. Good-looking, easy-drinking and fun. Not a great pilsner, in my opinion, but a perfect beach boardwalk beer.

Mar 31, 2022
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by AccipiterofBeer from New York

Best by Feb (next month) but found in the cooler. Poured into a shaker.

L: 3.25. Moderate haze with ample carbonation and a lingering head. I like clarity in my pilsners.
S: 3.75. Not getting off notes, Spicy, floral hops.
T: 3.5. Might be some degradation but far from a drain pour. Very floral. Nice bite of hop bitterness. Hint of lemongrass.
F: 3.25 Medium mouthfeel. A bit heavy for a pils.
O: 3.5. Not a bad pilsner, though I think this one was on its way out and a fresh one would score higher.

Jan 26, 2022
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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by elgringorumbero

The best US Pilsner. Big body for a Pilsner with unusual hoppy bitterness but not overwhelming — just enough to let you know this is a new world Pilsner from Brooklyn. A unique and special Pilsner indeed.

Jan 07, 2022
 
3.44 by jeschaefer from Texas on Nov 02, 2021
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance - The beer is served a clear golden color with a one head finger of white foam. The head fades fast, but leaves a persistent head of white foam on the top of the brew.
Smell - The aroma is light overall, with smells of grain and bread. Along with these smells comes notes of caramel and herb.
Taste - The taste begins with a grainy and lightly sweetened caramel taste. As the taste advances, flavors of a light herb and earth hop taste come to the tongue. Toward the end a bit of hay and citrus sweetness comes to the tongue leaving one with a nice clean, slightly sweeter, but pleasent taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is moderate. Overall nice and easy.
Overall -. A nice easy drinking pilsner.

Oct 01, 2021
 
3.73 by socon67 from New York on May 15, 2021
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2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by REVZEB from Illinois

Crystal clear golden body, light carbonation and a white bubble cap. Rye, corn sweetness in the malt, pale grains and lemon in the nose, verging toward macro but hope is there. In the taste hope is extinguished with perpetual darkness: awful lemon dusting solution flavor with the floral hops, grains and malts are watery, sickly sweet, and pale macro, together is just an awful combination. Feel is watery, grainy, bright, and again has the bloated macro grain and malt mouthfeel. Even if this was an american pilsner I would still find it to be lacking, drain pour

Apr 08, 2021
 
3.56 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Aug 26, 2020
Photo of wildman69
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by wildman69 from New York

Decent hoppy lager

Jun 21, 2020
Photo of PathofChaos
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Look:
Pours an unapologetically bold yellow with plenty of bubbles that form a snowy white head. Displays stringy lacing with alarmingly short retention. Not bad, all told. But the best thing about appearances with this beer is the art on the can. Sex appeal without outright lewdness. Skillful color contrast evidenced by the cool-spectrumed fair skin and her sea-green hair of the mermaid, outlined by deep red. The mermaid's tattoo includes every color on the can, increasing how well she matches the whole image. Coney Island, if you're reading this: give your artists a raise and fire your brew master.

Bouquet:
Nothing special going on here. Smells like beer. No rye malts, no fruits, no anything that was promised on the box.

Taste:
See the above section but replace the word "smell" with "taste". No notable failures but no noteworthy praises either. Utterly milquetoast.

Feel:
Fun? It's got some prickly bubbles, light-bodied, and is abundantly drinkable.

Overall:
Like the artwork, the beer itself is completely inoffensive. But unlike the artwork, it has no vibrance, no allure, and no originality.

Jan 15, 2020
 
3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida on Dec 06, 2019
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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ProNR from Florida

Nothing special. Good smooth beer.

Aug 31, 2019
 
3.79 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Aug 15, 2019
 
3.63 by tpeters from Michigan on Aug 14, 2019
Photo of Mrbob558
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Mrbob558 from New York

This was a smooth, mild Pilesner. The bitterness I find in many Pilsners was not found here. As other reviewers have said, it was fine, nothing special.

Jul 17, 2019
 
3.88 by IPAFireman from Tennessee on May 24, 2019
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at 3 Needs

May 07, 2019
 
3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Apr 21, 2019
 
3.89 by geektastically from New York on Mar 17, 2019
 
3 by prisdefer from New York on Feb 18, 2019
Photo of Samlover55
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Samlover55 from New York

12oz bottle into perfect pint
Bb March 2019
Pours a clear gold with thin white head and good retention
Toasted grain, orange, floral notes
Taste follows nose with robust toasted grain notes, followed by fruity orange jam, and the expected floral finish
The feel is medium bodied, crisp and creamy
Overall this us an enjoyable brew, that has a seemingly strong malt backbone for a Pils, and seemingly strong fruit/orange flavor

Feb 03, 2019
 
3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Dec 07, 2018
 
3.5 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Nov 16, 2018
Photo of mothmanscott
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 10/20/12: Pours an orange honey color producing 2.5 fingers of moderately lasting, beige head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is biscuit malt, some lemon, grass and honey. Taste is pale and biscuit malt in a grass, floral and citrus hop background. Spicy, dry and nicely bitter.

Nov 12, 2018
 
3.97 by ezcohen from New York on Sep 01, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jfagella from New York

I enjoyed this one. Served very cold on a rooftop bar in NYC and it was very refreshing. Definitely an easy going drink, didn't have an excessive amount of alcohol/hoppiness/other flavors. I could have a bunch of these.. I just wish it was a little more interesting.

Jul 18, 2018
 
3.9 by husky20 from Massachusetts on Jul 16, 2018
 
3.54 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Jul 01, 2018
 
3.57 by monk2021 from Texas on Jun 28, 2018
 
3.91 by edthehead from New York on Jun 09, 2018
 
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on May 07, 2018
 
3.91 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on Apr 29, 2018
 
3.7 by JohnBradSC from South Carolina on Apr 23, 2018
 
3.74 by cd34 from Illinois on Apr 07, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Joedonlon13 from New Jersey

Golden body with a thick white head, easy drinking with a classic hop break at the end, a little spicy.

Mar 13, 2018
Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by safaricook from Netherlands

Nicely hopped Pilsener using American citric hops

Mar 06, 2018
 
3.52 by Toynk from Illinois on Feb 18, 2018
Photo of moodenba
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by moodenba from New York

Bottle of Mermaid pilsner consumed in early February, 2018, 1 month after drink-by date. This Boston Beer brew was gently cooled, then poured into a pint glass. The beer is pale, with a fairly thin head. Most of the characteristics of this beer are not subtle, but that's not all bad. It has a mild beery aroma. The taste is fairly good, emphasizing the bitter hoppines that persists in the aftertaste. The malt is barely perceptible, but contributes to my enjoyment; this is not as bone-dry as many of the competing pilsners . I think this is a better than average beer, but not the taste treat I was looking for.

Feb 07, 2018
 
3.9 by Keananmichael5 from California on Jan 13, 2018
Mermaid Pilsner from Coney Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 395 ratings