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: Year-round

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
Ranking:
#38,434
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
356
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Houlihans in Parsippany, NJ.

Deep gold color and clear with a small white head. Subdued bready malts and grassy hops in the nose. A bit of spice added into the mix upon first sip, likely from the addition of rye malt in the mashbill. Medium-light bodied and a little sweet in the finish for a pils. Clean profile nonetheless. A very basic pilsner with no outstanding qualities that is light years away from its German counterparts. Easy drinking and refreshing enough though.

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Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this on draft at the Yankee tavern in the Bronx and I have since bought a six. Nice crisp pilsner with interesting mix of hops and malts.

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

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gerred
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch white head that dissipates fairly quickly to a cap and leaves lots of lacing. Smells of grains, yeast and a mild citrus hop presence. Tastes of bread, grains, sweet malts, light pepper spice quality, grapefruit and floral notes. Light bodied, finishes slightly bitter, well carbonated with a slightly dry mouth feel.

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev +7%
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 -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
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 -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bankboy66
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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 +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
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 +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CTHomer
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
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 -7.8%
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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Mermaid Pilsner from Coney Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 356 ratings
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