Pilsner | Steamworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
steamworks.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-15-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.33/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OsoRojo
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lewnanny
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice rich yellow color SRM around 2. The taste have a bitterness of 30, and have a nice touch in mouth.

The 500 ml can have a nice decoration and is attractive.

I will drink this beer again for sure.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

awesome bottle, this is a cool beer, maybe a little older than it should ideally be, but i still really liked the one i had. thanks to a recent windfall of cool beers, i was lucky enough to have one with the hockey game last night. its a robust example of the style, more hoppy than most, and with the slightest haze to it in the glass that makes it look a little different than the masses. good tall white head though, and a floral hoppy nose that i like a lot. its well yeasty for the style too, on the edge of being one of the main flavor agents in this beer, bready and traditional, but with a slight tang to it, a dried citrus brightness maybe, really neat with the base malt. it makes the feel awesome too, bigger and frothier, almost milky, but then still clean like a pilsener should be on the back end. its a trip through the style i havent taken before. i wonder how much its changed with a little age on it, is it just going stale in a really flattering way, or is it different to begin with. no date that i can see on the bottle, so its hard to know. overall though this was really enjoyable, a nice mix of really refreshing and drinkable but also really hearty and satisfying. beer drinkers session beer right here.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml Can. Pours to a generous white head and clear gold color. Aroma is a textbook Czech pils with spicy Saaz hops in the nose and clean sweet malts. Flavor is spot on and the leafy hoppiness lingers. Exemplary North American rendition of the style.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This Pilsner comes out of Vancouver and from a 500 milliliter can. On to the beer:

Sparkling light golden straw-colored, topped with over an inch of foamy white head. Very good retention on the top. The aroma is modest; light fruitiness along with hay and grass, typical Pilsner aromas. Regarding the flavor, it has a yeasty fruitiness to it with accents of hey, overall tasting quite yeasty for a pilsner. It's a light medium body beer with pleasing crispness and easy drinkability.

This Vancouver-based pilsner is as solid as a rock. Made for drinking after a hard day at work.

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Photo of Tomais
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured in a 330ml stange glass
~ 5 months before sell-by date
This is a lovely beer. With some reservations, it's approaching my favourite pils ideal.

L: Looks like a pils: pale yellow; big head, but that fades very quickly with almost no lacing.

S: I'm going to have to get another bottle for the smell -- I *can* smell, I just find it hard to pin down the details ... can smell citrusy hops, and a lovely full bitterness which doesnt come through very much in the taste.

M: I didnt pour it agressively enough initially, and there was far too much carbonation. There was a bit left in the bottle so I poured from a bit of a height -- the head overspilled the glass, and then I felt the beer was a bit flat. Oddly it felt much better after leaving it stand a minute.
This is a very light beer, really easy to drink -- there is a hint of oiliness to it, but nothing off-putting about that.

T: Taste is hops, citrus: a little lemony, with a nice amount of orange/marmalade/peel. The rest just carries this through (there's no other strong characteristics) yet it does it so nicely. There is some bitterness in the middle and towards the finish, but it fades out. There's not much going on in the finish, and the after-taste is a little empty which is disappointing.

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Photo of Ondray
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dedbeer
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is bread and lemon zest. Nice.
The taste is mildly malty sweet, mild bitter end. Good balance.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
A nice pils.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LannahC
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iamstevetay
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cobratrooper
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of headlessparrot
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the tall-boy can a clear straw gold capped by a finger or so of loose white head that recedes quickly to a couple islands but leaves some lacing. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is a crisp hop snap, lots of grassy, hay notes. Some biscuity, crackery malt. Slightly pepper. A touch vegetal. Slight hints of fruitiness, maybe apples? Taste is clean, bright. Well-balanced. Biscuit, cracker, hay and grass. Slight resin? Light body, perfect carbonation.

Arguably the best pilsner made by a Canadian brewery (Check yourself, Steam Whistle). Not exceedingly complex, but absolutely nails the style, and is a delight to drink--crisp, clean, super refreshing.

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Photo of lucky_rodent
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Guden
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfreeze
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pilsner from Steamworks Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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