Project 9 Pils | Fernie Brewing Co.

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Project 9 PilsProject 9 Pils

Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 05-02-2014

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by RJLarse:
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3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a sampler 12-pack purchased at a BC Liquor Store in Fernie. Poured in to a pilsner glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a thin but creamy white head.

Smells a lot like wet grain. Not much fruit of floral scent.

Taste is a lot like the aroma. A cereal flavor with a dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very clean and crisp.

Overall a nice pilsner. I' not much on the style, but it is much better than a typical macro lager.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml can. Apparently this is an ode to Project 9, an extreme bike trail near Fernie.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and tightly foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some sudsy splattered cloud lace around the glass as things duly drop away.

It smells of crisp biscuity, crackery, and bready pale malt, dried lemon rind, a bit of white pepper, and peppy earthy, floral, and grassy hops. The taste is more sturdy grainy malt, the biscuity edge sort of retreating, as the peppery character brings in his black and multicoloured friends to further spice things up, and the hops meet this challenge head-on, in their consistent grassy, earthy, and leafy mien.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, and for the most part innocuous in their quotidian duties, the body a steady medium weight, and actually pretty smooth, what with those pepper and hop yahoos flitting about. It finishes just a touch off-dry, the inherent malt sweetness kind of stumbling around with its head down, and those same hop and spice notes circling for the kill.

A rather tasty and enjoyable full-bodied pilsner, with the robust malt and sassy hops in spades. Add to that a pleasantly complex pepper spiciness, and we are good to go! With the hop schedule employed here, and the actual flavour, it's hard to make the call between the Czech and German styles, so I'm just gonna go with my impression of that whole part of southeastern BC: German.

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Photo of LDuke
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Merlin68
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kobold
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Diluted honey thinly poured over a bushel of wheat. Broken foam mosaic balanced between shattered tiles and dust.

Smell: Gritty wheat and grain interspersed with orange rinds, peanuts and noble hops. Airborne spice circles overhead on wafts of bubblegum.

Taste: Lightly bitter grass gently folds into velvet gloves. A grocery store’s bulk section collage of grains, nuts and assorted musty earth pearls then emerge from the back of the palate. A few flecks of metallic rust return the movement to the dry ground.

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Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BcCraft710
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Ramenman (Bidwell St., Vancouver, BC), 9 oz pour served in an IKEA lowball glass. Clear, pale golden yellow with a brief head of frothy white foam, but a good, lingering cap of foam and streaky lace. Light, bready malt with gently citrus and floral hops. Light body with crisp, effervescent carbonation. Perfectly plain - and perfect to wash down a savoury bowl of chicken X clam ramen.

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Photo of DarrenBrule
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of csmrx7
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poor's straw in color with good clarity, carbunatinf and lacing.

Smell of crushed grains, and lightly bready.

Flavor is similar with some spicy and apple hip flavor.

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitsgrad84
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good Pilsner. Mid carb big fresh finish with an aroma similar to taste
One of the best pilsners out there try this at your convenience and grab a few you’ll want to enjoy one after the other

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Photo of Parmesan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a straw yellow color with a creamy white head and a couple fingers of lacing.

S/T: Baked bread, a nice floral hop presence and a light bitterness.

F: Crisp clean and easy drinking.

O: A very nice pilsner.

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Photo of garthbrennan
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Bready, biscuity malt, Saaz hops, hints of lemon, spice and grass.

Taste - Similar to what is found in the aroma - bready/biscuity malts along with the spice and grassiness of Saaz hops with a faint hint of citrus rind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry finish.

Overall - A sessionable German pilsner with a pleasant spicy hop profile. Definitely an easy drinker for the summer months.

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Photo of Corson
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip 13/6/14

A bright yellow liquid, crystal clear, bubbles of all sizes and speeds feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves a collar of lace

S lots of grassy noble notes, lemon, mineral water, cracker, floral almost to the point of perfume, some sweet grains round things out

T spicy, grassy hops, biscuit, not far from the nose really, hits the style well enough

M has some body to it, soft from the bubbles, crisp but has a grainy finish, no complaints here

O loads of noble hops work well for this one, not a bad example of the style and something I could drink a few of under a hot sun

better then I was expecting from Fernie, respectable beer and much better then most I've had from this brewery, worth a shot for sure

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Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ZachT
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very enjoyable Pilsener from one of my sentimental favourites. I love Fernie and I also love the direction they are going with their beer. I first enjoyed this at the side of a beautiful creek full of cutthroat trout, so I am having trouble being objective. Seriously, this is a great beer. It has a fresh biscuit, lemon and Saaz feeling to it that screams "summertime".

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Project 9 Pils from Fernie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 31 ratings