High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner") | Mammoth Brewing Company

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High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")
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High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")

Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
aka Mammoth Golden Trout Pilsner

Golden Trout Pilsner: Crisp and refreshing as a high Sierra stream, High Country Pilsner/ Golden Trout Pilsner combines a light malty body with a floral hop finish. Pilsner malt, Vienna malt, and noble hops make this a beer of exceptional flavor.

Added by ChainGangGuy on 03-23-2008

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 22
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3.09/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mig100
2.35/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Amazing looking and good feel, but just not even on the level of macro pilseners.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
4.75/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was one of my favorites during my first tasting session here. So i came back and kept coming back. Really love it here.

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Photo of Tbaughman26
2/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Brohal
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of B_B
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of the_encinitan
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of vma
1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of irthesteve
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Sarmartay
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Wow. The Bro's straight doing this like a 50/50 bar. Raul ain't pumped, but it's not like he's going to take one bite and throw his Popsicle on the ground for the sun to eat the rest.

Raul drank it and he'd have another; but he won't tap a keg of it for his gramama's birthday.


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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a slight orange tinge. White, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma consists of grain, with touches of honey, caramel and a floral hop character.

Taste - Moderate notes of grain and honey upfront while hops come across lightly, as floral with a minor grassy bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with moderate, somewhat lively carbonation. Nice crispness. Goes down easy.

Overall - A fair to good pilsner. Flavors are there, but don't necessarily hit the mark quite where they should. I don't know that I'd buy it again, but I have no problem with drinking this, and on a hot summer day, who knows? Without better options, I'd give this another swing.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kmt314
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mammoth probably has a stronger presence in my area than many here, so I've tried their beers on more than one occasion as the better alternative or to mix it up some. In most cases I'm pleased, though never wowed.

I feel like the Bros' review of this one is a bit harsh. While the Golden Trout Pilsener isn't by any means phenominal, it's a quietly tasty offering that's easy to take down by the mug on a casual summer night. There's a solid head with retention per usual, smooth mouthfeel with a little brothiness on the tongue it seems and a very mild hop character. I'd like the beer to be more crisp though.

I also get the feeling from reading these other reviews that it's not very good out of the can or bottle. I've only had this one on tap and it's been alright.

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High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner") from Mammoth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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