Pilsner
Double Nickel Brewing Company

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From:
Double Nickel Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #386
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,273
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 12.53%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
53
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 07, 2024
Added:
Oct 30, 2015
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
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Rated: 3.54 by bgillespie from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2024
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Reviewed by Cholla from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A very clean and crisp Pilsner. Very smooth and easy drinking. Light and refreshing. It has a little bit of hops at the end of each sip. A very well balanced beer. I recommend it. Cheers!
Jan 04, 2024
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The episode begins with a serving in a clear pint glass. It was drawn from a tap and it was a lovely pour. Light amber in color and as nearly translucent as most Pilsners, this one also carries a nice almost half-inch white head. Typical Pilsner malt and hopping are there to smell, but it's low keyed. Tasting, the first word that comes to mind is soft. It's soft on the palate, softly malty and softly bitter. This is a style that the best bring those attributes. Maybe a little more bite and/or nut-like character would improve this, an already good Pilsner. One complaint would be the lack of layered taste sensations. Other than that, this exemplifies its category very nicely. By the way, the glass lacing is incredible.
Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can.

Great pour for an American-brewed pils: clear, dark yellow with a bone-white and retentive head.

Aroma is a little ester-y and fruit-heavy, but still crisp and appetizing.

Flavor is fine, but not really to style. Fruity grain up front, surprisingly spicy and bitter hops in the middle, and then nodes of lemon and some malt bitterness on the back end and finish. Again, not bad, but far too messy for the style.
Jun 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland

Dec 03, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Canned 9/21/21, so pretty old at 8 months.

L---Bright, light gold color. Clear. Medium white head faded slowly and left good lacing. Lots of effervescence bubbling up from the bottom of the glass.

S---Lemon, grains, ever so slightly spicy hops.

T---Follows the nose. Not as crisp or clean as expected from a pilsner.

F---Medium bodied and well carbonated. Again, lacks crispness.

O---Good, not great.
May 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A pilsner with a strong lemon and cucumber taste - not quite for me...

It wasn't undrinkable by any means, on the contrary, this hits the spot on any hot FL day. But...the lemon and cucumber, for me, was just unappealing. This is not to say you shouldn't try it, you should, but I will be trying to give away the few others I have in stock...
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw, head is bright white and presents 1 finger thick, then dissipates to a solid top, leaves some whispy lacing.

Smell is subdued but some pilsner malt and sharp earthy, grassy hops are noted.

Taste is more substantial - pilsner malt with bread/biscuit flavor backed by spicy German noble hops with earthy, grass, and zesty bite.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate/strong bitterness.

Overall a nice pilsner style brew with a sharper bite in mouthfeel, this does subdue some with warming and/or palate softening.
Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Double Nickel's main focus is delivering European brewing styles. But they really are more of an interpretation than a representation. Like their other efforts, this Pilsner is just a little off. Nice golden pour with a fluffy head. Passes the eye test. And although the the list of ingredients is all European (except for the corn flakes(?) malt), the hops are too dominant, leaving the rich Pilsner malt taste a bit too much in the background. The result has too much bite, and a somewhat unpleasant biscuit quality.
Dec 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by Thomasfdwyer from New Jersey

Nov 24, 2020
 
Rated: 3.62 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Sep 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by Bryguy092 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned on 2/28/2020. Poured into a pilsner glass. It pours a hazy, grassy lemon color with slight greenish hues, and a large, fluffy, bright white cap and abundant soapy lacing. It's effervescent with countless tiny bubbles ascending the glass. The nose features lemon peel, toasted white bread, and malts with subtle spicy floral notes. The taste opens with a nice balance of tart lemon, slightly sweet cracker and malt, and spicy, slightly bitter hops. It's crisp, lite, and quite well-balanced. The mouth feel is pleasing with a lively level of carbonation. For the style, the 5.6% ABV gives it good substance. Overall, Double Nickel brews a solid pilsner. It's balanced, flavorful, and substantial. Double Nickel does a nice job with its core offerings.
May 30, 2020
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Reviewed by jonphisher from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Can’t believe I never tried this beer sooner. It’s a very good representation of the style. Bright in color not super clear unfortunately so it loses points for appearance but that’s about all it looses for.

Super crisp, little sweet and has the lingering grassy bitterness that I love in German pils. That combined with the sweetness remind me of lemonade and fresh cut grass in the summer. Will definitely buy this beer more often now that I’ve tried it.
Apr 21, 2020
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Reviewed by graysonslamsbrews from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

L: Fairly yellow and not totally clear. Decent, soapy head. Laces my glass. Carbonation looks tame.
S: Light grains and malt sweetness. Fairly pronounced for a pilsner.
T: Dry with medium bitterness, lemon fruit hop tones and a funky, skunk aftertaste. Floral hops and cereal grains.
F: Feels light, as is consistent with the style. Definitely could drink a lot of them. Carbonation is brighter than originally implied.

It's a nice beer, but doesn't the taste doesn't quite hit for me.
Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Aroma is slight fruit and a mix of earthy and mildly sweet grains/malts. The flavor is fruit/berries, grains/malts and a German hop/lager yeast finish.
Dec 22, 2019
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