Double Nickel Brewing Company

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Double Nickel Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #389
Ranked #25,273
3.64 | pDev: 12.09%
Yesterday at 02:09 AM
Oct 30, 2015
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Rated: 3.25 by trickynicky from Maryland

Yesterday at 02:09 AM
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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%
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 +8.8%
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 -13.5%
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 +8.2%
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 +13.7%
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 -8.8%
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 +11%
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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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, code 07/15/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: yellow liquid, slight hazy jade glow; attractive but exploded-build, rocky, sponge of white foam, slow to crumble... random islands of jagged lace

S: fragrant aromas, but rather mellow intensity; lemon-pepper coming through strongest... odd yeast(?) tone on the pour, seems to fade away

T: acidic, lemony hop spice at the fore; tapered dry, layered (lightly-soapy) floral hop finish atop restrained lightly-doughy malt; lovely spicy, pungent citrus bitterness keeps humming long through the aftertaste... again, fantastic dryness

F: beautifully silky texture; faint booze glow lingering, artificially enhanced/inflamed by the ripping bitterness... satisfies the senses; a fulfilling approach, enlivening departure

O: rather hopped to the hilt, and its very nice, wasn't anticipating that - elements in common with Prima Pils, for sure... I will remember this one; after having had their Vienna lager a few times and never coming close to enjoying it, this was a welcome turn; glad to support this local (1493)
Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 3.14 by Stevedore from Oregon

Jun 21, 2019
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Reviewed by DavidD3 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from can into a shaker pint. Not a totally clear pilsner. Straw, golden color with decent head retention. Fair amount of aroma wafting from the beer. I don't love the lemon-y malt flavor coming through in the middle; it sort of mars the rest of the beer for me. As another reviewer noted, the finish doesn't end cleanly and instead leaves an unpleasant aftertaste that isn't indicative of the actual flavor. Overall, not a bad beer but not one I would seek out again.
May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can. Pours golden with long lasting foamy white head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops, some lemon and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops and biscuit malt. Finish is long and dry. Great session brew.
Nov 05, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.1 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

May 26, 2018
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Reviewed by TigerSoul from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
But of course, a lowly pilsner gets an overall "Good" rating here on the hop-hammer and flavor-bomb worshipping headquarters of the beer reviewing world. Subtlety is dead however ignorance is alive and well. Most of you don't acknowledge the fact that it is more difficult to make a fine pilsner than it is to make a double-fisted, 10% abv IPA. Anyone can open up another, and another, bag of hops and throw 'em into the cooker. Heck, I could do it, for that matter. I could also recommend Double Nickel Pilsner to anyone looking for an honest, clean and refreshing classic that drinks well on its own and also pairs up well with lighter foods. Another characteristic I use in determining the worth of a pilsner is its 'staying power' in the glass (or bottle). If it stands up in taste and body from start to finish, as things settle in and the beer warms up, it's a winner. Double Nickel's version is a winner.
Apr 17, 2018
Rated: 3.67 by Gerred from Missouri

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by JC333 from New York

Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by feuematt from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light yellow colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is floral hops and sweet nectar. Overall a good beer that I think people should try at least once.
Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 3.82 by rab53 from Washington

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 18, 2017
Rated: 3.34 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 3.01 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by Lambdon from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

May 19, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Starts better than it finishes....I love think it's a little harsh on the back end. A little on the fizzy side. Smells like German Pilsner but tastes more on the Czech side. Not a bad effort but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 3.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2017
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

2.09/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Clear bubbly golden in body topped by a white frothy head. Aroma of honey cereal, diacetyl, and some floral and grass. Tastes of cereal grains, some grass, diacetyl, pine. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Jan 28, 2017
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Reviewed by JMUbrewz from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Nice pils. I thought this was DN's best offering after trying 8 or so of their beers. Crisp, refreshing, and just enough bite. Very enjoyable Pilsner.
Dec 27, 2016
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