Saxer's Pilsner | Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company

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Saxer's PilsnerSaxer's Pilsner
Saxer's PilsnerSaxer's Pilsner

Brewed by:
Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company
Oregon, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8
Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light/medium gold color, medium creamy head. A medium bodied pilsner. Rich malts flavor with a very well defined hop signature. A very bold tasting pilsner. Lots of hops and malt flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is dry and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer.

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Photo of marburg
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nearly picture perfect golden color with the dense, spongy, white head. An almost ale-like hop aroma -- shockingly floral, really -- that's very noticeable. Very simple, easy malt flavor with a crisp, quick hop bitterness that's hardly aggressive but is definitely present. Not challenging or complex but well-balanced and nice. I'd drink this again, and I'm not one for pilsners.

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Photo of Gusler
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour a crystal clear golden yellow, the head prosperous in size, spumescent in texture, brilliant white in color, the lace a nice satiny sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is surprisingly hop floral, citrus crisp or lemon like if you prefer, sweet and clean, a real sniffer, start malt laden and sweet, top middling. Finish has a prickly acidity, the hops delightful in their spiciness, dry aftertaste, one of the few lagers/pils, that I would consider at least for me a session beer.

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Photo of fattyre
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear golden yellow with a largish rocky head with lace. It has a nice firm mouthfeel. The smell is mildly cookielike with an overylying but still mild crisp hoppiness. The taste is round clean spicy hoppiness with an herbal finish. Overall rounded yet very mild unassertive pilsner-not bad but not great.

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Photo of Bunnyhop
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear, golden yellow Plsner, with a fairly large, white, rocky head with lace. The smell is herbal with grapefruit tones. The taste is hoppy, followed by a slight sourness and spice, with a bitter finish. The body is firm in my mouth. An okay pilsner.

(source: Beers Across America)

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Photo of tigerpaws
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little dark for a pilsner but not overly so. Not much in the aroma department and pours almost no head. But a very drinkable beer that goes well with any food. The beer novice would enjoy this beer as well as the expert...........CHEERS

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Photo of marc77
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear golden hue indicates ample lagering. The initially thick head settles into a tight layer that leaves respectable lace. A floral, slightly spicy (perhaps Spalt / Hallertauer combination) hop nose is perceived at first and as the beer warms and the hop oils dissipate, mellow malt breadiness and sweetness emerge. Moderate hop bitterness hits the palate upfront, but quickly gives way to mild cracker - like malt and residual sweetness. The light hop flavor is floral and a touch herbal. Lightly bodied, but w/ sufficient residual dextrins to prevent a watery mouthfeel. Finishes w/ sweetness lingering on the tip of the tongue and pleasant basegrain graininess quickly fading. Although not outstanding, this is a well crafted and quaffable pilsner. The apparent use of noble hops other than Saaz was a nice change.

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Photo of Jason
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden in colour with an ample white head. Hoppy floral nose that is extremely dominated by fresh hops.

Clean light malt center top off with a beautiful hoppy floral flavour and a very clean bitterness. Packed with flavour with a superb use of Saaz hops, nice malt backbone to hold up against the hops.

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Saxer's Pilsner from Saxer Brewing Company / Nor'Wester Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 8 ratings