Full Sail Pilsner | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

BA SCORE
87
very good
110 Ratings
Full Sail PilsnerFull Sail Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Pmag0942
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Would try again

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Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A clear golden, with a small amount of bubbles rising, and a minimum amount of head, which does stick to the glass, a bit. Smells of grass/grain, a lot like salty sunflower seeds, bready, and a minor floral component. Tastes bready and sweet, but balanced, grassy/grainy. The feel is medium, average carbonation, and dry. Decent, but not stand-out.

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Photo of SamQ
4.77/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So smooth. Crisp, fresh, and delicious.

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Photo of peachy-tay
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mubeer
2.59/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad, but taste nothing like a Pilsner. Its way too hoppy for that; more like an ale. I think it's mis-labeled.

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Photo of shigg85
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Light straw in color with low white head. Nice cascade of carbonation though. The nose is of half dry crab grass with a mineral undertone. The taste is Light and juicy up front with a zesty tangerine zip and finishes herbaceous with green cabbage and d'anjou pear. Medium dryness seems a little strong mismatching the more mellow flavor. Nice beer, but I just didn't dig the finish.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a light golden tan. Subdued, almost rounded aroma. Pleasantly crisp somewhat fruity hop kick. Decently enjoyable, and a real value pick. .

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Equal parts yellow and gold, 1/2" white head. Amazing retention. Solid lace impression on the side of the glass. Aroma had some complexity to it for a pilsner, you got lemon edge hops, pepper, lightly toasted pilsen malt.

Stayed light in taste and mouthfeel. Definitely above average compared to what you normally come across in a pilsner.

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Photo of forrestmoons
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alpha309
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Best by date on label is blank.

Pours a nice clean golden yellow. About 1 finger of a lace head that is creamy white in color. Quickly dissipates to a thin layer on top of the beer but a layer of head also sticks to the side of the glass.

Nose is of crackers and a light metallic odor. Some very slight hints of pine.

Cracker is the dominant flavor. A little bit of citrus, most notably lemon is on the swallow with a slight metallic flavor as well.

Very light and airy body. A little bit dry.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: pours yellow, with a nice creamy white head that lingers. That yellow looks remarkably, and unfortunately, like another yellow I see relatively often.

S: there's something floral here, and an almost candied fruit sweetness. Very nice.

T: nice, sweet and crisp. Hard to identify specific tastes in here.

F: full bodied, nicely carbed. Spot on.

O: not a particularly easy drinker, with a hefty amount of bitterness. Sweet as gets a little overpowering. But flavorful and refreshing.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Damn, that's a tasty pils. It doesn't have the zippy crisp edge of German import, but there's also a ton more hop character with a big floral and grapefruit character. The malts still pop with a toasted, almost popcorn-like flavor. Very drinkable, I'd have another.

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Photo of Aqualad
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tzieser
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/26/16; poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

L- golden in color, crystal clear with a thick white head that sticks for quite a long time. lots of carbonation. a great looking lager.

S- hop-forward aroma with notes of lemon peel and pine. bready malts are there as well.

T- sweet malted barley quickly drowned out by pine and citrus hop bitterness. abv is slightly noticible. i like a good hoppy pilsner but this could use a bit more herbal/Noble hop bitterness. it's tasty but not as tasty as it could be.

F- crisp, dry mouthfeel.

O- a very good American-brewed hoppy pilsner that is absolutely worth the $5.99 (on sale price) I paid at Sprout's in Tucson, AZ.

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Photo of Jamstone714
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice beer. Hops didn't come out too much in aroma. They were present in a pleasing way in flavor though and balanced nicely with the other ingredient. Extremely drinkable. Yum!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

6.0% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear honey gold with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with grass, grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good with citrus forward hop characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Haven't met a pilsner I love yet, and this is no exception. Pours a clear golden with thin white top. Aroma is promising with a nice bready malt. Pleasingly the hop is mild and herbal. Flavor is okay with some of the malt lending a smooth balance of slight sweet. Finish is semi-dry, peppery and otherwise boring. Perhaps the common element of peppery spice to common pilsners hops is just not for me.

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Full Sail Pilsner from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
3.93 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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