Pine Mountain Pils | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
122 Ratings
Pine Mountain PilsPine Mountain Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 08-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer departs the bottle a very light yellow color, head is large and frothy, bright white in color, lace is adequate to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, chased by the fresh crispness, start sweet with a mild malt profile, top thin. Finish is light to moderate in carbonation, hops as one would expect in a pils, light, dry aftertaste, can’t say this beer does much for me, liked it much better on tap

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Photo of Mikeb8
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance has a golden yellow supporting a nice healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of the German leafy hops and soft malt. Taste is very yeasty American leaving it stronger in hops than malt. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation.

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Photo of marcellaproust
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I didn't think Deschutes could make a comme ci comme ca beer but this pilsner would be it, and there are really wonderful American takes on pilsner out there. Poured from a bottle: coarse, 1" plus head, beautiful straw-gold color. Smell: nice subtle whiff of hop, plant. Carbonation very robust and lasting. Taste: a straightforward lager with no real bite, but granted, no skunkiness either. Smooth. Lacks the wonderful character of pilsner which should and in fine beers can have that breadiness. Since everything else Deschutes makes is top-notch, I'll just take this as its ability to just be ordinary and fit in.

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Photo of larbush
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kscaldef
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RoyalT
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Very light yellow body with a gigantic, pitting head. Be careful on the pour with this one.

Smell – There’s a light hop aroma here, but an even bigger malt sweetness – not what I expected from a German Pils.

Taste – The sweetness comes out even more at the tongue. It’s more like a sucrose flavor which drowns out the light floral hops.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated and fairly smooth, this pils goes down pretty well.

Drinkability – This one wasn’t bad and I wouldn’t mind having it again, it just seemed quite a bit off-style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice pilsener, only thing lacking is the some bubbly carbonation. All else this is pretty close to a German pilsner, spot on, light with the right amount of dry bitter hops to make it linger on the palate..

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Photo of HochFliegen
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hated 22oz format bottle. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright golden-yellow color with about an inch of bright white head that had very good retention and decent lacing.

The aroma was nicely grainy, and had a smooth hop presence. There was a slightly annoying sweetness that I didn't care for however. On the tongue, that sweetness was nicely countered by a tart, dry hoppiness. The grain was the main flavor, and the hops lingered at the back.

The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps a bit fuller than ideal, and had a dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the 22 was gone quickly and easily. Overall, a nice example of the style. Not among the best, but very far from the worst. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Pours two and half fingers of head on a light straw colored body.
The aroma is mild lemon and grain.
The taste has a good hop bitterness bite at the beginning. It tapers out to a mildly sweet finish.
Crisp and clean texture.
Wonderful.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Pine Mountain Pils from Deschutes Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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