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Sagebrush Classic Pilsner | Deschutes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by djbreezy on 04-26-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
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2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in Imperial pint glass. Right upfront I'll say that this is the rare beer from Deschutes that I found a bit disappointing. The beer poured a clean, clear yellow with a very thin white head that no retention or lacing.

The aroma was average for the style, earthy grain and crisp hops. The taste was also typical for the style, the flavors just didn't pop the way a good pilsner should.

The body was thicker than usual for the style, and a bit sticky, not qualities you look for here. Drinkabilty was OK, but that sticky heaviness hurts it here.

Again, I'm a bit let down by this beer. Not terrible, but by the standards Deschutes has set for themselves, this is sub-par.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the PDX pub.

A - pours a clear light yellow with an average white head. No lacing left on the glass.

S - little going on here. Some wheat and a tiny bit of malts.

T - Very wheaty and and grain forward. Just a touch of hops.

D - Light bodied and average carbonation.

O - Ahh. Its a pilsner for sure.

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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Portland brewpub. Maybe this should be under that listing? Whatever.

This had a great, dry classic pilsner taste with an aroma of bread crust. It's a simple but very tasty with a rich flavor that finished with big, pepery hops. Overall, a great example of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on tap at the Portland pub.

appearance - pours a very light yellow, light carbonation is visible

smell - dominant pilsner malts on the nose with a hop balance

taste - yeasty, bready, pilsner malts, with a light dose of hops

mouthfeel - very light, slightly dry finish

drinkability - a very well made pilsner, tasty and balanced

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Sagebrush Classic Pilsner from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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