Sunshine Pils | Tröegs Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,074
Reviews:
630
Ratings:
1,690
pDev:
12%
 
 
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Photo of SiepJones
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Smells of sweet grain. Tastes of sweet grain and slight floral notes. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of pizzabutt
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

appearance: crystal clear and very light golden. the head is very foamy with large bubbles and is a very soft white. it falls quickly to form a nice "lid".

smell: initially the smell reminds me of a wiessbier. it's very wheaty, but it has notes of floral hoppiness as well as a hint of biscuit.

taste: the hops are much stronger than in the smell, coming off right at the beginning. very floral and almost herb-like, they give a noticeable bitterness to the drink. it's held up strongly by a nice grassy pilsner malt, finishing off with a hint of resin.

feel: well-carbonated, light bodied, and refreshing. not too much else to say, it holds pretty true to the pilsner style.

overall: a good pilsner but it's a little too hoppy for me. that said, it's a great easily drinkable beer that's good for sipping and quaffing.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice, balanced, easy to drink pilsner and I love the tall boy cans. A little pale and wispy to look at but the odor is stiff with grassy hops and buttered biscuit notes. This isn't a gamechanger like Nugget or Nimble, but a solid, no fuss drinkable brew.

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Photo of Rubezahl
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spartacat300
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Merticois
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very crisp Pilsner, flavorful and with a peppery bite. On tap at PHI airport. Refreshing. Would have again as a warm weather light option when revisiting the area.

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Photo of kraut6363
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghwolf
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pounding back the Troegs German style pilsener at the Pirates game at PNC Park in the 'Burgh. Crisp beer for a game and imminently drinkable.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavetotheB
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walty102
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lighter hops used, it comes in at 45 IBUs, so definitely more flavorful and memorable than a typical lager, but there is not really too much about the beer that would make me go out of my way to acquire it. Overall, it is a solid beer that you should grab as a single and try it out. I prefer this to several other pilsners, but I think it is in that middle 68% of the bell curve.

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Photo of Squire
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden yellow color with white cap.

Aroma of mild malt and spicy, floral hops.

Rather hop forward on entry (45 IBU) that overshadows the two row malt. Malt presence persists though in a supporting role. I do find the malt has some fullness and just a kiss of sweetness though it finishes dry. Hops are consistent throughout with a spicy firmness that ends on a refreshing note.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's a good take on Pils, or at least an American interpretation of it, that comes across as fairly complex and eminently drinkable.

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Photo of Nitty703
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ljbonadonna92
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Sunshine Pils brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.50% This German Pilsner pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. So far this brew has the look of most German Pilsners on the market, not saying that is a bad thing . The smell is rich with mild sweetness, grains and malts. You also pick up on some nice mild hops in the smell as well. So far this is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with mild earthy grains and malts. Then you pick up on a nice bite of hops at the end. There is a lot going on in this brew. The body of this German Pilsner is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. I like how smooth this brew goes down. There is a lot flavor to this brew. The mouth feel is Bold, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Tröegs Sunshine Pils a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Tröegs Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this German Pilsner.

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Photo of domschramm
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sb17
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,690 ratings