Sunshine Pils
Tröegs Brewing Company

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From:
Tröegs Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #258
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,102
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 12%
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
1,106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 05, 2022
Added:
Jul 23, 2002
Wants:
  56
Gots:
  307
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Like the rising sun, Sunshine Pils delivers winter, spring, summer and fall. This deceptive complex pilsner is all about the tightrope walk of two-row barley, zesty Saaz hops and lager yeast. It's a go-to when the sun is shining, and it makes us happy when skies are gray.
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A very tasty and light brew. Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma is that grassy pilsner smell and inviting. Taste is a touch of bitterness but overwhelming sweet (in a good way). Feel is excellent crisp and clean. Overall, delicious.
Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by AlfromPA from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice, crisp and clean pilsener; its obvious competition is Victory's Prima Pils, which is a tad hoppier. Still the hop bike is there. My go-to beer when I want a craft pilsener. The only problem is that lately it has either disappeared from shelves or it is out of date.
Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by moodenba from New York

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Troegs Sunshine Pils on draft in October, 2022. This is a fairly good pilsener style beer. I'd say it's not successful as a German or Czechs pilsener. On the other hand it could be viewed as a good American adjunct lager AAL. By the end of the glass I was thinking it was pretty good. There seems to be a craft beer fad where "pilseners" taste pretty much lide AALs. The recent reformulation of Brooklyn Pilsner also tastes to me like an OK AAL
Oct 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by HardCider from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by axxe from Maryland

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle
Consumed: 25 Aug, 2022

Look:
Bright and clear straw yellow with tons of bubbles. Initial 3+ finger foamy white head stays for a long, long time..

Smell:
Light biscuity or crackery malts. Zesty and spicy lemon and some dry white wine. Zesty, floral and grassy hops.

Taste:
Very similar to the nose. There is a firm but not overpowering bitterness. The sip dries out quite fast and finishes quite dry with and somewhat bitter.

Feel:
Crisp, and almost clean. The body is light-medium or medium-light.

Overall:
A solid Pilsner.
Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a clear pale yellow. Thick foam. Smells like piss. I hope it tastes better than it smells. Not really. Tastes pretty skunky. Slightly sweet body fades to a unpleasant bitter finish. Troegs is usually good but this one not so much.
Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Jul 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by Icemann383 from New York

Apr 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle store. It poured a pale clear yellow with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had grain and grass notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with saaz hop presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great pilsner.
Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2022
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Rated by 2market from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Troegs overall has some of the best beers available in Pennsylvania. This one is pretty good, but not up to most of Troegs other offerings
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
it kinda makes me happy also.... it's a little past its 'best by' date but Halftime Bev still gets me the stuff i want!!! COULDA BEEN a 4.65 if it werent so flat!!!
cheers!
Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours pale yellow with a 1.5" white head, which slowly fades. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is malty, cracker, grass.

Taste is biscuit malt, cracker, hay.

Thin bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Great mild tasting summer thirst quencher.
Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.67 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by Danzifer from Ohio

Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Perfectly clear gold body with a large white head and good lacing. Grainy, cracker-like aroma with a herbal edge. Taste has just a bit of sweetness imbedded in the bready malt profile. The bitterness of the hops add depth and balance. Clean, crisp, dry mouthfeel. Been drinking this for years and have never been disappointed.
Aug 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Nothing surprising on the pour - pale straw body with a bony white head. Bitter, Euro hops hit your nose first, but there's also a bit of grainy malt behind it. Smells pleasant, if a little underwhelming. Tastes, like, _exactly_ as it smells and I, for one, do not mind one bit. Maybe a touch too "crisp" if I had to nitpick, but it's got enough body to drink smoothly all the same. It's a Summer crusher and we need more like this; classic beer flavored beer without a bunch of fruit and gimmicks and shit.
Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by AD17 from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jul 21, 2021
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Clear yellow, nice white head, great retention and lace
Honey and bread malt aroma with a bit of herbal/spicy/earthy hops
Start with sweet honeyed toast flavor and then dries out to a herbal/spicy/earthy bitter hoppy finish
Medium light bodied with appropriate carbonation
Really good pils.
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by MouldyCrow from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by evostudios12 from Florida

Jun 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.07 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.4 by shreead from Michigan

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Rainintheface from Florida

Jan 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.84 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Beer pours slightly hazed light golden, 3 finger white head. Not much smell, at all. Taste is bitter saaz up front, nothing on finish. No real malt flavor, suppose some would say cracker or biscuit, i wouldnt. Its seltzer like. Dry finish. Just not worth paying "craft" price for a subpar lager. Cant say im disappointed since my opinion of american lagers is already low. Would not purchase again.
Nov 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.8 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2020
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Reviewed by GRPunk from Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Troegs Sunshine Pils (bottle poured into a pint glass) from notes:

A- Clean golden body with a 2-finger off-white head and moderate carbonation. (4)

S- Doughy and hoppy with herbal and citrus scents. (4)

T- As the aroma suggests, doughy and herbal with a slightly pithy bite. (3.5)

M- Moderate body with a pleasant hoppy bite. (4)

O- An easy summer drinker full of flavorful citrus. (3.5)
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. This one was called Sunshine Pilsner, not Sunshine Pils, but I'm confident it is the same beer.

L---Crystal clear, golden color. Medium white head which faded quickly to a cap and left very nice lacing.

S---Grass, cracker, floral.

T---Cracker, grass, light, spicy hops.

F---Crisp, quenching, refreshing. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O---This is a perfect beer for a hot day. I'm really surprised that I haven't had this one before.
Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Someone gave us a bottle; very refreshing pils, would purchase this one. Just don't go to the brewery --
it's a huge, booming loud room. We ran away soon as we got there!
Aug 23, 2020
Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1764 ratings