Tröegs Sunshine Pils | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Sunshine Pils
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,648
Reviews:
616
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
271
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Dougal
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is what a lager/pilsner beer should taste like.... very clean, crisp taste.... the hops are pleasantly sharp... compared to prima pils it is cleaner and more direct to the point of a good lager where prima wanders in it's flavor towards maltiness.... Sunshine Pils stays with the crisp hoppiness and it's perfect for summer

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of NankeeNan
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of esv
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A) Crystal Clear. Light champagne color. Streams of tight bubbles rushing towards a tight, white head. Lacing is substantial.

S) Light grain and pleasantly hoppy. I'm not able to pick-out noble hops in general, but I wonder if these are noble. They are not particularly floral or citrusy. No grapefruits, no oranges. A little spicy, some grass maybe lemon.

T) Gentle sweetness. Subtle grain. Bread. Dryish. Slightly spicey hop flavor. Assertive bitterness that is crisp and refreshing.

M) Light bodied. Med-High carbonation.

D) Sky high.

Great German pils. Great beer.

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4.76/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sunshine Pils....

Appearance-pours a radiant golden color with a huge three fingers of head that lingers with big bubbled carbonation, exceptional clarity on both the body and head of the beer, making it a pleasure to look at. Huge amounts of lace stick to the glass as well.

Smell-Saaz, tons of Saaz hop aroma, a little pilsner malt to balance it out but spicy hop aroma dominates the nose begging me to drink it.

Taste-light and crisp but with a flourish of Saaz hops, the hops dominate with malt desperately trying to balance but failing as the hops dominate all the way down.

Mouthfeel-hoppy and bitter, leaves a bitterness of hops on your toungue leaving you thirsty for more.

Drinkability-quite a nice pilsner, at only 5.3% you can have many and enjoy the sheer hoppiness of it.

Overall-a superb pilsner, as a person who likes hops I think this is among the best pilsners around and along with Victory's Prima Pils sets the standard for craft-brew German style pilsners, a shame this is only a seasonal. An absolute Saaz hop explosion. Pick this one up NOW.

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Photo of AnalogReigns
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks lovely, with a long lasting lace head that sticks to the glass (always a good sign)

Has an aroma of unique, citrus hops combination--not of a Western IPA exactly, but approaching that.

Taste is totally unique amidst pils, and must be a combination of traditional noble hops and west coast citrusy tasting hops. Very (very) interesting, and refreshing in a well ballanced, but, quite hoppy pilsner. NOT for your typical bud drinker!

Good solid mouthfeel...exactly right for a pilsner.

Very drinkable, especially in warm weather...

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Photo of kegerator
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

very nice. definitely a top shelf pilsner
pours a light yellow straw color with a big 2 inch head thats creamy and sticks around leaving good lacing throughout.
smell was floral with hints of orange and bread dough.
taste was a very nice blend of citrus/floral hops and a nice background of carmely malts.
its smooth yet crisp and finishesd slightly dry. The hops do not overpower and its definitely not too sweet. it had this creamy mouth feel almost butterty like on the tongue that i really enojyed.
very very nice refreshing pilsner.

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Photo of myxomatosis
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours pleasant, clear and light yellow, with an inch of foamy head which recedes over one or two minutes. Some lacing, but not much.

S - Nice and light; smells a little fruity, with a slight breadiness.

T - Clean and crisp, with some hoppy bitterness; not at all overwhelming. Again, a subtle bready note to the aftertaste. Nice and tasty.

M - Refreshing and thin-ish. Not overcarbonated, and bubbles are pleasingly small.

D - Delicious, light and easy-drinking. Great summer seasonal; fairly thirst-quenching. ABV is probably borderline high for a session beer, but I could definitely see having more than one of these in a session.

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