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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,643
Reviews:
612
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
271
For Trade:
3
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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Standard pils. Golden. Light carbs. Small head and lace.
S: Grassy. Bit of banana?
F: Slightly bitter at the end. Dry with little foam.
T: The dry pils flavor is about at standard as a pils can get. Has that slight rope flavor with just a bit of sweetness. The alcohol asserts itself a bit.
O: This was my favorite in the 4 beer sampler I had from Troegs. If drinking with friends that are not huge hop heads, this would be a suggestion. Dry and refreshing. Standard pilsner.

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Photo of caahare
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bright yellow golden color with a good bit of chill haze. There is a dense, 2.5 finger, rocky white head and very active carbonation. The retention is fantastic as there is a one finger cap that sticks around til the last sip and there are many sticky webs of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is toasted bread, crackers, straw, fresh cut grass, floralness and the faintest hint of lemon.

Taste is the same, but not as bright as the smell suggested. The flavors aren't muddled, they are just a bit subdued.

Feel is light, crisp and well carbonated. The finish is dry.

Overall this is a very good pilsner. If the taste was as bright as the smell this would be up there with my favorites. As is, it is a very solid beer. Not mad about buying a 6pk instead of a single.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can. Great head on top of transparent gold. Classic pilsner taste, goes down crazy easy.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Babydave
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Robk_11
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GinDC
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reemer686
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A go to pilsner for the warmer months!

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Photo of Antg8989
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a translucent, bright, golden yellow color with a three finger head of rocky, satin white foam that hangs around for a while before finally settling down. Laces the glass very well.

Aroma: Notes of cooked corn and lightly toasted grains. Some green apple, honey, vanillin, and mild toffee. Soapy with some distinctly floral notes like lavender, lemon rind and cilantro.

Taste: Excellent. Soft notes of freshly baked bread and gentle vanilla complemented by a kiss of spicy lemony hops backed up by floral flavors of light potpourri - consisting of ginger, lavender, a touch of coriander, a nudge of orange rind and honeycomb contributing some pleasant soapiness. Some sweet greasiness.

Feel: Light-mid body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth, while still effervescent and crisp.

Overall: I was blown away by this. I didn't expect it to be this good. Sunshine pills is floral, spicy and midly dry with a gentle, biscuity, malt driven backbone of vanilla and honey. Effortless to drink, with notions of gingerbread, clove, coriander, lavender. Perfect balance between the malt, floral, and spicy notes. Feel is crisp, silky and clean.

Rating: [A-] Excellent. 4.11/5

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Photo of Curt3
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a lagunitas mason glass

L: Clear light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head... good retention and leaves nice lacing.

S: Crisp noble hops and german malts.

T/F: German malts and grains. Mild hop bittering... very faint citrus/lemon peel. Mild spice, but overall clean and refreshing. Light in body... well carbonated.

O: A well made pilsener. Nothing fancy or jaw-dropping but a well crafted beer. Hits the style correctly... easy to drink and refreshing.

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Photo of dental
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with slight head and decent amount of lacing. Smell is of faint bread and hops. Taste is similar but stronger and more developed. Feel is crisp and light but not thin. Solid example of the style.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

See through yellow pilsner look with a quickly receeding white head. Very much a pilsner scent of bready malt with slight hops. Flavor follows well with malts dominating and a slight hop bite to even things out. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel, dry and crisp. Good pilsner.

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Photo of DMc8ride
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msp88
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giantspace
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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