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:
1,659
Reviews:
617
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
276
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,659 |  Reviews: 617
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear very light golden color. Thin bright white head. Sweet all grain pale malt on the nose. Sweet uncooked dough with a faint spicy earthy hop presence.

Awesome balance between malt and hop. Sweet pale malt and buttered potato roll balanced by a spicy hop presence and overall earthiness. Long finish for such a clean pilsner. Slightly tannic with lingering richness and butteryness. Pretty good, and pretty complex for a pilsner.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" white head with slightly above average life. The body is a clear straw yellow but from the name I'd been expecting a bright glow and really it looks like any BMC pilsner. It smells of grass and malt. The taste mirrors the smell and is fairly standard pilsner with the exception there's a stronger bitter hops finish. Marginally above the BMCs.

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Photo of 1mrbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsener- pours a clear straw color, pretty light, with two plus fingers of frothy white head, excellent retention and lacing. Visibly effervescent. Really pretty.

Smells pretty grassy- a little noble hops, a little pilsener malt, a little yeast.

Taste is very interesting- buttery (I know that's not a word often applied). I guess that's the pilsener malt talking; also some nice dry hops to balance out the sweetness for a crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is great- light body, well carbonated. I like this one a lot- maybe my favorite of the style so far. Give it a try.

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Photo of r00ster
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jlordi12
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Peter
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mooseo
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into flute glass.

A - Pours clear pale straw yellow with a dense white head. Lots of bubbles rising to the surface.

S - Floral, grassy hops with a hint of sweet malt.

T - Grassy and spicy with a dash of citrus zest. Has a nice sharp, hoppy bite. Sweet bready malts work perfectly to lend balance. Has a long, mildly bitter grassy finish. Tastes like an authentic German pilsener.

M - Light bodied with prickly carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O - Very nice pilsener. Great flavor and drinkability. While I do think Victory's Prima Pils takes the style to the next level, this is still a good beer worthy of repeated purchase.

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Photo of anwo56
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of hoops61176
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of cshull
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes;
Pours a lemon yellow color into pint glass with a good quarter inch of head that reduces down to a thin lace around the glass.
Smells clean and citrus like with a crisp scent of hops.
Mouthfeel/Taste; Big burst of hops in the front that finishes crisp and clean with a creamy smooth finish to my palate. A nice pils that would be a solid offering for the summer months.

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/25/2012

Thanks!

A: Sunshine yellow with great clarity. Nice color. Frothy white head that quickly fades.

S: Floral, grassy, and herbal. Malt is reminiscent of cracker, biscuit, bread, and dough. Lightly spicy.

T: Moderately bitter with grassy and herbal notes. Biscuit and bready malt base. Lightly spicy clean dry finish.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation. Dry and crisp mouthfeel.

Overall: A nice clean hoppy Pilsner.

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Photo of DreaminBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of nimrod979
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles on 4.18.12. Poured into a Troegs pint.

Appearance: Pale straw color with a one finger white head. Retention fades to a thin ring aorund the glass . Has a bit of sudsy lacing.

Aroma: Floral and herbal hops. Some citrusy/lemon zest and pale malts

Taste: Same as aroma. It's plenty hoppy for a pilsner. Floral and herbal hops give a little spicy mouthfeel. Some citrus zest and pale traditional style pilsner malt.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium. Fizzy carbonation and mouthfeel. As I said, the hops give a little spicy character and the bitterness carries all the way through the finish.

Simply a good summer beer.

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Photo of JKuras
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a foamy two finger head that holds up for a few minutes. Golden straw and clear in color. Significantly effervescent -- carbonation looks very healthy and comes to life upon giving the glass a light shake.

Smell: Grassy, earthy, but sweet malts with a nice hint of hops. Faint hint of lemon and a very slight skunkiness.

Taste: Sweet malts and a spicy, buttery flavor quickly give way to a strong bitter hops finish. Clean, fresh, and crisp, some mild citrus overtones but not too complex. This is a great summer beer.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation very present on each taste. Goes down very smooth. I could drink these all day easily. Nearly perfect mouthfeel for a pils.

Overall: A- This is just a solid, easy-drinking, well-balanced pils that I think would appeal to a broad set of palettes. Tough to find anything wrong with it.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of hockenbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of toolg
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of PatGreer
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Tröegs Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,659 ratings.
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