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:
1,648
Reviews:
616
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
271
For Trade:
3
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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

Photo of Brew_ski
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdecross
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisCharles
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dogma33
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jadpsu
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy pale straw yellow with a white head. Head fades quickly to a thin skin but does offer decent side glass lace.
Aroma has bread malts, some lemon rind and some faint spicy hops.
Taste: A lemon splash, refreshing, more hops than in the aroma but a nice balance with the bread malts. Hops give a bit of a bitter bite with a dry finish.
This has more going on than your average Pilsner.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle from NC.

Excellent looks: clear pale golden body with a proportionate creamy off-white head that has partial retention and that leaves spots and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma: bready for style. Some lemony notes.

Flavor: Mild bitterness. More hop flavor than the aroma suggests; faint bready malts. Clean.

Medium+ carbonation with a soft feel in a light body. Semi-dry finish.

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Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChuckTom
4.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTaleMan
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bwood06
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanted something light the night before running a half marathon, so I ordered this on tap at a local burger joint in Indianapolis. The beer arrived at the table and featured a bright golden hue and was nice and clear in appearance. This beer features a foamy white head that is about 2 fingers high and dissipates slowly to a thin lacing. Visible carbonation is moderate. 4.25/5 The aroma features a very light maltiness, rather focusing more on a lemony spritz with its associated citrus rind. Light caramel comes out and helps round out the citrus by providing a sweet counterpoint. 4/5 This beer is fairly hoppy, but not overly hoppy. Lemony spritz and citrus peel come out fairly strongly and slightly overpower the light malt bill. The malt comes across as more of a sourdough bread than anything. There is a decent bitterness associated with the lemon and citrus rind that lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 3.75/5 The carbonation burn is fairly significant and lasts for quite a while. Drying is moderate and lingers after swallowing. Light bodied and crisp throughout. 4/5 Very good representation of the German Pilsner style. Light malt, dry, and fairly hoppy. Simple and straightforward flavors makes for an easily sessionable beer. 4/5

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Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tröegs Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,648 ratings.
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