Tröegs Sunshine Pils | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Sunshine Pils
1,663 Ratings
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Sunshine Pils

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2002

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Photo of Jimmys
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottled. bottled 04-01-13.

A: bright yellow hue. great clarity. bright white head has good retention and tons of lacing.

S: the yeast component is strong, probably the most in-your-face aroma going on here. reminds me more of a Helles than a German Pils at this point. a mild German hop aroma chimes in at the end, but minimal at best.

T: yeasty. similar to the nose with the strong yeast flavor. a bit of grain too. almost biscotti or licorice like. finish has a significant amount of bitterness that lingers with a grainy flavor.

M: average. moderate amount of carb. light bodied brew.

D: overall I am a little disappointed with this brew. I know this has won a gold medal at GABF which typically equates to cream of the crop brews. however, this is just not doing it for me. not only as a German Pils but even as a well-made beer. yeast component too strong, hop character not enough. maybe last years was better...

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of lsummers
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, slightly hazy yellow. Seems to be very close in color to the sun on the packaging.

Smells of some clean fresh malty caramel sweetness with a touch of cut grass.

Taste starts with crisp brown sugar, nutty, biscuit notes. There's a peppery, slightly herbal and fresh cut grass hop note that adds to the fresh bite. It's very clean and soft. The moderate carbonation adds some sharpness.

Overall, this is a great pilsner. One that I feel keeps up and surpasses many of the top German pils.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mikejseal
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard pour from a bottle that was given a little shake

A: very little head that faded quickly-nice lacing though. Beautiful pale straw color

S: Spicy, citrusy grassy scent

T: Nice spicy herbal twang from the hops with no bitterness

M: very dry, crisp and refreshing-low carbonation though

O: I love German pilsners so it's no surprise that I liked this- The particular spicy herbal hints in this beer was nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drinking a '14 bottle as I speak; it's gotten slightly better. Or maybe it's just better from the bottle, I dunno. All I know is that this would make a rock-solid go-to pilsner for yours truly.


Brief write-up regarding a fresh batch on-tap. This was everything I had hoped for - a refreshing, easy drinking pilsner with a pleasant earthy/lemony hop profile. No, it won't win awards for complexity or depth, but when you're washing down some delicious "steamed crab" chicken wings, I can't think of a better beer for the task. I also think it does an okay job of coming across bigger than it really is, both in mouthfeel and flavor, without ruining its drinkability.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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Tröegs Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,663 ratings
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