Tröegs Sunshine Pils | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Sunshine Pils
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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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Ratings: 1,662 |  Reviews: 618
Photo of wspscott
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in pint glass
bottled 4/26/12

A: Very pale yellow with a thin white head, only a small amount of lacing.
S: Slightly grainy, a hint of grass, not much in the way of hops
T: A sharp bitterness that lingers a bit, grainy taste, almost husky, makes me think 2-row vs. pils malt. It has a nice Saaz spicy bite to it.
M: Very crisp, tingly carbonation,
O: A very good german pils, I would like a little more hop flavor, but this is very true to style. An excellent summer beer. I would be very happy to see this in KY especially because the alcohol level makes it easy to have another one.

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Photo of Kavelier
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of ncworster
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of chim52chim
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale yellow hue with a light effervescence and a thick finger of frothy white foam. Pretty decent.

Smell: light malt aroma with a distinct but pretty clean graininess. A hint of spicy hops comes through in the aroma. Not too bad, but a hint of unwelcome sourness is present as well.

Taste: light malt with a nice dryness and a lighter dose of the graininess from the nose. Noble hops are definitely present with a nice bitterness toward the end. Bracing and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. The body is perhaps a little too light but it's otherwise got a nice texture.

Overall: this is a highly refreshing and quenching Pilsner. I would love to try this on tap on a hot day.

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Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of pburland23
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Pilsner Urquell glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a bright golden yellow. It's clear and fizzy. The head was slightly thin but bright white. A very summer looking and attractive pour.

Smell: Sweet malts, some moderate lemon notes and floral hops. Smells nice but pretty run of the mill for a pils.

Taste: Sweet malts again, a little grassy, a little bready. Some lemon zest and hops bitterness. A very crisp, clean pilsner. Flavors are tight and work well together.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and easy to drink. The carbonation is nice and spritzy. It leaves a little tickle on your palette.

Overall: I'm a big fan Troegs fan so that I enjoyed Sunshine Pils is of no surprise to me. It's not the best pils brewed in Pennsylvania but is still quite good.

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Photo of ONN8
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of GrunenTeufel
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of outsider
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright yellow pour with a thin foamy head. Very clear, and carbonated with tiny bubbles racing up the glass.

S - Smells of lemon zest, and light malts. Has an earthy smell.

T - A bit of peppery spice, but mostly pale malt, citrus, and ligth grains.

M - Thin, but refreshing. Even for the style I would have liked a little more body.

O - Okay example of the style, but I;d tale many of the others from Troegs first.

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Photo of microbrewlover
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a cloudy golden color with a one finger head and moderate lacing. Good carbonation.

The smell is lemon, orange, hay, with some floral hops. A little bit of pepper too.

Sweet malts are on the front end, followed by yeast, lemongrass, orange then slightly bitter, slightly peppery on the back end. The brew finishes with a gritty, grassy taste.

The mouthfeel is clean and crisp. There is also a grainy, earthy taste left in the mouth as well as hop oils with linger on the tongue.

Overal this is a solid summer pilsner; great for a hot day. I normally don't like pilsners but this brew has me changing my mind.

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Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of HumphreyLee
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chucksim
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Black Bear Bar & Grill in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film. Minimal lacing is observed.

S: A much stronger aroma than I was expecting for this beer or this style... Moderate to strong aromas of pale malts, lemon, and some grassy hops.

T: Like the smell, the taste of this beer is zesty. Flavors of pale malts, lemon zest, and light to moderate bitterness from the grassy hops. I would describe this beer as a little buttery.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin but very crisp.

O: Very easy to drink and quite sessionable - the lighter flavors and the low ABV combine to make this one a very nice summer beer.

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Photo of beernut
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of ColeTy2003
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of JasonONeill
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jaybags
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled 4/16/2012. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big lemon, grass, pepper, bread, apricot, herbal, floral, and yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and decent strength. Taste of big lemon, pepper, light citrus peel, bread, cracker, grass, herbal, floral, and earthy spices. Nice amount of peppery spices on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, grass, bread, pepper, floral, and earthy spices on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry on the finish as expected; with some lingering hop flavors. Very pleasantly balanced with a nice amount of hop flavor. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel. No alcohol presence at all other than a light warming after the finish. Overall this is a very nice and well made Pilsener. Nicely hopped with good flavor balance; and very easy to drink. Well done.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of schoolboy
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

vAs you would expect from a first rate brewery like Troegs, this is a very good pils. It is maybe too good for the style - it is not very sweet and it has a nice hops aftertaste. These may be good characteristics, but most examples of the style are too sweet and not very hoppy.

The beer seems pretty flat, but this does not detract fromit much. It is very clear yellow. This is a nice inclusion in their summer sampler and should not be avoided - this is what a pils can be.

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Tröegs Sunshine Pils from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60.6% out of 100 with 1,662 ratings
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