Pilsner | La Conner Brewing Company

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3.26 w/ 13 ratings

Brewed by:
La Conner Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RoyalT on 09-08-2003

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After purchasing a six-pack at the brewery, I drank three pilsners two days later. Remarkably, each of the three tasted different from one another. The Pilsner is frail straw yellow and is admirably clear with a thin white head. A doughy aroma makes a brief appearance then vacates. Given the dilute yellow body I wasn't expecting as much flavor as I received. The taste was biscuity with simple balances and a protracted sawdust finish.

The flavor has an odd way of abruptly fading as the beer breathes. And some bottles resonated with greater definition than others. Catch it at its peak and La Conner's Pilsner is attentive and precise. Wait too long and it dissipates to a compressed ambiguity.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woemad
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint consumed at the brewpub in Laconner for $4.25.

An oddly colored pilsener that looks for all the world like a glass of hazy, slightly dark lemonade with a modest, white foam cap.

Herbal, Euro hop notes. Floral, but bitter as well. While the hop aroma is not prticularly strong, there's no discernable sigh of the malts.

Surprisingly bitter, herbal hop flavor. The hops were of the European variety and so not out of place per se, but it seemed like it was a little over the top. Malts were barely there.

Light bodied, with a kind of blase attempt at what should be a crisp mouthfeel.

A drinkable "lighter" beer that was not unwelcome in hot, humid weather, but I did not find it close enough to the style to truly enjoy it.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.76/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Light but cloudy body with a decent head that went down quickly but laced the hell out of my glass.

Smell – Light hop scent with a grainy backbone.

Taste – The taste is much more sophicsticated than the smell. There’s some complex malt in there to compliment the deep, hop body. The hops dominate, and offer a nice flavor of heavy, complicated hop combinations along with a bitter character.

Mouthgeel – Very carbonated for the style. This one pushed all the right buttons though and felt great.

Drinkability – A little too big and bitter for a Pilsner, IMHO, but good nevertheless.

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Photo of Telestic
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of smcolw
2.38/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I must have gotten a bad batch of this. This version was thin, skunky and very neutral in flavors. I have noted that other reviews of this have marked this pilsner far higher, which leads me to believe that I'll need to give it another shot when I return to Seattle.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Solid Pilsner.

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Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow with adequate carbonation. Quite malty in a pleasant way. Warm and just slightly sweet. Sort of a soupy flavor but the hoppy notes are resiny and spicy. A little dishwatery in the finish but quite drinkable.

Since nobody has reviewed this in years, I'm pleased to say it's better than average. Tastes good when cold. From the 32 oz growler purchased at the brewery restaurant.

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Photo of beertaster13
4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow what a shocker this was, I usually stay away from pilsners because of the lack of hops that I love, and usually just not my style. This beer however was incredible. The smell was pine and citrus hops but with a sweet sugared grain, buttered toast smelt also. The taste is where this truly shines, the hops are in the forefront, but they are smooth and refreshing, the blended sugared malt is so light and crisp that it makes this extremely drinkable. One of the few pilsners where I can say wow, this is great.

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Photo of brentk56
2.76/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Arrives with a somewhat hazy light golden color - looked like a pilsner that needed to get a sun tan, unfortunately, although the head retention and lacing were nice

Smell: Very non-descript, certainly lacked the noble hop aroma I would expect from the style

Taste: Bready malt flavor with a slight bittering; I would have guessed this to be an all malt lager rather than a pilsner as both the malt and hop bill disappointed for the style

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This one missed the mark for me and, looking at the variability of reviews for this beer, I would think LaConner has trouble brewing lagers in a consistent fashion

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Photo of Briken
2.92/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The pilsner is an odd beer. I'm not entirely sure what they are going for here. The color is such a pale yellow it almost looks green. The only aroma is could get out of it smelled like a cleanser but that might have been the glass although I thought I caught a whiff of honey. Sure enough the taste is a crisp honey taste with light hop bitternes that I kind of enjoyed despite being somewhat atypical. It finishes clean but their is a syrupy feel that lingers on.

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Photo of canucklehead
2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A bit of a mess this beer. Weird pale colour that almost looks green. Hop nose that seems off and no head. The flavour is unappealing and I had problems finishing the glass.It worries me when a brewer gets a style so wrong Avoid this beer and stick with their ales or wheat beer.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TwoTrees
3.62/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pilsner from La Conner Brewing Company
Beer rating: 23.1% out of 100 with 13 ratings
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