Steam Whistle Pilsner | Steam Whistle Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steam Whistle Brewing
Ontario, Canada
steamwhistle.ca

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We believe that world-class results require focus and dedication, so we developed a distinctive recipe for our single brand based on Europe's renowned brewing standards yet is brewed fresh locally at our independent, Canadian Brewery.

We use traditional brewing techniques and only four natural ingredients including spring water, malted barley, hops and yeast - all GMO-free. There is a fifth ingredient in every refreshing bottle, and that is the passion of our dedicated Brewmaster and staff.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
438
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 438 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of KeiferJennings
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cracked one of these open last night. Smooth, clean bottom. Nothing exciting (apart from the can itself which I found to be very aesthetically pleasing) but enjoyable none the less. The definition of average imo...

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Photo of ewpass
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very simple plain Pils. Golden with a good head, little nose, light bready malt body with clean finish. Easy-drinking lager!

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of I3eer
3.06/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of frontalot
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of msondel
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mortnoir
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tyronegangsta
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of al_al1357
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFoote
3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of john_hugh7
2.77/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mynie
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Toronto-based brewery that is apparently held in high esteem by locals, although I never heard of it until I happened upon single pint cans at a beer store in Hamilton, Ontario. The can is neat looking.

Pours a nondescript adjunct yellow, somewhat dark for the style but not very dark in an objective sense. Smells light, crisp, grainy, and sweet, somewhat reminiscent of Pabst only with fewer hints of boiled vegetables.

The flavor is comprised of sweet cereal nodes and a little wisp of yeast and saaz in the very back end. The front is a bit watery, but then grain comes washing in and the finish is full and refreshing. It accomplishes what I think the brewers set out to accomplish, as it comes across like a combination of a Canadian pils and a Czech pills. Well brewed, for sure, but certainly nothing your average BA user is going to attempt to seek out.

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Photo of AmitC
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shivtim
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dazka
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gandres
2.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taster at the brewery in downtown Toronto
Appearance: amber, clear, medium foam
Aroma: malty, not a lot of aroma
Taste: low bitterness
Feel: tart
Overall: good beer, one of the pilsen I appreciate, very refreshing
Drank: 8/17/2016 2:00PM

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very well crafted version of the American Pilsner, with a lovely golden color, clear, with a white body. The nose is of sour grain, typical mild hops, and the flavor is smart clean cracker, a bit of sweetness in the middle, and a bit of bitterness in the close. Highly drinkable, everything is in its place. Not my favorite style, but well done.

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Photo of Mikeharris27
3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarkBrewing
4.06/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewing
3.42 out of 5 based on 438 ratings.
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