Steam Whistle Pilsner | Steam Whistle Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian 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
Ranking:
#40,655
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
473
pDev:
16.18%
 
 
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12
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Photo of Dmitry1989
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a really peculiar grainy and bready taste without the repulsive sweetness or ipa-like hoppiness that most other craft lagers I have tried so far have, very dry, crispy and tasty stuff. Solid beer, malt forward and low hop, which is what a pilsner should be.

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Photo of EricPhilpott
4.67/5  rDev +35%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kipronox
4.52/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My favourite summer beer for just hanging out. I don't tend to pair it with anything except nice weather

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Photo of rapayn01
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this from a standard Canadian 473 ml tall boy can. It tasted like an average, or perhaps slightly above average, pilsner. It paired nicely with a Mediterranean soup.

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Photo of achepil
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam_stewart
4.66/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mysticmage
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well known Toronto beer. Really just ok. Pours golden with weak collar. Unremarkable nose here and simple crisp taste and finish. Hey good for a hot summer day on the patio .

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Photo of StrangerTides
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a clear, golden yellow. There was a bit of a white head and some lacing. Decent enough nose. Some malts, earthy and grassy hops, some peppery notes. The taste is good. A touch of bitterness, some malts and earthy hops. A decent pils.

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Photo of blaje
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
4.47/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So good. Want to hate but really is a perfect pils. So much biscuity goodness.

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Photo of BigGold
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had at the Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, poured from 11.5-oz. (341 ml.) bottle into clear plastic tumbler. A bit rough, rather uncultured, but still recognizably and enjoyably a pilsner.

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Photo of Cybernide
2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thelaker71
3.21/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is a classic now, i used to drink this once in awhile back in the day, cool to revisit it in toronto a little bit this week. its a good lager, a little fuller bodied and breadier tasting on the malt side than i am used to seeing from either czech or german examples of pilsener, and quite a bit less hoppy as well. its rather well made, and if you like a more robust grain character in your lager, this could be a fridge beer for you. its an easy drinker still though, and seemingly available on tap everywhere i went in ontario, so sourcing your next session should be pretty easy. this felt like it had just a little bit of unnecessary weight to me, and its lacking a little of the crispness i like so much in the style generally, but the carbonation is good and the capacity for refreshment here is still high. it has to be ice cold though, it doesnt taste nearly as good as it warms, even a little bit, so the 20 ounce pints all over town might not be the best vessel for this one, but personally i dont reckon those are the best vessel for any beer, but thats just me. lots of lagers around the city, this one is decent and consistent.

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Photo of joharitaylor79
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eyeet7
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I brought a can of this back from a recent trip to Toronto. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of pilsner flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with so so carbonation . Overall it's ok.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into a shaker pint.

A: not much of a head body is a crystal clear burnished gold color.

S: lots of breads doughy Malta with light peppery hops on the end.

T: fairly sweet doughy but not crazy sweet or too malty pulls back with some light floral hops.

M: fair to lower carbonation light medium body a light cling on the finish.

O: this is a solid Pilsner more German to me than Czech. Nice doughy flavors. Surprised it is rated so low.

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Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewing
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 473 ratings