Steam Whistle Pilsner | Steam Whistle Brewing

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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
Ranking:
#43,674
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
458
pDev:
16.23%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Mousel
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thelaker71
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eyeet7
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev -2%
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 +24.9%
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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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of A_M_P
4.59/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zzavela
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sineone
2.18/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Cristoph
1.8/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A solid Pilsner with sweet grainy notes. Refreshing on a hot Ontario summer afternoon.

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Photo of eberesford
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pleasant refreshing lager with a frothy head and lovely golden yellow body. The aroma is dominated by bready malt with little Hop aroma, a brief hint of DMS dissipated very quickly p. The taste is again dominated by bready malt although there were some faint fruity esthery notes that were not expected (to me) in a Pils. The mouth feel and body are good. Overall a very pleasant lager to find at a reception on a warm evening, but probably not something I would go looking for.

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Photo of pietro_
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear sparkling gold with a white foam cap leaving thin curtains.

Smell is banana bread, grass and corn, with taste bringing sweet bread, corn, apple, toast, banana skin, and a little bitter grass.

Overall it's sweet, velvety smooth and round with a crisp but semi-wet finish.

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Photo of Czy
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.65/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KeiferJennings
3/5  rDev -13%
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 +0.9%
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 -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewing
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 458 ratings