Steam Whistle Pilsner
Steam Whistle Brewery Biergärten and Taproom

Steam Whistle PilsnerSteam Whistle Pilsner
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Steam Whistle Brewery Biergärten and Taproom
Ontario, Canada
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #284
Ranked #27,780
3.47 | pDev: 16.43%
Jul 08, 2023
Aug 28, 2002
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.52 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 3.48 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 2.69 by RahFoodie from Canada (ON)

Jan 31, 2023
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Rated by BuschIsBest

2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Pretty disappointed, very bitter and more expensive than what I normally get. At least I got a neat lunch box with it.
Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Smallish head and it recedes quickly and leaves no lacing. The liquid is Crystal clear with a straw to gold color.

More grainy than malty. The smell is thin and I don’t pick up any hop.

The thinnest carries through in both body and flavor. Again it’s grainy but I do get some lighter hop bitterness. It’s like a cross between a macro lager and a weak Pilsner. Mostly grainy finish and aftertaste.
Nov 14, 2022
Rated: 2.91 by biteme398 from New York

Jul 22, 2022
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Rated by navsahi

4.81/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very nice pilsner
Jul 12, 2022
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
The hype here is absolutely warranted. This is truly what Canadian beer should taste like. Its sweet as too be expected, but it also has fantastic pilsner bite. Served cold from the green bottle, there's honestly not many other beers I'd want to enjoy watching the sun slip behind the Canadian horizon. Unfortunately, its been far too long since I've had this beer. Since the boarder closed starting in 2020, this weekend was the first time I could get back over. This beer was a motivating factor to get over the bridge so I could once again bring back a pack of steam. Unfortunately, they were out of 6 pack bottles at the Beer Store in Brockville, so cans had to suffice for this year. I mentioned to my Canadian friend I was picking up a pack of steam and he responded with "Oh, that shit is straight gas." Yes, yes indeed it is.
Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 2.58 by Spark420

Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by BeerWasp from Germany

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by PlacePigalle

4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a very refreshing beer with a classic Canadian pilsner taste. Just the right amount of hopiness, full-bodied and not too sweet. I think that many here have underrated it. Of course, if you're looking for Czech pilsner, this isn't it. But perhaps that's why so many like it.
Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by edthehead from Maryland

Dec 01, 2021
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Reviewed by NedShakeshaft from Canada (ON)

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours straw colour body with a modest white head that retains fairly well.

Smells like sour apple with banana nut bread buried a little deeper.

I get a lot of apple on the mouth. The feel is a bit thin. Light, bready, wafery. Finishes with a hint of peppery spice.

Overall it's very drinkable. Bonus marks for how clean it is -- you can knock back several of these and not feel worse for wear. But from a pure taste perspective it's pretty straightforward.
Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by wildman69 from New York

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Hoptimologist from Canada (ON)

4.8/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I fully agree with some of the other posters completely puzzled as to the low ratings by some.
For me this is almost the perfect Pilsner.
No foam enhancers, all natural including the spring water.
Quality offering.
Apr 20, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Dec 26, 2020
Rated: 3.1 by Mulechops from Kentucky

Dec 14, 2020
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Reviewed by swim from Canada (ON)

2.72/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
L: Transparent medium yellow, some bubbles, nearly no head
S: Alcoholic sour apple with a faint malt note
T: Like watered down apple juice at first then you get the doughy caramel malts. Not very sweet, a little bitter, rather dry on the finish.
F: Not overly carbonated and light bodied, a bit watery.
O: Flavour and carbonation died out quite soon, it went from alright to sub par very quickly. The taste was inoffensive but very dull. The feel was not overly refreshing. All in all a drinkable but very boring beer, there are better cheaper options.
Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Perchy-McBride from Antarctica

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Solid, solid solid for the style. As others have mentioned, I'm quite surprised by some of the ratings. Too many folks are now hop forward beer lovers. Expand yee horizon and let your palate be your guide!
Nov 15, 2020
Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewery Biergärten and Taproom
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