Steam Whistle Pilsner | Steam Whistle Brewing

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Steam Whistle PilsnerSteam Whistle Pilsner
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:
442
Reviews:
145
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ECsurfattic
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of btg95
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSS
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I had this beer as a taster at the brewery itself. It hit the spot to be honest, as a simple yellow beer. Perhaps after a hot day cutting the grass and working outside, definitely yes. As something I crave on a daily basis, no.

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Photo of ZachT
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FRANKIE65
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isaac420L
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of kghgk
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tomghiley
1/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

looks like water, smells like a skunk, tastes like it smells, feels like drinking skunk water.

I will say this, to be fair, in a can or on draft, it scores a 0/5, in a bottle, it's at least a 1/5, for a Canadian pilsner, I'll take a King, or Collingwood pilsner any day over this, or Sawdust City's Little Norway, 3 far superior pilsners.

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Photo of leocolgan
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light, not bitter at all. Great drinking beer.

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

Photo of pimko
2.49/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of william_971
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Canada, ive bought a huge spectrum of beers, and surprisingly in Canada, if you buy cheap you taste cheap. Canada is really overated for beers, but steamwhistle along with beau's gives me some hope. Steamwhistle has not much a smell, but the taste is somewhat decent hoppy,floral like, with a nice smooth grassy taste throughout, you get a lot of nice mouthfeel. I don't get the whole notion of it having a watery taste, its not overly rich which is perfecttt on a summer day when you know youre having multiple beers. I gotta say personally, this stuff puts heineken, to shame , it felt so watery after experiencing the steamwhistle. Way to be guys, i needed a good weekend beer i could drink in numbers, this fits the ticket perfectly, plus its non-gmo, so I like they;re taking pride in the brewing process from seed to glass.

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Photo of beerdrinkr
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
1.88/5  rDev -45%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This beer is quite bad. Totally uninspired. Really not very good.

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Photo of ejh06752
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of akdo
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look: In terms of style, the Steam Whistle Pilsner is true to a Czech Pilsner. It is dark gold and produces a one-finger head which vanishes after a few sips. The natural carbonation is very low.

Smell: The microbrewery behind this beer didn't try to make me believe that the aromas are akin to any given fruit, spices or woods. I'll give them that. To my surprise, the skunkiness in the smell is weak even though the beer comes in a green bottle, which lets light in.

Taste: Nothing special. According to the microbrewery, we are supposed to feel some grassiness. In actuality, drinking this feels like buying a bottle of natural spring water at the grocery which has been made bitter with some hops and malt. Lagers or pilsners are just not my type.

Feel: The only detail setting this bland beer apart from other industrial lagers and pilsners is the lingering bitterness in your throat after a sip.

Overall: I reiterate that lagers and pilsners are not my type. This is the worse Canadian craft beer I have tasted. If the brewer's objective was to make an easily drinkable beer, then kudos to him or her. It is just an upgraded version of a lager or pilsner because of the lingering bitterness in your throat. This is the last time I drink this.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.92/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Ian_MacDonald
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Steam Whistle Pilsner from Steam Whistle Brewing
3.42 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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