Presque Isle Pilsner | Erie Brewing Co.

Presque Isle PilsnerPresque Isle Pilsner
192 Ratings
Presque Isle PilsnerPresque Isle Pilsner

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by allboutbierge on 09-27-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of MikeWard
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of alucardswordlol
3.94/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - About as good as most other pilsners. Golden appearance, good carbonation going on. Just enough lacing on the head to remind us that it's a pilsner.

Smell - Just by smelling this beer one can tell it is not your typical pils. Erie obviously like the malts and the aroma of this beer drives it home. Very malty with extremely subtle spice notes. A nice forewarning that this is not your average budweiser or pilsner urquel

Taste - Relatively sweet for a pilsner, but not overwhelming. A whole lot of malty, yeasty sweetness up front then the flavors almost evaporate from your palate. A completely unique attempt at a pilsner. I know many other BA's have shot the beer down due to its lack of hoppiness or dry finish but I honestly find this beer refreshing.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is just as good as any other pilsner. Very light and not hard to gulp down at all.

Overall - The aroma sets you back for a pilsner. I completely understand how some palates can be confused by this effort. However It's nice to have a pilsner that isn't a copy paste of everything else on the market. Extremely flavorful and drinkable, for that reason alone I give it
a good to very good score.

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Photo of Morey
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +35.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Slatetank
2.47/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I purchased this at Giant, consumed chilled in a tulip shared with tenderbranson69.

The appearance is tarnished hazed gold with thick creamy white head with copious lace. The smell is off -very cooked green beans or cabbage, not good. The feel is just as bad if not worse -creamy low bitterness moderate carbonation and semi-dry finish yet slightly buttery smoothness.

The flavor is not only bad it is offensive to the originators of the pilsner style, very vegetal taste lots of dms and a light toast accent...not much hop flavor but a little yeast adding some sulfury taste to the mix. Overall this beer should be seriously avoided if not removed from the market since it is obviously flawed in many ways. I suggest if you like your taste buds don't make the same mistake I did.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.3%

Presque Isle Pilsner from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.14 out of 5 with 192 ratings
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