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Slimy Pebble PilsSlimy Pebble Pils

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WVbeergeek on 12-24-2013

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Reviews by tone77:
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3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some mild malts. Taste is light, grains, malts, floral, a bit of an unusual aftertaste. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

The CANQuest (TM) is up and running today! I have divested myself of so many bottles that it is silly, but now I am back where I belong.

From the CAN: "1% of all sales helps fight stupidity."; "A true Pilsner beer"; "You [CAN] only embrace freedom if you take responsibility. S[CAN] Your C[AN]!"; "Enjoy responsibly & Please recycle".

I got a little spritz across the fingers on the Crack! which usually indicates good carbonation. It was a brimful craft CAN, for sure, and I found out that it is often by design to reduce head space (primary) and to make the CANsumer happy (secondary). I actually initiated an Inverted Glug, but I had to back off when the head became too much to CANtrol. The pseudo-cascade settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Solid Gold (SRM = 5), baby, with NE-quality clarity! Of course, this was like a Siren call to the Unholy Trio of Croesus, Mammon and Midas, still coming off of their earlier high. I often wonder why, with all of their gelt, they feel the need to hit me up for some. I guess that is how they hang onto their riches. Nose left no question that it was a German-style Pils, since the malts were getting in the way of the grassy hops. It took me a while, but I realized that as a self-avowed hophead, I need not be CANstrained to APAs and AIPAs. Pilsners will also do the trick, but Czech Pils are the best, IMHO, because they focus on the hops, while German Pilsners allow the malts to lead the way. Mouthfeel was medium. I was pleasantly surprised by how upfront the grassy hops actually were in this one! This was not slimy at all. Granted, it was not as outright hoppy as a Czech Pils might be, but it was not heavy on the malt, either. Finish was semi-dry with the malts making a brief reappearance before allowing the hops to linger. 5% ABV puts it at the upper threshold for a session beer, but on a hot, humid Summer day, this could fill the cooler with CANs with no problem.

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Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dacrza1
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

DATE: August 12, 2016... OCCASION: After a construction-related trip, we are now settling in at Uncle Jer's... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours a light golden body with sparse effervescence... the head, courtesy of a can in crisis, explodes with thick white froth that settles to thick glass-clinging algae and an even quarter-finger topping... an intriguing, slightly funky lemon grass crops up in the nostrils, while the hops also suggest softened Saaz ping... the malts are doughy, with barnyard funk an unwelcome suggestion... smooth, sippable to the point of slammable... light in body and effervescent enough to refresh... little aftertaste, with a dry finish... flavors include lemongrass, sourdough, flowers, apple and pear....on a humid, hot night, this beer is a reasonable compliment, refreshing enough... the first I had from this brewery, this pilsner suggests that others in their portfolio are worth tasting...

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Photo of tdm168
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McMatt7
3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Justinrkelly
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. This interesting pils pours a cloudy yellowish amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, spacious pool, and nice lacing. Nose of light grains, light caramel malts, and subtle hops, and a light touch of citrus. Flavors follow the nose with subtly sweet caramel and grains, followed by a subtle lemon peel and more grains on the background. Finish is subtly sweet with a herbal hop kick. Finish is moderately dry and subtly sweet. Decent session brew.


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Photo of trevorpost
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

-can. 1% of all sales helps fight stupidity.

(3.25) A: Pale lemon with a hint of orange, quick release of macro-effervesce. Soapy oatmeal colored head, has large voids, stands 2 inches in a pilsner glass that quickly dissipates to a washy covering. No lace here.

(3.20) S: Pilsner grains, hint of orange, light strength with some dried herbal hops.

(3.50) T: Dry grain flavor, light dried orange, dried herbal hops with a flash of malt sweetness. Finishes with a wet kiss of lemony hopping. Has a bit of funky grains/greenery and yeastiness after the swallow that lingers a bit.

(3.35) M: Slippery, slimy texture, or subliminal? Carbonation around the tongues edges but more laid back then crisp.

(3.45) O: Traditional german styled pilsner, decent flavor, though capping and mouthful could use some work, which is rather insignificant in retrospect. Most people have been spoiled by the amercian hop infused pilsners of late, this is more dry, with a good pilsner malt backing, with an slightly above average level of hops then an german counterpart, but trends more closer to tradition then being bastardized version.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brock915
2.81/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of CountryRock2001
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JDW4195
3.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of PCATD
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.05/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured into a pilsner glass.

2.75 A: Clear deep yellow color. Big foamy white head requiring two pours. Retention is average and spotty lacing is left.

2.0 S: Grainy maltiness with a dusty woodiness. Nondescript fruitiness. Hmm. This isn't what I want in a pilsner. It isn't clean. There's a vegetal component that is DMS-like, but it's not quite corny.

2.0 T: The taste isn't any better. Lots of strange vegetal off-flavors. The base is again grainy with lemony fruitiness.

2.5 M: Even the mouthfeel is lacking. Medium body. Despite lots of carbonation, it seems flat on the tongue. Lacking in creaminess.

1.75 D: I hope the rest of the mixed 8-pack does better than this one.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Scott_Thomas
3.44/5  rDev 0%

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Slimy Pebble Pils from North Country Brewing
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