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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We always wanted to make a year-round German-style Pilsner. Both because it tastes great and it’s a favorite of ours. We import bagged German Pilsner malt and manually add 3,300 pounds to each batch because we believe that’s what it takes to make a great German pilsner. We source all Hallertau Hersbrucker hops, which we prize for their mix of floral and “Noble” notes. Then we wait. This beer is unfiltered, so we rely on natural lagering techniques (i.e. long times and cold temperatures) to get this beer as bright as sunshine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Yellow, nice white head. Smells grassy, corny. Taste is grain and grassy hops. kind of but not overly crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle:   Yellowish straw, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dank grassy nose, a little musty straw/hay.   Soft dry straw/hay on the tongue.   Could stand to have a touch more sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not terribly crisp, but it is clean.   Lingering straw and hay.   Very much middle of the road.   Wished it were a bit sharper.   Average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
651mL from Whole Foods Bend, OR. Pours a clear straw. Thick, sheets of lacing. Nose is heavier biscuit is thick marmalade, chamomile, clover honey, freshly cut grass. bright tangerine/grapefruit. Taste is dry, hoppy, grassy, thicker honey and biscuit balance. Longer grassy hop finish with thicker honey and biscuit malt to balance. Seems like a solid MrChopin and 3fourths style pilsner that gets the thumbs up from a big pilsner lover.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1014) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2013
22oz bottleA: Pale straw, foamy white head. Rows of carbonation.N: Malt, grape, straw, grass, some hop citrus and lemon. Bready crackers. T: Quite sweet with only a hint of hop bitterness. Doesn?t hit that prime spot for me.M: Lighter bodied that?s slightly oily.O: Not a great attempt at the style, unfortunately. Might?ve been on the shelf too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6488) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours a super clear golden color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of pils malt and some sulfur. Sweet, some biscuit, light pepper, mellow pilsner malt. Pretty clean and tasty. Listed as liquid sunshine Pilsner. Celebrated the Pirate’s first Playoff win since 92. BUCN! Amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
51 points on RateBeer. Ugh. Makes me angry that some people even review pilsners. This bright yellow beer with great bubbles percolating upwards is crisp and clean with a slight grain taste. I enjoyed this beer and it paired well with a ham and cheese sandwich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2013
Draught at Breakside Restaurant & Pub Brewery in Portland. Light grassiness, and very light fruit -- pears. Very pale straw color. Nice sweet grassy initial / balances so nicely in mid / final goes sweet again. Thin-medium body. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
22oz bottle from "Trader Joe" in Salem,OR. $3.79 Pours a typical pilsener yellow, but the head is quite nice..thick and creamy . OK aromas..of grassy hop ,cereal and a little earthy. Taste is about the same as the aroma.. except the grassy hop also turns fruity. OK mouthfeel,about average for style OK summer drink but not IMO a pilsener Another of these PNW lagers masquerading as a pils. Be truthful this is a nice drinkable lager with a PNW twist

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors about two weeks ago. I'm trying to drink my pils young because the general quick degradation of this style... And I like my pilsners crisp. Pours a lasting white foam with a light carbonation and golden body. Light grassy aroma. Minimal malt base and pleasant hops. Very good and enjoyable. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale straw body with a short white head. Sweet-smelling rice cake and corn syrup and potato starch malt aroma with heavy vitamin chalkiness and some light German hops (lemon and spice). Light body with yogurt and starchy saltine cracker yeast / malt play. Growing bitterness across the middle. Plastic wrap and marshmallow puff finish. Neutral-flavored hops with relatively high bitterness compared to the lean body. Fizzy carbonation with starchy rice hull and grain husks and a distinct nutri-sweet finish. The hops are at least German; the malt is coarse and the carbonation fizzy. Another throw-away beer. See Heater Allen for how to do this style right.

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