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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Mermaids, those mysterious aquatic lovelies, have popped up all over the world in legend since 1000 BC. No scientific evidence has ever surfaced to support their existence, but weíre not ones to argue with folklore.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of corn and light piney hops. Taste is light bitter. Pine hops and corn with a little bready malt. Light bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and an average finish. Overall, not bad. Would be a great beer for drinking outside in the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1690) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Adding rye to a hoppy beer, like a pale ale or an IPA, is a good idea because it imparts a nice spicy bite. But in a lager? Thatís the concept behind Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner. The rye doesnít make it a wholly unique-tasting beer, but itís enough to give it more flavor than your average lager.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pure gold color; almost crystal clear but a slight haze to it; plenty of visible carbonation. Forms a large, bright white, foamy head which retains and laces about average.

Smell: Familiar lager aroma with a hint of rye and some lemon rind, otherwise not very aromatic.

Taste: Take a macro lager and subtract the adjuncts and replace them with some rye and thatís what you get with Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner. More clean-tasting than anything else, itís mildly bitter but with noticeable dry malt presence. The rye appears in the middle of the palate creating for a hint of spice and again in the aftertaste, along with the six other malts to give a biscuity/bready-like taste to the palate.

The label brags that it uses four different hops and is dry hopped, but itís still not what I would consider a hoppy or even bitter lager. Thereís enough hops in the beer to notice, but anyone expecting strong citrusy or piney notes should opt for the Sword Swallower instead. Thereís some lemonpeel and a hint of flowers to taste, but otherwise itís mild.

Drinkability: At 5.5% ABV, Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner is actually pretty big for even a pale American pilsner. Though the carbonation is clear, itís not overwhelming - making for a light, crisp mouthfeel. Itís not what I would consider a refreshing beer per se, especially considering the aftertaste is slightly dry with a bit of a chalky sensation. Still, itís a nice to find a craft lager that drinks like a lager without any gimmicks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
spicy, clean, well hopped , well balanced refreshing. Hits all the right notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Clean, crisp pilsener that is lightly unfiltered resulting in a beautiful swirling head. Spicy, peppery and pure tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hainer (19) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
Excellent golden amber pils. The boldness of the rye enhances the spiciness. Bitter hops give hints of coriander and citrus. The stable mouthfeel lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
12oz bottle, received gratis from the brewery. Thanks, folks! I think Iíve tried this once before in a previous incarnation and, as with a number of their other lagers, it was pretty coarse. Current version is an improvement. Pours a brilliantly clear, deep golden color headed towards orange land; fine-bubbled white head with solid lacing. Mineral and fruity aroma, with a juicy orange note thatís dropped off slightly from itís presence in a bottle from a week ago (that one just popped with fresh oranges); Pils malt well expressed, touch of spicy hops, nicely crisp. Medium body; medium-high to high CO2; a nice sharp jolt of carbonation at the tip of the tongue; rounded mouthfeel, showing mineral and fruity bitterness, just a touch of assertive rye (nothing coarse like earlier versions as I remember them); a solid, assertive, rounded lager with a pillowy Pils-malt middle. First bottle was even better, so drink up. Toasty, dry finish, with just enough lingering mineral bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - JUN 28, 2012
Pour is a nice light gold. Very mild aroma of yeast and pepper. A soft rye bite covers up the usual sweet malts leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. Refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3487) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Enjoyed with Adam whilst waiting in line at Fette Sau in Brooklyn. The beer is copper hued and transparent with a quarter inch of white head. Definitely smells like a pils. Nice and malty with a touch of hops in the finish. Nothing amazing, but fun to tick while I await my BBQ. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (1039) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle in Brooklyn-- Pours clear yellow with thin white head. Nose is citrus and flower. Aromas are biscuit, citrus, white flower, peach. Average carbonation, light body. Medium dry bitter finish. Reminds me more a pale ale than a pils, but whatever, it's good and refreshing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
A mid gold coloured beer with a weak white head. A light lemony hop aroma with a background in of light malt. Dry mouthfeel. The taste starts off with a light refreshing lemony flavour, with a hint of floral hop, this is then followed by a smooth, cereal malt flavour that sweetens the taste to a light and well balanced finish. Draught @ The 3 Monkeys, New York.


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