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Deschutes 18th Anniversary Pilsner

Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Bend, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This hoppy German-style Pilsner is winning the hearts of local brewery loyalists and national award show judges. And its earned the starring role at our anniversary parking lot bash this summer. Moving into the summer months, Deschutes Brewery is celebrating its 18th Anniversary by releasing a Pilsner by the same name. The newest beer in the Bond Street Series, 18th Anniversary Pilsner is a light, refreshing lager that is brewed mostly with Saaz hops from the Czech Republic and 100% Pilsner malt. Eighteenth Anniversary Pilsner might be a bit hoppy for a traditional pilsner but it maintains a delicate flavor profile that showcases our state-of-the-art German brew house and our brewers’ passion for this style of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Deschutes Brewery--18th Anniversary Pilsner--Bond Street Series--2006 Release. 22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--34 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Pilsner--Mild lace head. Clear thin bright straw yellow color .Rich floral Saaz hop front. Crisp tangy mild bitter caramel citrus grassy flavorful body. Clean rich tart bitter Saaz mild citrus end. Nice hoppy Pils. Sampled 7/14/2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
A quality beer even if it’s been awhile since it’s been bottled. The aroma is quite sweet, grassy with a bready touch. Flavor is noble hops, with a soft citrus angle...extremely quick and clean finish. Looks a bit odd in the glass, almost like a watere-down lemonade...and odd pale yellow color and a big fluffy white head. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2008
Not bad, but not the best thing that I have ever tried from Deschutes. A very bready malt background, with some light lemony citrus zest notes, some earthy herbal hoppiness. A typical take on a pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bomber, courtesy after4ever. I have no idea how long this rating has been sitting around, before I entered it tonight. It has to be well over a year. But as A.A. Milne observed, “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” Pours clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma and taste of noble hops, fruit and biscuit. Yup, this is a Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Light colored straw-golden body with a decent white head. Bready, malty, hopped nose. Flavor was citrusy and earthy. Not like a standard pils at all. Tangy lemony finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2007
For this style of brew I cannot imagine it coming closer to perfect for my taste. Ugly and pale in the glass with a nice, pure white h ead. Very sweet and dry with a grassy, hay, tart flavour that really works well. vey lemony with a slight malty, oat twist. The malt missing in most pilsners plays a strong role in this one and really makes it a fine drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Off notes from 11/06. Pours a crystal clear straw color with some head. Nose is slightly hoppy, but tame. Flavor is excellent. Multiple characteristics coming together for a smooth ride. Starts slightly bitter with a tart lemon/citrus edge. Touch of a sweet edge. Very smooth. Mouthfeel has a good carbonation. Unsurpassed drinkability. Happy 18th Anniversary Deschutes!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
Pours a clear golden color with a ring of white lace. Decent but not great aroma of malt and honey. The flavor has honet, malt and hops with a mild bitter finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Decent but it lacks the crisp feeling I like in German Pilsners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
07-Jun-07 (22 oz bottle: Purchased 14-Mar-07 for $3.65 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) There’s nothing quite like the sight of a well-carbonated pilsener in an authentic pilsener glass. Tiny carbonation bubbles rise slowly through the crystal clear, golden body, gradually picking up steam as they get closer to their brethren waiting for them in the small, white head. A hops-dominated nose features notes of hay and grass, but the malt aromas are light and generic. The grassy, hay-like hops continues the theme on the palate, contributing a mild bitterness from start to finish. Grainy malts are pretty standard for an American pilsener, so this beer’s main downfall -- it simply fails to match the malty richness of its German counterparts. Light-medium bodied and well-carbonated on the palate with a bit of dusty dryness in the finish and a casual, refreshing crispness that makes this beer easy to drink. Overall, this is a decent pilsener that’s certainly drinkable, but the beer misses the mark because it just can’t mimic the rich, "brew day" maltiness of the classic German examples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
Strong honey with underlying malty sweetness and herbal, grassy hops apparent. Brilliantly clear blonde body is topped by a low but lasting partial cover of large bubbled white head that leaves some spotty lace. Moderate bitterness over sweet and lightly musty honey flavour. Straw and herbal hops offer counterpoint but are perhaps faded. Sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. Thin, light body is somewhat lifeless in the mouth despite aggressive carbonation. Bottle sampled in Fall, 2006 with beerbuzzmontreal, Cathschlag, GlouGlouBurp, MartinT, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Yowie.

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