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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition from Munich and Klages malts, Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Scrimshaw has a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (1866) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample pour at a festival. Pours almost clear gold with a fizzy white head . tastes like musky grains, light sweet corn and hops. Smells like musky grains and light hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sonnycheeba (3303) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample pour at a festival. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal malts, light corn, some funk, and light floral notes. Flavor is malty with some toast, faint hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I poured this into a pilsener. The appearance was a nice golden yellow color with a decent transparency showcasing a decent carbonation rising at a moderate pace. The smell was definitely the German malts coming through in their usual bready sort of way. The taste was sweet from the German malts. There isn’t any aftertaste, but it does have a decent dry finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation has the usual harshness I look for in a German Pilsener and its good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this is a pretty good stab at a German Pilsener by an American brewer. Try it if you see it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit sehr schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchig, Citrus. Geschmack fruchtig malzig, leicht hopfig, getreidig.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
On-tap at the Newport Beach Yard House: I needed to calm down after some heavy duty brews and this seemed a good idea at the time! Refreshing and sobering. Bog standard Pilsner/Lager, golden body that was bright, clear and clean looking. Nothing to set it apart from thousands like it around the world, typical almost odourless nose and a slight hop flavour in the taste. This is kind of beer I drink when cooking, it cools me down but doesn’t harm me in any way. Scored objectively.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2719) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a straw yellow color with slightly orange hues. Aroma of lemon and bread. Orange flavor with some lemon, molasses, and bread. Not a typical pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2014
Crystal clear light gold. Light sweet malt aroma, with slight grain. Crisp and very clean tasting with nice drying mouthfeel. Lively carb bite and medium body that lasts throughout. Pronounced bitterness, with a slight skunk that arrived as it warms. Hay flavor and slight sweet dough linger in the finish. Not the best pilsner I’ve had, but it is solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with small head. Above average pilsner with light sweetness and mild hoppy bite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (751) - HONG KONG - MAR 29, 2014

355 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Clear golden orange colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very small lacing and fizzy carbonation; Sweet aroma of Munich malt, with orange, honey, molasses, light bread, lemon and very light grass; Light sweet taste of malt, with earth, faint orange zest, floral, hint of honey, light molasses, light bread, thin spices, and very light lemony grass; Close to light body. Quite slick palate; Mouth feel is like a Heller Bock without booze and sugar. Easy, light-weight, low sweetness but that Munich-induced Bock taste is very prevalent, with good touches of orangey honey notes. Malt is moderate, bare-bone breadyness. Not our usual German Pils but still refreshing enough; Hoppiness is light orange and grass nose. Light earth, light spice, and very light lemony grassy hops in taste. Faint bitterness background, mostly Munich malt honey molasses- like finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is not the usual German-style Pils. Not lager-like, not very rich, and not lemony-bitter at all. Its rather like a de-boozed and low-sweet Bock. Very easy and no-doubt good for Summer, but it begs the question: what’s the point when there are many good Pils and Bock around but having this? Once is enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
I really wanted to like this brew... I did but it just didn;t live up to other beers from North Coast with a flat profile and light malts and hops. Even as a pilsner its a bit underwhelming overall. Pours a light gold with a soapy head. The nose is light and grassy with cereal notes. Much of a similar state in the middle with a light aftertaste of grassy hops.

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