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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2005
This one did not really do much for me. Very light tasting, and harsh in the aftertaste. Did not have the nice balance that pilseners from Victory game me. Not the best beer from an otherwise great brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2005
I was told this is what Budweiser wants to taste like, and its true. Usually not a pilsner fan but this was pleasently surprising. Had a good bite for a pilsner. Poured a little darker than most pils. Not much of an aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I think this is one of the best pilsners I’ve ever had. It’s got a really nice full flavor. Rather tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
North Coast has pleased my palate with both it Old Rasputin and Red Seal. But, in my world, a pilsener is a pilsener is a pilsener. It poured a clear golden body mounted by a white, soapy head. Very smooth in the mouth with a peppery, hay flavor. Finishes crisp and slightly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
A nice light and refreshing brew. it tastes just like it looks clean finishes nice a good beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Draught. Clear golden color with thin head. Moderate carbonation. Not much nose to speak of. Grainy flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Not much bitterness. No sweetness. A bit boring, but better than your macro pilsners by a long shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2005
The 12 oz. stubby bottle this micro brewed Pilsner came in proclaimed its adherence to Reinheitsgebot, without actually uttering the word, by stating: Water, Barley, Hops, Yeast & That’s All.

The look was classic Pilsner, with a pale clear yellow body, high level of carbonation, and a smallish white head. The brewer did not say bottle conditioned, but the carbonation looked natural to me. The aroma was pleasantly hoppy without being overbearingly so. Grassy, crisp, and little grainy, the aroma did a good job drawing me in.

The taste was clean, with neither the malt, nor the hops being clearly dominant, and a little lemon twist like tang. An embodiment of subtle refreshment, the beer did not attempt to break out of the quintessential mission statement of the style. It did however feel slightly blander than other American micro brewed Pilsners.

An above average Pilsner, made better by the fact that it is fresher stateside than the imports.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Poured golden with a foamy white head. Aroma had floral hops, citrus and malts. Very German Pilsner taste with the malts working quite well. This was pretty good. Certainly a summer beer I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2005
12 oz bottle pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is of light malts and floral hops. Flavor is grainy with a nice hop finish. On the palate this is light, crisp and clean as a goos pilsner should be. Great beer for a summer day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6839) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 I like this brewer but am not a big fan of Pilseners in general. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a medium sized white head that left good lacing. The aroma was lightly tangy and malty with a vague sweetness. The flavor is light sour malts with some bread and a hint of nut. The beer turns a bit sour on the finish. Not too bad for a Pilsener.

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