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RATINGS: 1027   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Pours a thin golden color with lots of carbonated bubbles rising to a thick foamy cream white head. Aromas of malts and hops blend together perfectly. THIS is a true Pilsner, take notes Miller. Smooth refreshing taste of malts that finishes with a slight bitter hop taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Somewhat strong hop aroma. Poured a little wimpy. Hard to get adecent head on the cloudy gold body. Weak tasting. Malt and some grainy sweatness and little else. Decent body for the style though. Drinkable, but not desirable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5225) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Smells very hoppy for a pilsener. Not to similar to Czech pils, but in this case it’s a good thing. Hops not very present in taste. Could drink this beer at almost any time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Light yellow and malty on the nose. Bubbly head. Very light with a weak finish. Fine as a summer thirst quencher, but nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is light malt, slightly sweet, with some grassy hops. Nothing spectacular but a good summer session beer after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
draft. golden beer, mild pilsner taste and aroma. light malt taste and aroma. an acceptable drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Typical Pilsner light golden hay color, thin and crispy pale white head of foam scarcely remains for any duration. Less then moderate lacing in thin strings. Solid aroma of Hallertauer and Noble hops bringing a nice crispy grassyness and keeps a slender sweet malt backing with slight hints of fresh grains. Flavors are about the same with a nice crispened snap to its appeal. Lightly sweet with a moderation of hopping adding some grassyness and a high point middle of grain action girth. Levels out quickly though as it flys right off the finish leaving tiny notes of high grain earthy sourness and tin. Some trickling sweetness and hop grass returns very late in the back end quarters of the palate. Feel is OK for a Pilsner, nice holding carbonation thats crisp right from the get go yet doesn’t display any real staying power or length. The body is just shy of medium, but overall is quick to disperse. Finish lingers lightly with dry grainyness and watery deposits inbetween. Goes down easily enough, but doesn’t maintain a whole lot of interest beyond one or two glassfulls.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle. Golden beer with a nice white head. Light malt aroma with a floral hop essence. Light malt flavor with some spice and floral taste. Easy drinking. Lacking interest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. Original rating: 2.6 on 5/9/05. Pours slightly cloudy and straw colored. Head filled with thin bubbles. Malty smell, basic lager taste. Good enough, I suppose.
New rating, 9/3/06. My first rating was a sample from the bottle during a pilsener tasting, so let me open a full bottle and give it my undivided attention: Pours a slightly rocky head that settles down to about a quarter inch in my shaker. Good "beer" smell. Clear golden yellow color. Prickly bubbles sting my lips while I sip. More solid pils taste than I spotted before. Hops paint a nice portrait of European brewing, making this a solid example of the style. Worth knocking up another few notches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2005
This one lacks in the distinction department. It’s good, but too easily forgettable.

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