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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1492) - Christchurch, - OCT 16, 2012
Sparkling golden colour with a persistent white head. Aromas of sweet malt and Irish whiskey, oddly enough. There is a chemical freshness along with peachy nectar. Iím undecided as to whether this is an asset or not. On the whole I have decided that I quite like the smell. In the mouth there is an enormous amount of carbonation that brings out slightly tart fruity juiciness and some of the more mellow malt characters. This is a pilsner, but not like I know it. It finishes with an almost Granny Smith apple crispness but I am left wondering about a few things. It wouldnít slot nicely into the style, it is a curious creature but not without its charms. Does this oddness harm the overall response to the beer and should it be regarded along BJCP guidelines? Iíll prevaricate and judge it whether I liked it or not along with consideration for what it would do if judged more critically. I did quite like it, I have had less charming beers but Iím looking forward to something different next.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2623) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (887) - 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 Iíve had, but it is solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. Pale golden with small head. Above average pilsner with light sweetness and mild hoppy bite.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (620) - 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: whatís the point when there are many good Pils and Bock around but having this? Once is enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1582) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Howlader (422) - - MAR 22, 2014
On draught at the Underground in Edmonton. Okay enough pilsner, could use some more body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Paincane (90) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Gold colored pour w/ pillowy white head. Grassy & bread aromas & flavors w/ low hop profile producing dry finish. Well carbonated, light smooth mouthfeel. Nice Pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Clear golden with a bubbly/rocky head. The aroma is a wee touch metallic with some earthy pale malt and a wee herbal-ish hop quality. Flavor is crisp and clean, no metallic tones from the nose thankfully, just a grassy/herbal earthy hop tone that shouts "German", some semi-dry pilsner malts, and just a wee touch of pepper. Not shabby. Just sorta forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badpuppy69 (185) - orange, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Pours a nice clear gold color with a thick soapy head. Aroma is sweet barley malt with a slight roastyness. Taste follows the Aroma with just enough hops to keep the malt from being too sweet. This is a simple but very well made Pils. Very delicious!! Light body easy drinking. The best Pils I?ve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (245) - - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a a golden yellow. Light smell malts. Taste is a little malty/bready with a good amount of carbonation.


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