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Sierra Nevada Pilsner



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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Brewed using American hallertau and spalt select hops. Straw colored, and lightly hopped. Very refreshing and light bodied. This is a wonderful example of this traditional lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7924) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 21 Oct 2011) Pale golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of bread, grain, grass and citrus. Malty, hoppy taste with bread, grain, citrus and grassy hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Draft @ The White Horse, Parsons Green SW6. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity crisp malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty crisp grainy grassy flavor. has a fruity malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Draught at Bishop’ Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Clear golden, brief head. Distinct grassy, spicy hop aroma. Dry with dense mouthfeel and light-medium body. Firm bready malt backs the hops perfectly. Marked but unassalting bitterness. Authentic, tastym and hugely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Draught at The White Horse, London. Straw golden, medium white head. Hayish malt aroma, with herbal and grassy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Tap @ White Horse. Pours clear golden with a small white head leaving small lacing. Aroma is hoppy, swettish, honey and malty. Flavor is crispy, refreshing, bitter, sweet and a bit honey. Finishes bitter and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Draught at Burger for the SN tap takeover. I had been looking for this ever since they won the gold with it at the World Beer Cup last year. If someone relatively local is going to beat Trumer, you can bet I’m going to do my best to track down a fresh sample. Luckily, this bad boy didn’t disappoint at all. Round and bready pils malt sets a lean foundation for an ample amount of spicy and floral noble hops in both flavor and aroma. Light in body with ample but not excessive carbonation. I’m already a fan of summerfest, but this takes the noble hops to the next level. Very good pils.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
Draft @ Rattle ’N’ Hum SN event. Clear golden pour with some light white head. Touch of bitterness, drynes, some light malts and a hint of sweetness. Could use some more hops, and has a touch of vegetal flavor, eck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
5 ounce sample on tap at Rubicon in Sacramento. The aroma is a little grassy and spicy with a light biscuit malt sweetness. Somewhat metallic, too. Transparent blonde/yellow body with a small white head. Starts a little grassy before biscuity malts and light cereal comes through in the middle. Finishes with a shitload of herbal, spicy, bitter hops. Crazy hops, thankfully, there is a decent malt sweetness. Please bottle. I would drink the shit out of this stuff in the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Pale golden pour with a nice tight head. The nose is quite crackery and wheaty smelling. Very grassy smelling initially with a softly perfumey hop character and a touch of spice. On the palate, the hopping is more restrained than I would have imagined. Softly earthy with a suggestion of noble character. Moderate bitterness and an oddly light hop flavour. Not using European-grown hops really seems to reduce the intensely perfumey character that typifies noble hops. The beer seems to lack finesse to me. I think the base beer is really well made and suitably flinty, but the hops used just don’t cut it for me. A little bit of lemon comes out as it warms.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Growler from bierkraft. Light pale yellow color. Small head that fades away. Lighht, crisp beer which is very good to session and went great with the pizza we had it with. Nothing stand outish, but decent nonethelesss.

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