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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Formerly Sudwerk Pilsner.

A Northern German-style Pilsner brewed in Northern California. Our pilsner is brewed entirely with pale two-row Weyermann, true to the style. A special blend of Bavarian Hallertauer and Tettnanger hops are used during brewing, adding to the sharp finish. Winner of the coveted “Brewers Choice” award for 25 consecutive years and counting.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Pours golden with only very gentle bubbles and a nice fluffy head. The nose is quite shandy-ish with notes of sweet malt and lemon. The taste has sweet pale malt and lemon again. The palate is medium bodied with a nice tangy texture and a fresh finish. Overall, not a typical German Pilsen in my opinion but well made.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 9/13/11

Aroma: The nose is german malts, grass, cereal, and a little floral hops
Appearance: It pours a clear yellow color with a fizzy white head and streaky lace
Flavor: The taste is balanced betweem the crisp, cereal malts and floral hops
Palate: The body is light and crisp with a fairly clean mouthfeel and lively carbonation
Overall Impression: Honestly, I didn’t think this was a bad pilsner at all. It had a pretty decent flavor, it was on style, and it had a crisp and clean mouthfeel. It’s fairly simple, and not particularly interesting, but it works for what it is trying to be, so I’d drink this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5295) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle from MyBrewerytap.com. Pours clear light golden with a small white head, that disappears fast. Aroma is grassy and floral hops. Taste is fresh and crisp hops, good dry and bitter end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11065) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle at the Yolo Beer Fest. Pours pale gold with a white head. Iight citrusy aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is bready with light noble hop. Finishes decently bitter.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2007 Total Score: 2.8
Very light aroma. Seems a bit fishy, but that makes no sense. LIght brassy color with a white head that tries to lace. Medium bodied, the carbonation renders it a bit chewy, and the hop is appropriate for a pilsener. The finish is lightly bitter, and not so dry as might be desireable. Pilsener it is, but Pilsener Urquell it is not. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1342) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle via secret Santa pours a clear golden/yellow with a medium white head. Subdued aroma of malt and grain, with grassy hops. Taste is clean, but like the aroma nothing really pops here. It’s well balanced and very drinkable, a very decent Pilsner, however lacks brightness and crispness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of a flight at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light skunk, corn, wheat. Tastes of pears, citrus, wheat. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber yellow with a bubbly head and much carbonation. Head reduces as carbonation exits. Smells a bit chemically with lots of fragrance. First sip awfully bitter but in a good way; goes down real easy. Very light on the palate. Nice and smooth overall. Refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours medium golden orange with a thin white head. Malty bready nose with a hint of honey. Same in the flavor with a bit of oxidation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
A yellow pils with a thin white head. A light crisp malt aroma with light German hops. In mouth, crisp malt with light German hops, mineral nots, nice and refreshing. On tap at brewpub, August 27 2009.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Light sweet bready aroma with good grassy notes. Clean pils aroma. Pours pale yellow with a thinnish head that leaves after a while. Sweet and bready up front, somewhat sweet grassy notes in the finish. Light peppery bitterness rounds it out. Rather light, drinkable, and clean.


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