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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 27, 2006
(12oz Bottle. Draft at brewery. Draft. 03/2006) Wonderful sulfur, malt and floral hop aromas. Beautiful pale straw gold just approaching gold with a fizzy white head. Malty with just the right hint of hops. A medium-full palate. This really is a good beer and I’m not sure why it is rated so low ... maybe it just doesn’t travel well?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
A refreshing summer beer. Borderline light for this style, though better than most American pilseners. A pale lager without the corn or rice spritzy known in macrobrews. I would like more hop bite and aroma. Not as "rich" as adertised, in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Light gold in color with a white head. Grainy aroma with a mild floral hop backbone. Nice pils bitterness to the flavor. A very solid pilsner. Good and long-lasting hop bitterness. Pronounced tettnanger hop flavor.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2005
My bottle was commercially labelled for the Marines’ Historical Hotel and Museum in San Francisco, CA. named "Leatherneck Lager." picture of a marine on front running with a rifle. pretty cool. unfortunately, the beer itself leaves much to be desired. looks like gingerale. a very clear, watered hay-yellow, bubbling over (highly carbonated). little aroma. sweet malts. tastes of roasted malts and finishes slightly bitter (mild hops). thin mouthfeel, at first, but an offense and viscous residue is left uncomfortably behind. overall a weak, bland taste. not much too it.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 9, 2005
I tried all 4 of the Sudwerk beers on tap and I found this one to be the worst. No smell, high carbonation, very bitter. Not their best offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Clear gold, gentle white head. Bready, but even moreso grainy aroma from an unsteady pilsner malt, hesitating between taking the lead through pure grain flavours or letting the perfumey, leafy and lemony. Light bodied, fairly bitter, but still relatively sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2649) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Small white head, fair retention with little to no lacing. Pale blond color. Nose is lightly grapey and grainy. Body is light/medium. Clean malts, bready notes with a light hop spiceyness. Finish is almost dry. Thanks Stephen!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pale golden in color. Head sits like whip cream on top of this highly carbonated lager. Dry aromatics with spicy hops and an underpinning of malt. Mouthfeel is soft and pleasing. Flavor is wrapped with aggressive hop flavor but a little hop bitterness that allows the malt and hop flavor to prevail. Hop flavor is earthy and spicy and maltiness has a subtle graininess.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Draft from early 05 visit. Nice bright gold pour, and a decent clean light malty nose. Clean crisp malt flavor, and muted hops, with nice corn flavors. A decent pilsener beer, considering its not my favorite style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
The best german style pils around. Soft honeyed malt with a touch of hay. Very clean hop bitterness with a lite nose of grass and honeydew. Nice hop nose clean and soft dry finish.


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