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RATINGS: 110   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
Think it was called Lager when I had it Sparkling dark gold. Malt nose and taste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
.3L on tap at the brewpub. Crisp, grassy, vegetal-like nose with a mild doughiness present. Fair enough. Transparent blonde color with a large, frothy, whitish head and lots of lacing. Crisp, slightly spicy and grassy hoppiness to start. Middle has an interesting astringency to it with a bit of breadiness. Mild spiced hops make their presence again in the finish. A nice and refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3395) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 oz bottle purchased at the Pizza Port bottle shop in Carlsbad, California. Pour is a clear light yellow soft golden with a 1 1/2 inch pure white head. The head falls with thick bubbles. Aroma is fresh cereal grain, along with light floral and nice grass in the back. Taste is cracked cereal grain, followed close behind by the floral grassiness, which has some sharpness to it. Finishes with earthy mineral floral yeast. Palate is light bodied, though has a nice less filtered weight to it. Dry clean gypsum finish. Nice clean easy drinking Pils.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3220) - Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2006
Large white head topping a light yellow body that exhibits a slight haze. Fresh lemony hop aroma. Good bitterness with a solid malt balance. Smooth and well done. Thanks to droopy49 for the chance to try this one.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2004
Yellowish gold color with no head. Looks like champagne. Aroma and taste is like malted corn juice. If it wasn’t for the lively carbonation, I’d pour this shit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
04-Jul-07 (12 oz bottle, Bottled on 28-Jul-06: Purchased 01-Jun-07 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA) This is a perfect example why I strongly advocate revisiting beers whenever possible. Previously, I seemed to think the beer was overtly sweet, but my perceptions must have been out of whack that day (or maybe they’re out of whack today?). Crisp, dry, hoppy, and moderately bitter, this is anything but a sweet pilsener. When the beer is cold, the malts present a solid base for the beer, but don’t seem especially accented in any direction, being neither strongly grainy, corny or bready. Modest breadiness begins to emerge in the finish as the beer warms up, but the hop flavor and bitterness remain at the forefront, which is pretty impressive for a pilsener that was bottled 11 months ago and likely kept at room temperature before falling into my hands. With the crisp, clean hoppy attack and finish, the unobtrusive malt backing, the medium carbonation, and the light-medium body, this beer is easy to drink and very refreshing like a pilsener ought to be. The nose is only moderately aromatic, presenting a pleasant hop aroma and some light graininess of the malt. Straw-colored and slightly hazy, with the typical half-inch white head falling away to a wide ring. A quality offering from Sudwerk, but what else is new?!

15-Mar-05 (12 oz bottle: BevMo in La Jolla, CA) A rather flavorful pilsener, bready, with a mild hop bitterness lending some balance. However, what is strikingly prominent is the sweetness. It’s sweet, almost to the point of calling it sugary, and especially when you consider the style of beer this is, the sweetness really stands out, especially in the finish. While somewhat crisp from hops, the lightly carbonated mouthfeel is soft and pleasant. This most certainly is not a dry pilsener though. Fairly sweet, malty nose has a much lighter hops aroma in the background. Medium yellow color is accompanied by a bit of haziness. Whitish head is fairly small on the pour, fades to a broken sheen, but leaves some patchy lacing behind. So while I’ve used the word "sweet" too many times for a pilsener, and this is a rather simple, one-dimensional, easy drinking beer, Sudwerk has produced yet another enjoyable beer that I would definitely recommend trying unless you like your pilseners crisp and dry. (7, 3, 6, 4, 13 = 3.3)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2978) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours light gold with a large frothy head. Aroma is clean and mineral with a hint of berries. Taste is clean with lager malts. Crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
A very respectable pilsener. Well hopped, but not overly so. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2713) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Slightly creamy grain aroma. Slightly bitter and malty. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Slightly sweet with some hops and grains. Slightly grassy flavor. Bitter finish. Good pils.


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