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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
On tap, part of the 10 beer sampler. Light color, slighty hoppy, but not much to it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (759) - USA - JUN 9, 2010
Crisp....really crisp. A common claim for pilsners so I guess that is the desirable feature, and this one overachieves at that. Overall, it is a a lot better than macro lager. The ugly nuttyness that dances with Saccharomyces pastorianus is on full display. Sudwerk brews up some good stuff, but they make styles that are not my favorite. So "great for style" is final verdict.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
pale straw color. Nose of light corn and cereal grains. Sweet and floral hints as well. Exceptional cleanup. Lots of clean, smooth maltiness.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Clear sun bleached straw yellow. The hop is so light the malt sticks out, it mellows but the flavor lasts. It has a slight bitter.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (395) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pale gold with no head. Aroma of lemon drops. Dry malty with mild hop bitterness. Finish is dry and malty. Crisp, clean and not particularly interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Onionkid (370) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. The aroma is grassy and malty. Flavor is similar, with some bread crust and zest along with the grass and malts. Crisp finish, slightly sweet. Very tasty for a pilsner!

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.


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