RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Butte Creek Organic Pilsner is light, crisp, refreshing, and delicious, just like a pilsner should be. This pilsner was recognized as a Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival. Brewed with organic Pale and Carapils malts, and Wakatu and Organic Sterling hops - we use only the finest ingredients to make this easy drinking beer. To ensure that our Organic Pilsner is "Pilsner Perfect," we use a lager yeast to fashion that smooth, dry finish so characteristic of the pilsner style. This satisfying Americanization of an old German style beer can be enjoyed both liberally and frequently! 4.5% ABV, OG 11.5, IBU 26.

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Jow (4209) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle at home just random grocery grab. Pale yellow pour. Nose is yeasty and straw. Tastes of straw, bready, paper, dry hops, maybe lemon zest. Watery. Slightly odd aftertaste.

MBlessing (1655) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
Goldgelb schaum is ganz ok, malzig süßer duft, etwas wässrig getreidig malzig süß, naja...

pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle pours light gold with white head. Grass, citrus, floral. Moderate bitterness, lightly sweet. Light crisp body. Initial taste isn’t too spectacular, but gets better as it warms up a little.

Fwamps (14) - - MAY 30, 2015
Good for a Pilsner. Crisp and light. Not terribly flavorful but good for a hot summer day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

arbine (8) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Fruity and fresh with a slightly bitter aftertaste that finishes off the first sweetness really well. Not as bitter as I would expect my real Pilsner to be -and as I personally like it - but that’s to be expected, I guess.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Pilsner is a style I never had much affinity for until the last few years. So many breweries make generic pale lagers than they call “pilsner” but really only few put out traditional, to-spec pilsners and Butte Creek’s “Organic Pilsner” is an example of one done right. This is a clean-tasting, yet fairly complex palette that’s gorgeous-looking and amazingly drinkable. I’m scoring it high because of those latter two factors.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a footed pilsner glass. There was no freshness date. It cost $3 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Perfectly golden hue; nearly crystal clear with plenty of effervescence always visible. Pours to a medium-sized, white, frothy head which retains laces very well.

Smell: Light spicy Noble hops and plenty of pils malt. No DMS.

Taste: There’s a difference between true pilsner and pale lager. Anyone that doesn’t understand the difference would do well to try this beer as a good example. Light spicy hop sensation right away. Not especially bitter at only 26 IBUs, though it is a little tingly from the Noble hops. Slight cracker-like maltiness through the middle with a zesty lemony sensation as it goes down. Well-balanced to be sure, but still quite delectable. It may not be amazingly delicious, but it is much much more than just satisfying. It’s a pilsner drinker’s pilsner.

Drinkability: It’s rare to find a commercial pilsner under 5% ABV. At 4.5% ABV, Butte Creek Organic Pilsner is one of the lightest versions you’ll find by a mainstream brewery. It doesn’t sacrifice body, though. Yes it’s thin and crisp in the mouth, but it’s by no means watery or boring. There’s constant flavor delivery from beginning to end and quite refreshing while in the mouth. This would be a perfect brew to utilize the convenience of cans rather than bottles. Sessionable for drinkers of all skill levels.

Score: 9/10

Jrwhitney6 (522) - - MAY 3, 2015
Beer of month club. Pours a straw color with decent head. Malt/yeast nose. Taste is of a crisp Pilsner - some malt, slightly metallic taste (but not bad), and maybe a drop hoppier than normal pils. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

slowrunner77 (13368) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Crisp as a good pilsner should be, but pretty lifeless after that. Sweet lightly fruity malt and a very subtle hop bite. In all fairness, not sure of the age, but it’s ok."

jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at Magnolia Natural Market and Cafe in Aiken. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Straw, earthy, malty, hay aromas. Nice, straw, earthy, slight grassy, grainy flavors. Not bad.

degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with faint green highlights and a high, lacy, bleached-white head. Nose is lemon, a very faint salinity, and cereal. Some hops on the front of the tongue, but it fades quickly; hollow on the midpalate, with a metallic overtone and a medicinal funkiness. Finish is long, murky, and ashy bitter. Not too crazy about this one.

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