RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Mermaids, those mysterious aquatic lovelies, have popped up all over the world in legend since 1000 BC. No scientific evidence has ever surfaced to support their existence, but were not ones to argue with folklore.

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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (5214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Hazy, apricot colored, thin head. Very muted aroma (on tap). Muddled, slightly briny and starchy. Musky, Bohemian spoiled fruit notes. Medium light body, stale fruit finish. A bumbling brew - its easier to say what this beer is not rather than to actually describe it. In a nutshell, its not good. On tap, Momos.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Clean, crisp pilsener that is lightly unfiltered resulting in a beautiful swirling head. Spicy, peppery and pure tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
spicy, clean, well hopped , well balanced refreshing. Hits all the right notes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (6085) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft at Alchemy. Hazy golden orange. Thin white head. Lemony sweet dry hops. The rye adds a certain depth to it. An interesting, refreshing medium bodied beer. The rye detracts from its sessionability, making it feel fuller. Lemon bread, floral honey finish. OK, very forgettable.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
JonR (40) - - FEB 5, 2012
Solid pilsner, nice combination of hops, an easy drink with food, light on the palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Adding rye to a hoppy beer, like a pale ale or an IPA, is a good idea because it imparts a nice spicy bite. But in a lager? Thats the concept behind Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner. The rye doesnt make it a wholly unique-tasting beer, but its enough to give it more flavor than your average lager.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pure gold color; almost crystal clear but a slight haze to it; plenty of visible carbonation. Forms a large, bright white, foamy head which retains and laces about average.

Smell: Familiar lager aroma with a hint of rye and some lemon rind, otherwise not very aromatic.

Taste: Take a macro lager and subtract the adjuncts and replace them with some rye and thats what you get with Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner. More clean-tasting than anything else, its mildly bitter but with noticeable dry malt presence. The rye appears in the middle of the palate creating for a hint of spice and again in the aftertaste, along with the six other malts to give a biscuity/bready-like taste to the palate.

The label brags that it uses four different hops and is dry hopped, but its still not what I would consider a hoppy or even bitter lager. Theres enough hops in the beer to notice, but anyone expecting strong citrusy or piney notes should opt for the Sword Swallower instead. Theres some lemonpeel and a hint of flowers to taste, but otherwise its mild.

Drinkability: At 5.5% ABV, Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner is actually pretty big for even a pale American pilsner. Though the carbonation is clear, its not overwhelming - making for a light, crisp mouthfeel. Its not what I would consider a refreshing beer per se, especially considering the aftertaste is slightly dry with a bit of a chalky sensation. Still, its a nice to find a craft lager that drinks like a lager without any gimmicks.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A: Pale golden-orange with a one finger white head. Quickly receded and left spotty lacing. S: Bready with some soft herbal hops. Not the typical grassy/citric hop profile one expects from a german style pils. T: Again, bready malts and soft herbal hop bitterness. In the end, the profile is a bit to rich and dense for my liking. M: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Lacking the crispness and refreshing character of traditional german pilseners. O: Suffers a bit from the bulky body and lack of a refreshing finish. Not a bad beer by any means, just not what Id want to drink when reaching for a pils

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
while the description seems to emphasize the hops, i didnt really get an overtly hoppy flavor here. which is fine by me as im not into hop bombs. i think maybe the rye balanced it out, which im a big fan of. some toffee and butterscotch notes with a mild woody earthy note throughout. the finish is a bit off balanced and odd, but not unpleasant. id like to try this again sometime.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
12oz bottle from Picks poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of corn and light piney hops. Taste is light bitter. Pine hops and corn with a little bready malt. Light bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and an average finish. Overall, not bad. Would be a great beer for drinking outside in the summer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from my sister for my birthday. Brilliant orange pour with decent rocky white head. Grainy aromas with earthy grassy hop aromas. Flavours are slightly sweet with subtle hop finish. Nice easy drinking beer.


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