RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition from Munich and Klages malts, Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Scrimshaw has a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 16, 2012
Sparkling golden colour with a persistent white head. Aromas of sweet malt and Irish whiskey, oddly enough. There is a chemical freshness along with peachy nectar. I’m undecided as to whether this is an asset or not. On the whole I have decided that I quite like the smell. In the mouth there is an enormous amount of carbonation that brings out slightly tart fruity juiciness and some of the more mellow malt characters. This is a pilsner, but not like I know it. It finishes with an almost Granny Smith apple crispness but I am left wondering about a few things. It wouldn’t slot nicely into the style, it is a curious creature but not without its charms. Does this oddness harm the overall response to the beer and should it be regarded along BJCP guidelines? I’ll prevaricate and judge it whether I liked it or not along with consideration for what it would do if judged more critically. I did quite like it, I have had less charming beers but I’m looking forward to something different next.

jeff.helm (1) - - AUG 17, 2017 does not count
One of the closest tasting American beers to a good German pilsner that I have experienced. Nice appearance, a bit darker than expected, crisp flavor and very drinkable. One would be happy drinking this in Bavaria. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gripweed57 (2731) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy amber gold color. Small bubbles cascade to a rocky white head. Earthy, grainy malt aroma. Mildly sweet malt flavor upfront. Good subtle spicy hop flavor surfaces in finish. Complex and drinkable.

tsd08460 (1209) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2017
On tap at the Recovery Room in Troy, NY Aroma: bread, herbs, floral, Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty Pils

balloonbuffoon (481) - - MAY 18, 2017
12floz bottle (BOD: 02.20.2017, $2) poured into a pint glass. This is simple beer, and that is fine as it is perfectly clean and crisp. Light in body and color, and possesses a mild cardboard aroma that transcends to a lightly grainy white bread flavor. These are all good things for a pale lager.

teamsale (282) - Washington, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle pours a clear gold with a one finger eggshell head and light lacing. Aroma is a very light floral and rust. Taste is a crisp, clean barley. Bitterness is mild and aftertaste is light but lingering.

PugUglyBrewer (742) - - APR 22, 2017
Clear liquid gold color with a creamy head of white foam. Light florals, dry biscuit, and spicy/zesty hops lend way toward a clean and crisply refreshing pilsener.

willisread (3474) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap at J’s. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light, grainy nose with some lemon and faint malt aromas. Clean and crisp. Well-rounded and balanced mouthfeel. Simple but well done!

handmuffin (40) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Served from bottle at home into glass at 43 degrees. Bottled on 11/01/16. Pours pale gold in color with thin white head. Aroma of mild malt and herbal hops, reminiscent of Pilsner Urquell. Medium body and mild carbonation. Somewhat subdued cereal and hoppy flavors.

sinfull (1728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Clear, golden color. Medium-sized, white head. Malt , hay and some hoppy notes in aroma. Sweet, malty taste with light bitterness at the end. Good beer, but lacks crispness of German pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

BeerViking (4954) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle, pours deep gold and gassy, though with a fast-settling head. Golden malt and a little sweetcorn on the nose, some dry-grassy hoppiness but over a faintly cloying body. Not really bitter or crisp enough to be quality German Pils, and a little too sweet - more like a German macro.

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