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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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.

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3.3
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Pours golden orange, malty, bready, fruity, little hop, little spice, little honey.

3.2
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours medium golden orange with a thin white head. Malty bready nose with a hint of honey. Same in the flavor with a bit of oxidation. Decent.

3.4
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pale straw color with a lasting, fluffy head. The aroma has lots of floral and spicy hops, with fresh dough as well. The flavor is first and foremost bitter. Lean and dry in the malt department; the spicy, herbal hops dominate. A nice German style pilsner; lean and hoppy. Super refreshing on a hot day, but the lack of malt robustness lets you down a little when you want some more substance to chew on.

3.1
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Light yellow with a fizzy white head. Faint malty slightly fruity aroma and taste.

2.6
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
On tap. Not very impressive as far as body or flavor. This brew was lightly carbinated and very smooth. It was ok.

2.7
DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
On tap, part of the 10 beer sampler. Light color, slighty hoppy, but not much to it.

4.1
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Crystal clear, pale golden colored pour with a frothy layer of brilliant white head. Gentle aromas of herbal and floral hops liven up an ultra clean bready pilsener malt base. No DMS, making the true characters of the pilsener malt really shine through. Light bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel with a sizzling carbonation. Well attenuated and exceptionally balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Bready, doughy malt up front, followed by a refreshing finish of herbal hops. Dry, lagery finish. Perfectly hopped, and wonderfully clean. It’s difficult to find a good fresh pilsner that exhibits zero DMS, but this one does so marvelously, allowing the pilsener malt to shine through wonderfully. Flavorful, quaffable, refreshing, clean. Awesome pils.

2.6
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Poured with a half finger head. Body is a very clear, almost watery yellow color. Nice bitter flavor, tastes very average for the style. Easily notable bubbly flavor, over carbonated? I think so.

3.4
Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Light colour of gold. Nice bitter style aftertaste I think it could be a little less carbonated. It’s a good beer.

3.3
haggis03a3 (198) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Light golden color. Aroma of grainy malts, hops and apple. Smooth and refreshing with a bitter finish. Fairly carbonated and medium bodied.


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