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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2006
12oz. bottle. Pale yellow-gold color with a medium sized rocky white head. Grainy aromatics with tinges of spicy vegetal hops. Bitter, spicy hop nose gives way to a grainy, somewhat husky malt flavor. Clean, crisp profile in the finish is marred slightly by a stale bread element. Mouthfeel is light, fairly dry.

3.2
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours amber yellow with a bubbly head and much carbonation. Head reduces as carbonation exits. Smells a bit chemically with lots of fragrance. First sip awfully bitter but in a good way; goes down real easy. Very light on the palate. Nice and smooth overall. Refreshing.

3.1
DYCSoccer17 (3712) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
.3L on tap at the brewpub. Crisp, grassy, vegetal-like nose with a mild doughiness present. Fair enough. Transparent blonde color with a large, frothy, whitish head and lots of lacing. Crisp, slightly spicy and grassy hoppiness to start. Middle has an interesting astringency to it with a bit of breadiness. Mild spiced hops make their presence again in the finish. A nice and refreshing beer.

3.3
mjg74 (3191) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Bottled. Pours a medium golden color. Slightly creamy grain aroma. Slightly bitter and malty. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Slightly sweet with some hops and grains. Slightly grassy flavor. Bitter finish. Good pils.

3.2
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
12oz bottle poured a bright golden color with a thin white head. Subtle hop aroma with a bit of citrus in the nose. Flavor is pretty mild, but not bad for a pilsner. Lagunitas Pils is still my fav but this was not bad. Good crisp, fresh aftertaste, I hope to try it at the brewery someday.

3.9
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
A fine example of what a good pils is all about. To start, the aroma was probably the weakest part of this beer, as it clocked just barely above average with a light malt aroma. Nothing too strong or offensive, but still light. Appearance was a clear yellow with nice carbonation. Mouthfeel was crisp and medium-bodied with a clean finish. Flavor was nicely balanced with a hoppy bite, grainy, grassy and the all tasty malt. Definitely worth it if you can get your hands on this. Nicely crafted guys.

3.4
SpringsLicker (3682) - Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2006
Large white head topping a light yellow body that exhibits a slight haze.
Fresh lemony hop aroma.
Good bitterness with a solid malt balance. Smooth and well done.
Thanks to droopy49 for the chance to try this one.

3.8
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
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.

3.2
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Light gold in color with a white head. Grainy aroma with a mild floral hop backbone. Nice pils bitterness to the flavor. A very solid pilsner. Good and long-lasting hop bitterness. Pronounced tettnanger hop flavor.


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