Category Archives: German Pilsner

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.2%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 38 IBUs. Malts – Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich and Acidulated. Hops – German Perle, Saphir, Tettnanger and Strisselspalt

Brewer Description: (from website) A crisp, hoppy take on the original session beer. Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner – one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 12 fl oz can, packaged on 20th February 2017. Poured into a stemless tulip glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a one and a half finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, grainy malt, grass, floral, honey with a hint of corn.
Taste: Sweet and grainy malt with low bitterness, lemon, with hints of floral and herbal elements.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice crisp Pilsner, perfect for a hot day.

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Founders PC Pils

Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 45 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, we went with some of our favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy-drinker with floral hop characteristics. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 355ml bottle with a best by date of 7th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy straw golden colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quite fast but left nice lacing.
Aroma: Bready, citrus, pine with hints of herbal and floral elements.
Taste: Sweet grainy malt, pine, lemon zest bitter and bready with a herbal note.
Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Clean, refreshing, good balance of sweet and bitter, and an interesting take on the Pilsner using American hops.

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