North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner

Another day done. Kate made me a great dinner. I had spaghetti with butter and cheese and then rice krispies treats for dessert. You laugh, but after not eating for a few days, this tasted absolutely amazing. Kate actually made the rice krispies treats because she saw me mention it on the blog. Score! Anyways, beer time…

ABV: 4.4%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewed in the finest European tradition using Munich malt and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. Scrimshaw has a subtle hop character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.”

Random: I love North Coast beers, but it’s been way too long since I’ve had one. Almost a year to be exact.

This one poured with a two finger, fluffy white head, more than expected for the style. It dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow color with insane amounts of carbonation. The nose was grassy with a touch of honey. It was understated, but clean and nice, absolutely appropriate for the style. The taste was grain, grass and a touch of sweetness at the end. The flavors were clean, sharp and pleasant. The body was light with heavy carbonation. This was definitely a solid pilsner. That’s a lot coming from me, given that I’m not a huge fan of the style. This went down really easily and was quite flavorful. Give one of these to your BMC drinking friends, you could have a convert.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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