Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

Posted: July 3, 2016 in German Pilsener, Reviews, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

One of the styles that I’ve been getting into recently is pilsners, whether they be German or Czech. This is a relatively recent offering from Sierra Nevada.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery 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.”

Random: I could use a massage. My back has been killing me.

The brew poured with a half a finger of light white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. I picked up more hop notes on the nose than I was used to for the style. They were clean and grassy with some pilsner malt. The taste was crisp and clean with the same grassy hops. I also picked up some sweet malt at the end with honey as well. It was really easy drinking and had a light body with high carbonation. It had a long finish for the style with grassy hops. A single of this beer was $1.67 ($.14 per ounce). I enjoyed this beer a lot. This could easily become a go-to beer for me.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

  1. Nice to see some pilsners coming out. They’re a great style that have been ignored for too long.

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