Review: North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner-Style Beer | Craft Beer & Brewing
North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner-Style Beer
87 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 4.7 IBU: 22

87/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner-Style Beer

What the brewers say

“Named for the delicate engravings popularized by nineteenth 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 hops character, a crisp, clean palate, and a dry finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice bread-like malt sweetness up front, with light hibiscus and honey, and a moderate floral note. A light toasty malt with smoky phenol and a slight sourness. Some yeasty sulfur, banana ester, and slight citrus notes.”

Flavor: “The biscuit sweetness, a little honey, cracker, and malt make this complex but not too sweet. The floral hops character is nice, with just a bit of bitterness. Yeasty, with a bit of Laffy Taffy ester, and some mild smoky and spicy phenol. Slight lemony sourness combines with a bit of melon, for a semidry finish.”

Overall: “Light and playful, with floral and light bitterness, and the moderate carbonation plays well with the body. A nice complexity that came together well.”

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