Wednesday, August 24, 2011

North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw Pilsner

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner. Keeping with the “my wife’s favorite beers” theme I thought I should next review Scrimshaw. North Coast produces some of the best beers around. I always have Scrimshaw in the beer fridge since it is a go to beer for my wife and I like to have beers on hand that make her happy.

From the North Coast Brewing Co. website: “Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tasting Pilsner brewing 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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours an effervescent golden color with a smooth white head, good lacing and head retention.
Aroma: Clean, crisp and sweet with just a touch of hops. Fresh grain and biscuit notes.
Taste: Crisp and clean with sweet honey malts and hop balanced to perfection. Finishes dry and a little bready.
Overall: Certainly one of the best of this style – whether Czech, German or American, North Coast Brewing Co. Scrimshaw is truly an exceptional Pilsner. It is HIGHLY drinkable and very sessionable due to the low ABV (4.4%). This beer can ALWAYS be found on hand at my place.


Mark Harvey

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