North Coast Scrimshaw
- Bottled 12oz
1992 GABF, American Lager Ale
2001 North American Brewers Association
2006 World Beer Championships, Chicago
2003 World Beer Championships, Chicago
2002 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1998 World Beer Championships, Chicago
1996 GABF, American Lager Ale
1995 World Beer Championships, Chicago
Named for the delicate engravings popularized by 19th century seafarers, Scrimshaw is a fresh tastingPilsner 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.
Just had a heavy meal. Soup and cornbread and needed something on the lighter side to finish off the evening with.
Aroma: Malt breadiness with a citrusy, straw aroma.
Look (Appearance): Clear gold/yellow with a 1 inch head that fades very quickly and leave little to no lacing.
Taste: Somewhat malty taste with a bit of citrus on the swallow. Very little bitterness either on the swallow or lingering. Not crisp like I would expect from this style.
Mouthfeel: Because of the malt character, this has a medium body with medium carbonation. Again, not what I would expect.
Second Look (Overall Impression): Not sure what I was looking for in this beer. I think I was expecting straight German Pils sharpness. I would have to classify this in my "craft beer gateway" category. That is not an indictment of this beer. This beer is not off-putting, it is just not one that would be near the top of my must drink list. A very decent craft beer for anyone looking to move away from "macro" pilners and try something a bit more creative.