journal of a self proclaimed beer connoisseur

Steam Whistle – Steam Whistle Pilsner

Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Brewery: Steam Whistle
Beer: Steam Whistle Pilsner
Category: German Pilsner (Pils)
ABV: 5.00%
Brewed in: Canada (Toronto, ON)

Steam Whistle PilsnerPours a clear golden color with an average white foamy head.

There is a distinct aroma of hops. The smell is slightly grassy, bready, and a little bit skunky.

The taste is very crisp and clean. There is that pilsner bitterness which is mixed with average to high carbonation. The result is pleasing and very refreshing. The beer goes down very smoothly.

The beer is not complex which is not a negative comment. It delivers an enjoyable but fairly simple pilsner. This create a beer perfect for those times where you know one isn’t going to be enough.



2 responses

  1. Wow…I remember having this back in 2000 or 2001 on a trip up to Toronto to see the Yanks play the Jays. Me and my wife had this in the restaurant at the top of the CN Tower. Good memories!

    I don’t really remember the beer though. This was also back in the days when I thought Coors Light was a good beer… 🙂

    If I remember right, you could see where they brewed it from the top of the CN Tower.


    January 21, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    • Nice – who won?

      Yeah – Steam Whistle is brewed in a historic building in Toronto. I believe it is called the “Roundabout” and it used to be used to flip around cars for the trains.

      I am not entirely familiar with the location but it would make sense for it to be visible from the CN as it is downtown.

      I was in Toronto myself earlier this year but I wasn’t able to get away from work in time to make it to the brewery before they closed off the tours.

      January 22, 2011 at 12:46 PM

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