Last November I found one I did like - Steam Whistle from Toronto. Having said I liked it, I still haven't bought another six since then. Then, as I sadly but honestly reported, I found I had bought a bottle of North Coast's Scrimshaw Pilsner. And I knew sadness again as I suspected I would not like this brew. I was wrong again. It poured lightly reddened straw with a white rim. Compared to the Steam Whistle, it has a sweeter corny note at the outset and then resolved into a grainy and dry grassiness but also minerally like dry riesling - steely and stoney hops. If there was a yeastiness it was the thinnest milk. Even at only 4.4%, the beer has a good balanced body. Here is what the brewery says about the beer and here's what the BAers say.
My trouble, however, even when now presented with two quality pilsners in a continent awash with poor corn sugar stuffed fakers, is that I just can't imagine when I am supposed to crave steely stoney dry grassiness? It is not quite thin astringency but it may be its second cousin. I suppose I am only left with the knowledge that it is ok, that I don't have to like everything. So - do you like pilsners?