This double dry-hopped Italian style Pilsner, Enzo Gorlami, 5.5% ABV from Triple C Brewing Company, is made locally in Charlotte. This pilsner pours a gold color with a big two-finger white head that slowly fades. The aroma is crisp, lightly bitter, and citrusy. The flavor is crisp tasting with a bitter lemon and grapefruit flavor. The mouthfeel is light. Then this pilsner finishes with a light bitter note and a bit of a dry crips flavor. The aftertaste is okay. There is a bitter fruit there with a bread note. Well, this was starting off to be a bad-tasting beer until I looked up, that is double dry-hopped, then the off-flavor made sense. But I still don’t think this is a great pilsner. I give Enzo Gorlami a D+. I don’t care so much for a bitter/hoppy pilsner, but save that hoppy flavor for a lager. I don’t recommend this pilsner. It starts smooth and crisp, then it just goes bitter without warning, then finishes crisp with light bitter notes. The flavors don’t go well. It’s s like a different beer in the middle. Please be kind, stay safe, and always remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
This beer, Culture Pils Lager, 4.8% ABV, is a relatively new beer from Sugar Creek Brewing Company. It is brewed right here in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a seasonal beer. Culture Pils won U.S. Beer Open 2020 gold medal. It pours a yellow color with a clean white two-finger head. The aroma of this beer is semi-sweet with a biscuity note. The flavor is a bit sweet as well. It also has a corn-like flavor with some biscuit notes. The mouthfeel is light. It then finishes clean and crisp. The aftertaste is semi-sweet and a little bread-like. Pilsners are quickly becoming my favorite beer style, and with a beer like Sugar Creek Brewing company Culture Pils Lager I can see why. This beer deserves an A-. It has good flavor and, it could be a little better. But I enjoy this beer and would have this again and again. I think you should too. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
I haven’t had much or any Perennial Artisan Ales. This is Perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad Dry-Hopped Summer Ale, 4.7% ABV. This ale has hopes such as Motueka, Amarillo, Citra, and has grains such as Pilsner malt, and spelt. This beer is from St. Louis, Missouri. This ale pours a bight yellow hazy color with a with a bight two finger fluffy white head that’s slow to fade. The aroma is of citrus fruit like oranges and grapefruits. It has a bitterness to it aroma as well. The taste is citrusy with oranges and grapefruits, with bitter notes and a slight hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy and has medium feel. This beer has a clean but hoppy pilsner finish to it. The aftertaste is a linger of light citrus fruits. perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad Dry-Hopped Summer Ale is quite good and I found it to be an interesting summer pilsner. The addition dry-hopping as another lay of flavor to this beer. I give it a an A-. I am not such how much Pilsner malt was used but I think just a little more would have put this already great beer over the top. But I can find any other faults with it. I highly recommended it, and I would have this again and again! Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Today’s beer is Allagash Brewing Company Truepenny Pilsner, 5.1% ABV. Truep[enny is from Portland, Maine. I love pilsners more and more. It is a nice change of pace from all the hoppy pales and IPAs. This Pilsner pours a golden color with a two-and-a-half finger fluffy white head. The aroma is crisp, bright, sweet, and bread. It smells much like a Pilsner should be. The taste is bright, crisp, beaded with sweetness. The mouthfeel is light but does coat your mouth a little. It has a clean, crisp finish and a mild aftertaste of sweet malted bread. This beer is delightfully delicious. I give Allagash Brewing Company Truepenny Pilsner an A+. I think that Pilsners will be a new popular trend in craft beer soon in the future. It could be that the craft beer market has too much hoppy-style beer, like pale ales, IPAs, and similar types of beer. This beer is a crisp, clean, and delicious beer that is worth trying. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Georgia Beer Company Southern Isles Tropical IPA, 6.5% ABV is brewed in Valdosta, Georgia, dry-hopped with Georgia Beer Company Southern Isles Tropical IPA, 6.5% ABV, is brewed in Valdosta, Georgia, dry-hopped with Citra, Azacca, and Lemon Drop hops. It also has American 2-row, wheat, and Munich malts. This beer came to me from Atlanta, Georgia bt a co-worker/friend. Southern Isles pours a copper color with a one and a quarter finger white head that quickly fizzles away. The aroma is sharp bitterness, citrus, tropical fruits (slight mango). The taste is bitter at first, with little citrus notes. There is a bit of faint mango. The mouthfeel is medium. Southern Isles finish bitter and hoppy, then a bitter mango/grapefruit aftertaste that is too bitter. I didn’t find Georgia Beer Company Southern Isles Tropical IPA to be that great, and I give it a D-. It did not have enough tropical flavor, only light faint tropical flavors. It was like they weren’t there. I would not recommend Georgia Beer Company Southern Isles Tropical IPA. This beer is the first Georgia Beer Company beer I’ve had, and it’s not a good way to start. No, don’t try this! Please be kind, be safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Pilsner I think is going to be a new popular trend among craft beer along with other crisp beer styles like a Lager. I guess you could call it a crispy beer trend. Westbrook Brewing Company CHS PILS, 5% ABV is an on-trend beer, says crispy on. the can but with a K and is brewed in Charleston, South Carolina. This Pilsner is brewed with Hallertau Tradition hops, German Lager Yeast, and Pils malt. This Pilsner pours a yellow slightly gold color with a tight/bright white one and a half-finger white head. The aroma is the lightest bit lemony with a biscuit note and a slight hint of a hop note. The flavor is aging, the lights hint of lemon with a few biscuity malts and a bit of a hoppy note. The mouthfeel is light but grainy. CHS PILS finish with a grainy faint hop note and caries it into a crisp aftertaste. This is a good alternative to all those big New England IPAs, barrel-aged and pastry stouts. I could drink several of these with wrecking or overpowering my tastebuds. I think Westbrook Brewing Company CHS PILS is an A. Just a straight-up Pilsner beer for when you what a well-brewed beer-flavored beer. Go get this! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Brewed locally in Charlotte, North Carolina, Resident Culture Brewing Company Riding For The Feeling, 5% ABV is an Italian style Pilsner hopped with Hallertau, Mittlefruh, German, Saphir, and Hersburker hops. This pilsner pours a yellow color with a three-finger stead white head with nice lacing left behind. Its aroma is light and biscuity with a little sweetness. The flavor of this pilsner is biscuity with some light sweet/crips notes, a very faint lemon-like note. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing. It finishes with a crisp biscuit note and carries a little of the into the aftertaste with a hint of sweetness. I do like a nice pilsner now and again. They can be nice after all those big lactose IPA and pastry stouts, and I think that pilsner could be the next trend in craft beer. Resident Culture Brewing Company Riding For The Feeling is a good Italian Pilsner and I give it a solid B. It has a nice crisp flavor that doesn’t overpower your tastebuds and it’s a welcome addition to the otherwise big heavy flavored beer out there. I recommend Resident Culture Brewing Company Riding For The Feeling. Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Yes, the Pilsner the quintessential American Beer but may have had foreign roots but has become as American as apple pie and loved by many. Legion Brewing Penguin Pils American Lager, 4.5% ABV brewing here locally in Charlotte, North Carolina with American Saaz hops. This Pilsner beer pours a clear and clean golden color with a two and a quarter white finger head that fades steadily but not too slow. It has a mild floral aroma that is crispy with bread notes. This Penguin Pils has a clean and crisp flavor with bread notes and a very faint bittersweetness with a light mouthfeel. The beer then finishes clean with crisp biscuit notes and has a clean and crisp aftertaste that does linger for just a moment or two before fading out. Legion Brewing Penguin Pils American Lager is good and well-deserving of an A. It has good Pilsner flavors that are refreshing. I do recommend Legion Brewing Penguin Pils American Lager. It’s perfect for any occasion without the high alcohol content. You should try it! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Ritual Anonymity Pilsner, 5.2% ABV, is from Burial Beer in Asheville, North Carolina. Ritual Anonymity made with Epiphany Craft Malt, barley, and oats. Double-dry hopped with Galaxy and Kohatu hops. Burial Beer said that this Pilsner is hoppy. Ritual Anonymity pours a light yellow with a bright white three finger head. It gives off hoppy lemon notes with a bit of a grassy note. It smells like a pale ale is mating with a pilsner. The flavor is similar to the way it smells of a nice hoppy lemon grassy flavor with a touch of faint sweetness that you might find in a traditional pilsner beer, a nice hoppy flavor. Ritual Anonymity has a light mouthfeel. It comes to a pilsner sweet and hoppy finish with a light hop pilsner aftertaste with a very faint lemon note. Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity Pilsner is a good beer. It is a nice take on a Pilsner beer that I found to be refreshing and tasty. I give Ritual Anonymity an A. I recommend you try this beer. This beer not overly hoppy nor bitter. It has the right amount of both. I would most definitely have Burial Beer Ritual Anonymity again! Please stay safe and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!
Originally posted on August 4th, 2013.
My favorite beer style is hefeweizen or wheat beer. The best come from Germany and does this one, but this First Wallerstein Weissbierpils 5.10% ABV, it is not your typical Weiss beer, it is a hybrid. This is a combination of wheat and a pilsner. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils is a Total Wine and More brewery direct product. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils pours a hazy yellow/gold color with a big thick white three finger head that makes great lacing. There is not a lot of light streaming through the glass, but there are tons of great carbonation bubbles. The aroma is slightly sweet with a little citrus and a big banana scents. This beer has similar aromas to a regular German Weiss beer but just a little lighter. The taste is of light banana and even lighter citrus flavors. There is not a real heavy wheat flavor like you would get on regular Weiss or Hefe’s, it does have a lighter wheat taste. The mouthfeel is medium. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils finishes nice a semi-sweet with a nice banana-like aftertaste that sticks for a little while after each wonderful sip. I like this so I am giving this A+. This is a lighter version of a great German Hefeweizen. Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils is not overly done and too heavy to drink a lot of, and that is why I think it is good. IU would highly recommend that you try this one. So go and try Fürst Wallerstein Weissbierpils and see what you think of this hybrid style beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!