Highland Brewing Pilsner

This beer here is a re-review of Highland Brewing Pilsner. I originally reviewed this three years ago. I’m re-reviewing this Pilsner because as your pallet grows and your taste can change. You might find something to be good then your palate grows more sophisticated. So let’s see how my pallet has grown. This beer is from Asheville, North Carolina, and is 5.5% ABV. This beer has all German hops. This Pilsner pours a golden yellow color with a one and a-quarter finger white head. The head quickly fizzles away to nearly nothing. The aromas are crisp, slightly hoppy, with a sweet note. The flavor is crisp with a light sweetness and bitter notes. The bitterness does take the beer’s overall flavor off a bit. This beer’s mouthfeel is light. Then this pilsner beer finishes with a bittersweetness. That bittersweetness does show itself in the aftertaste but in a lesser form. There is a breaded note aftertaste as well. I gave this Pilsner a B+ back then. Now aftertaste drinking it again. I would say it’s a C. The bitterness holds this back a bit. But it’s average, in my opinion. It’s a fine average Pilsner beer that I would have again, but this would not be my first choice, but I still drink it. Highland Brewing is underrated, in my opinion. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers! 

The Mason Jar Lager Co. Pull Tab Pilsner

I have not heard much of The Mason Jar Lager Co before, but I have seen Pull Tab Pilsner. I got this in a mixed six-pack recently. This beer is 4.7% ABV and is from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. This beer pours a yellow color with a one 1/2 finger white quick head. This beer’s aroma is dry, sweet, crisp, and clean. The flavor is dry as well, sweet, & bitter. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer has an off-putting finish. It is bittersweet and awful. Then comes a quick aftertaste of terrible candy. This beer’s flavors are not getting along with one another. They don’t test well altogether. I found this beer to be awful. That sweetness that hits the back of the tongue is hard to get past. I couldn’t finish this beer. I only got to half before pouring the rest out. I’d give Pull Tab Pilsner an F+. It is okay until the beer hits the back of your tongue. The aftertaste doesn’t stay long at all. So that helps a little. I would not drink this again, nor would I recommend it. It was not good. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

NoDa Brewing Company Pitchside Pils

This German-style Pilsner, Pitchside Pils, 4.1%, is a beer to celebrate the Charlotte Football Club. This Pilsner is from NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pitchside Pils pours a gold color with a two-and-a-half finger white head. The head slowly fades away. The aroma is lightly sweet, fruity, bread, and crisp. The flavor is fruity, cracker, and crisp. The mouthfeel is light. Then this beer finishes light and refreshing with a fruitiness. The aftertaste is a light cracker. This beer is a good solid beer that gets an A+. I like the Pilsner style because every beer I see is either an IPA or a Hazy IPA. This Pils is the beer you want to have during a CLTFC match. I highly recommend it, especially now during this massive heatwave. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember, always enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Triple C Brewing Pils of Funk Foeder Aged Pilsner

So naturally, I bought it along with another beer. That will be a review later on in the week. When I got home, I found that it was only a pint (sixteen ounces). This pilsner comes from Charlotte’s Triple C Brewing and is foeder aged. Foeder is a Dutch word for a large wooden tank where beer is fermented. This beer pours a yellow color, with a half finger of white. The head is gone as soon as it meets the outside air. This beer’s aroma is slightly tart and a little fruity. It is bright, and the fruit aroma is lemony. This pilsner beer tastes yeasty, bright, floral, lemony tart, funky, and overall light. The mouthfeel is light but on the higher side of light. Then this beer comes to a tart and yeasty finish. Then you get a funky dry aftertaste. I was expecting this to be more flavorful than it was, and I’ve also had better-aged pilsners than this beer. I give Triple C Brewing Pils of Funk a B-. It wasn’t the worst beer. I believe there is a better version of this beer. I would recommend this beer, but I also wouldn’t get this as soon as possible. Please be kind, stay safe, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Triple C Brewing Company Enzo Gorlami Italian Style Pilsner

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!

Sugar Crewing Brewing Company Culture Pils Lager

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!

Perennial Artisan Ales Vacation Dad Dry-Hoped Summer Ale

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!

Allagash Brewing Company Truepenny Pilsner

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

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!

Westbrook Brewing Company CHS PILS

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!