Just like you, but different
Continuing the Pilsner theme, I splashed out on a craft beer version
“a bright golden hue beneath a fluffy white head”
A 500ml bottle of a beer that is 5.2% ABV, that’s around 156 calories a serve of this, a 40 IBU beer. This would be 2.05 standard drink units.
Panhead brewery pilsner. Named after the port road drag races.
A classic Kiwi hop style of passionfruit and grapefruit – like a beer version of your New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Also, made with a hybrid of New Zealand and German malts.
The classic kiwi hop profile of passionfruit, grapefruit and sauvignon blanc characters on a combo of New Zealand and German malts. For sentimental reasons we’ve named our Pilsner after the Port Road drags, Petone‘s answer to either Fast and Furious or American Graffiti, we’re not sure which
So, what could possibly go wrong?
That has a fairly hoppy and earthy aroma on opening, and a tinge of sour, but not offensively so.
Pour is a slightly cloudy straw yellow, with a nice fluffy head,
That has a real punch of bitterness and a burst of hops, and a dry finish and a lingering that is accented by a wonderful tropical aroma.
There are favours in this, I’d go for tropical over much else but its a loose description and I couldn’t pick a particular tropical fruit that it might be, just that it seems fruity in some way.
A nice fullish mouth way that is, and a beer that is quite engaging and I can see how it’d have a few fans amongst the lager types.
In a thrice then this has gone the way of other quaffable cold pilsners, in a hurry, and then I scratched my head and wondered why I only had the one, and then I remembered that it’s all I needed
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. This is a fine bit of beer, with some hop bite, bags of aroma, a nice mouthfeel and a decent finish and lingering aftertaste that isn’t all unpleasant. Much enjoyed it, but much enjoyed it more when it was colder, and I don’t think that has anything to do with the changing taste profile as it warmed.
The double dip review
Music for this : ” Coffee or Not ” ” Everything is Falling Down ” on Spotify .Coffee Or Not is a Belgian band based in Brussels. Soho and Renaud record music quite electric but where vocal harmonies have an important place.
While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28IBUs and up.