Just like you, but different
Something summery and something new, always a welcome combination, and back to the simple nothing added things too. Simple hoppy beer.
“…their Great Grandfathers Pilsner recipe…”
From the growler station this is beer that is of 5.0% ABV , and 27 IBU things, and they would be 3.9 Standard drinks, that’s about 150 calories a serve size
Straight from Marlborough, the heart of wine country the Giesen Brothers have produced a cracking German-style Pilsner with pure ingredients from God’s Own.
Keeping up with the hipsters the brothers dug through the family archives in the hunt for their Great Grandfathers Pilsner recipe, much talked about, but now part of family folklore.
The brothers found said recipe and begun commercially producing the Kaiser Pilsner late in 2015.
This is a medium bodied, crisp and refreshing Pilsner bursting with citrus aromas of Grapefruit, Tangerine and Lemon rind. The palate reflects the aroma but includes a subtle ‘Marlborough grass’ character courtesy of Saaz hops.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
It looks a lot darker than you might have thought a Pilsner lager might look. aroma is kind of bready yeasty but with a short note of a tropical thing. It’s quite lively in the bottle with a head sprouting out unbidden.
Sadly, or cleverly, this didn’t eventuate in the glass, which is lovely golden colour, despite what the bottle looked like and has a thin veneer of white head. Lots of bubbles though, which is pleasing on the eye.
Didn’t get a hop bite like I was expecting, instead a middling bitter drink with a soft finish.
Fair to say that is is fair to middling a beers go, I’d say a Goldilocks story beer, you know not too much, not loo little, just right and all that.
Nothing wrong with this as as beer, but it doesn’t really offer a stand out or compelling reason, aside from a quaint story.
I wouldn’t either describe this as ‘crisp’ which I also associate with ‘dry’ in some way.
Best then to describe this as an everyman lager really, drinkable and non-intrusive, demanding no attention and does not give any prodding of jolts of a flavour that make you stop to think. Not a bad thing though, it is summer and enjoying the sun and the music is a better thing.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. An unremarkable beer that could easily pass you by, I don’t think that this would be an award winner to be honest, but I’m no judge, however, just an observer.
The double dip review
Music for this : ” Television ” “Marquee Moon”
Television is an American rock band, formed in New York City in 1973 and considered influential in the development of punk and alternative music This is the brilliant Marquee Moon … Which frankly was a poor match for this beer so I put in on repeat a bit
While the definition of “pilsner” is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from 28 IBUs and up.