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En Stoemelings x Blind Enthusiasm Papy Vandepils

Brewery: En Stoemelings x Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Czech Pilsner

Brewer Description: (from Belgian Beer and Food facebook post) Papy Vandepils is a collaboration between Brussels brewery En Stoemelings, and Blind Enthusiasm from Edmonton Canada. It’s a simple and delicately balanced beer, with a grainy, cereal like flavor, followed by a long satisfying dryness. As you may have noticed from our editorial, some members of the Belgian Beer and Food team have an emotional attachment to it, since it represents a coming of age for our friends at En Stoemelings, and ranks as the best thing they’ve made so far. But, it’s a worthy choice in and of itself. According to Denys one of the brewers who made it, the trick is to have the right mix between Heidelberg and Pils malt, two weeks of lagering, and three weeks of maturation, plus clinically clean stainless-steel equipment and lots of love. As to what inspires this beer, the brewers mention Tipo Pils and Rulles Pils, but emphasise that the real reference is a classic Czech Pilsner.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.3

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of July 2019. Poured into a De Struise glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, lemon zest, bready, yeast, grass, tea and light floral notes.
Taste: Light bitterness, lemon zest, citrus rind, grass, grains, pepper spice and hints of bread.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking Pilsner but at the same time not as crisp as others that I prefer.

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Young Master Contemporary Pilsner

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.5%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 22 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) A contemporary take on a classic Czech beer style. This beer uses traditional malts for a clean and crisp base and new world hops for an added flavor punch.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 27th March 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly cloudy golden straw colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Floral, melon, lemon tea, lemon zest and grass with some light biscuit and honey.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, melon, apricot, floral, tea, lemon tea, lemon peel, grass with light biscuit and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice fruit and floral character (with the latter there but not overpowering). Easy and refreshing to drink.

Gweilo Pilsner

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.2%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 25 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo Pilsner is a refreshingly modern take on a classic style. A late addition of Hallertau gives a unique floral and fruity aroma. This works in harmony with the pilsner malt base and crispness from the yeast, creating a vibrant, crushable beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.65
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 6th July 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden colour with a two finger white head that had good retention while leaving behind some lacing.
Aroma: Grainy, toasted crackers, floral, grass and citrusy lemon peel.
Taste: Lightly sweet, floral, lemon tea, grass and lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice and crisp, easy to drink, and great for a hot summer day.

Mikkeller NYC Say Hey Sally

Brewery: Mikkeller Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: German Pilsner

Brewer Description: (from Mikkeller NYC menu) German-style Pilsner.

(from beermenus.com (linked from Mikkeller NYC)) Bursting with floral hops and a soft cracker-like malt structure, layers of sunflower and pineapple develop a delicate hop profile. With hints of earth and slate, a snappy finish awakens the palate with medium hop bitterness and a dry backbone.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.36
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 1st June 2018. Poured into a white wine glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a just over two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice soapy lacing.
Aroma: Grainy malt, grass, corn, citrusy rind and a light floral character.
Taste: Similar to the aroma with grainy malt, grass, corn, lightly floral in the background.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Clean and refreshing. Good for a hot day.

Cloudwater Pilsner Motueka Mandarina

Brewery: Cloudwater Brew Co.
Country: England
ABV: 5%
Style: Czech Pilsner
Other Notes: Autumn-Winter. Specialising in modern, seasonal beer. Malts – Pilsner Malt and Carapils. Yeast – WLP833. Hops – Motueka, Mandarina Bavaria and Pilgrim Alpha CO2 Extract

Brewer Description: (from can) This Pilsner was fermented with WLP833, and features Motueka through delicate aroma hopping.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 11th January 2018 and with a before date of end of July 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light mango, lemon zest, citrus rind, straw, cereal grainy and lightly floral.
Taste: Lightly sweet, grainy, touch of mango with hints of mandarin peel, rind and floralness.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and easy to drink, despite the floral characters that I’m not fond of.