Tag Archives: pilsner

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.

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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.

Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5.2%
Style: German Pilsner
Other Notes: 38 IBUs. Malts – Two-row Pale, Pilsner, Munich and Acidulated. Hops – German Perle, Saphir, Tettnanger and Strisselspalt

Brewer Description: (from website) A crisp, hoppy take on the original session beer. Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner – one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.39
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.2

Intro: A 12 fl oz can, packaged on 20th February 2017. Poured into a stemless tulip glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a one and a half finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, grainy malt, grass, floral, honey with a hint of corn.
Taste: Sweet and grainy malt with low bitterness, lemon, with hints of floral and herbal elements.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice crisp Pilsner, perfect for a hot day.