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Great Lakes Turntable Pils

TURNTABLE PILS: 85 Points

Wika Wika

Wika Wika

This Czeck Style Pilsner is released in the Spring months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Flip that record and wax nostalgic about Ohio’s deep-cut music legacy with our refreshing pilsner. Consider this our reissue of a classic style.

My Description: This beer tastes good but it doesn’t to blend as cleanly as it should; the flavors seems to battle rather than work together. It begins with a large, white colored head that lasts forever leaving behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with an overall sweet note accompanied by notes of floral hops, pale malts, grass, and earthy notes. Turntable Pils is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The beer feels light and airy, a nice texture for Summer. The flavor profile shows notes of sweet grains, pale malts, grass, earthy hops, and bread. The aftertaste is slightly bitter with lingering hop spice notes. Overall, it could have been executed better, but it still makes for a good drink. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with just about anything.

ABV: 5.3% Color: Yellow Gold Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 3.5/10

Frankenmuth Brewery Pilsener

LITTLE BAVARIA PILSENER: 85 Points

Solid Representation

Solid Representation

This German Pilsener is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “A time-honored German style pilsener, this definitive golden lager is made following the traditional German purity law: using only malted barley, water, German hops and German lager yeast. A great beer with a floral aroma, a hint of spices & a dry finish.”

My Description: This beer grows on you. Initially it didn’t impress but by the end of the glass I felt satisfied. It begins with a good sized, white colored head that lasts the whole way leaving behind an excellent amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and inviting with notes of toasted bread and biscuits, real nice. Little Bavaria Pilsener is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is fairly mellow with mainly malt notes dominating. A touch of floral hops can be detected along side the notes of toasted malt and bread. The aftertaste shows very little bitterness but luckily this beer is not overly sweet despite is the malt presence. Overall, this beer is easy drinking, crisp, and a solid representation. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with bratwurst, baked salmon, or grilled jerk chicken.

ABV: 5.25% Color: Straw/Gold Sweetness: 2/10 Bitterness: 2/10

Short’s Imperial Spruce Pilsner

IMPERIAL SPRUCE PILSNER: 91 Points

Hops meet Spruce

Hops meet Spruce

This Imperial Pilsner is available in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Imperial Spruce Pilsner is fermented with local, hand-picked blue spruce tips and the quintessential symbol for Joe Short’s love of hops and craft beer. The spruce presence, rooted in historical brewing practices, is enormous and gives the beer a refreshing gin quality. This beer is impressively light bodied, considering the immense spruce flavors and the prodigious additions of hops.”

My Description: I feel like this beer is great for the Autumn season. The Pilsner aspect blends cleanly with the Winter spruce notes, throw in a lot of hops, increase the alcohol, and you got a different feel for a Fall beer that fits nicely between a Summer style and Winter flavors. It begins with a large, white colored head with a great retention level that holds the whole way leaving behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant; notes of pale malts intertwine with earthy/herbal hops and a mellow but noticeable spruce note. Spruce Pilsner is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a very dry finish. The flavor profile is crisp and refreshing. Spruce notes are detected easily in front of the soft Pilsner backbone. Vegetative and herbal hop notes are present throughout and the alcohol flavor is nicely hidden. The aftertaste is moderately bitter with lingering spruce notes. The balance of flavors is well done here. The spruce notes dominate but don’t overpower the hop notes and the overall Pilsner feel. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled asparagus, roasted duck, or baked ham.

ABV: 7% Color: Light Gold Sweetness: 1/10 Bitterness: 6/10

Sierra Nevada Nooner

NOONER: 93 Points

Who would say no to one?

Who would say no to one?

This German Style Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “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 Description: I can’t argue with how crisp and refreshing this beer is. It leans much more on the bitter side making it very easy to drink. It begins with a good sized, bright white colored head with an excellent retention level that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma smells great and clean with a strong noble hop character and notes of hop spice and floral hops along with a touch of pale malts. Nooner is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a very dry finish. Noble hop notes take center stage, which taste slightly spicy, and are accompanied by notes of bread, pale malts, and herbal hops. This transitions smoothly to the aftertaste that is moderately bitter and lingers for some time. There is nothing fancy about this beer and each component works harmoniously together to deliver a great session beer. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with cured ham, Portobello mushrooms, grilled Mahi Mahi.

ABV: 5.2% Color: Straw/Gold Sweetness: 1.5/10 Bitterness: 4.5/10

Victory Prima Pils

PRIMA PILS: 94 Points

Joy, indeed

Joy, indeed

This German Style Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Prima! It’s a German exclamation of joy. It’s a recognition of accomplishment. It’s what escaped from our lips the first time we sampled this mighty pilsner recipe. With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought. Prima… an exclamation of Victory! Prost!

My Description: This is one of the finer representations of a German Pilsner brewed in America. You can just taste the quality! It pours an extremely large, bright white colored head that is foamy and lasts forever leaving a tremendous amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant with notes of floral hops, faint pale malt notes, and some grassiness. Prima Pils is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is very clean. Upfront, there are notes of floral hops, pale malts, and grass; the flavors mimic the aroma nicely. Some hop spice notes creep in also adding a welcoming character. The aftertaste is crisp and refreshing with a moderately low bitterness level. The lager is nicely done and rivals the German versions. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled sausage, veggie burgers, or a Hawaiian pizza.

ABV: 5.3% Color: Straw/Gold Sweetness: 1.5/10 Bitterness: 3.5/10

Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils

MAMA’S LITTLE YELLA PILS: 86 Points

That's My Mama

That’s My Mama

This Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. and 19.2 oz. cans.

Brewer’s Description: “Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.”

My Description: This is a really good American Pilsner. Even though it is made in the Czech fashion, it does not necessarily feel and taste like the Czech counterparts. It begins with a very large, bright white colored head that lasts the whole way leaving behind great amount of lacing. The aroma is subtle and pleasant with notes of pale malts and noble hops with some grassy notes as well. Mama’s Little is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile follows the nose nicely with a light pale malt body with notes of citrus hops, bread, and some grassy hops as well. The aftertaste is minimally bitter with a hint of hop spice. Nothing too spectacular here, this beer tastes nice and is a good choice for a six-pack. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled shrimp, veggie pizza, or a fried chicken salad.

ABV: 5.3% Color: Light Gold Sweetness: 2/10 Bitterness: 2/10

Cigar City Patio Pils

PATIO PILS: 91 Points

Clean and Tasty

Clean and Tasty

This Pilsner is released seasonally in the Summer months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “This special summer seasonal release is a Pre-Prohibition Pilsner with a modern twist. We improve on the traditional recipe by replacing six-row barley and Cluster hops with premium two-row pilsner malt and imported premium noble hop varietals. This updated version of a classic Pre-Prohibition Pilsner style lager pairs well with with Cuban sandwiches, fresh corn chips with Salsa Fresca, Tostones, Ropa Vieja and of course good company.”

My Description: The naming of this beer is great; this is definitely a more chilling kind of Pilsner for those hot summer days. It begins with a good sized, white colored head that fades to a thin film that hangs around a while leaving behind a minimal amount of lacing. The aroma is straightforward with notes of pale malts, grass, and a touch of noble hops; it’s pretty standard. Patio Pils is roughly medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. Crisp with a hefty body, this beer is made with good quality and the flavor profile demonstrates that. Upfront, there are notes of malt sweetness with a touch of floral. This leads smoothly into an aftertaste that is moderately bitter and lingers for a second. This beer has simple flavors but they work together nicely. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with Cuban sandwiches, fried mozzarella sticks, or grilled shrimp.

ABV: 6% Color: Light Gold Sweetness: 2/10 Bitterness: 3.5/10

Firestone Walker Pivo

PIVO: 97 Points

Extremely drinkable

Extremely drinkable

This Pilsner has an IBU of 40 and is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.”

My Description: Pilsners are known for being easy drinking and refreshing but this is on a whole new level. It begins with a good sized, white colored head that lasts forever and leaves behind a wall of lacing. The aroma is inviting and clean with noble hops delivering a grassy and herbal scent accompanied by notes of minerals and a slight hint of lemon peel. Pivo is light/medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. I cannot comment on how smooth and quaffable this beer is. A quiet yet noticeable pale malt backbone delivers a hint of bready sweetness and holds up the harmony of hop flavors. Spicy, floral, and herbal hop notes please the palate and there is nothing sharp about them. A touch of lemon peel adds to the complexity and the aftertaste is slightly bitter. This beer only lasted a few minutes in my glass so you better get a six pack. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with your favorite burger, tofu stir-fry, or seafood pasta.

ABV: 5.3% Color: Straw Sweetness: 1.5/10 Bitterness: 3.5/10

Dogfish Head Piercing Pils

PIERCING PILS: 90 Points

Pears are a great additon

Pears are a great addition

This Pilsner/Fruit Lager is available seasonally in Winter in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “A Perry-Pils hybrid, Piercing Pils is a Czech Style Pilsner brewed with a White Pear Tea and Pear juice.  Both the juice and the tea were added in the kettle during the whirlpool (after the boil) for maximum flavor and aroma contribution.  The Pear fruit complexity pierces right through the spicy Czech Saaz hops beautifully, adding a gentle acidity to this pale lager that makes for a crisp refreshing sipper.  Amarillo hops add nuanced citrus notes that meld perfectly with the fruit.”

My Description: Only Dogfish could come up with a beer like this. It’s not complex but to pair pear juice and pear tea to a Czech Pilsner is creative and it blends cleanly. It pours a big, white colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is welcoming and enticing with notes of pale malt, Saaz hops, some floral notes, and a touch of pear juice. Piercing Pils is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. Clean and smooth are the first thoughts when drinking this lager; crisp and refreshing are the second. Pale malts and floral hop notes shine through with a touch of spice. The pear tea adds an intriguing element without overpowering or becoming old. It feels like it belongs. The aftertaste is slightly bitter bringing good balance and an easy drinking experience. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with fish tacos, BBQ ribs, or pasta primavera.

ABV: 6%  Color: Gold  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3/10

Brooklyn Brewery Pilsner

PILSNER: 88 Points

Brooklyn/German Pilsner

Brooklyn/German Pilsner

This German Style Pilsner Lager is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Brooklyn Pilsner is traditionally brewed from the finest German two-row barley malts. Germangrown Perle and Hallertauer hops provide a crisp, snappy bitterness and fresh, floral aroma. The flavor of the malt comes through in the finish. We ferment Brooklyn Pilsner at cool temperatures, and then give it a long, gentle maturation (lagering), which results in a beer of superior complexity and smoothness. We believe that you will find there to be none finer.”

My Description: Unlike Pilsners from Europe that use Saaz hops, Brooklyn chose other hop options to create a beer that is still crisp, slightly bitter, and satisfying; albeit without the spiciness of the Saaz hop. It has a good sized, white colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and inviting with notes of floral hops and pale malt. Pilsner is roughly medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile starts with a clean malt backbone with noticeable bitterness that lingers slightly in the aftertaste. There are also notes of floral hops and some hints of lemon zest. Overall, this beer would make a nice choice to keep in the fridge when craving a tasty cold Pilsner.

ABV: 5.1%  Color: Light Gold/Straw  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

VUNDERBAR! PILSNER: 93 Points

Great Pilsner

Great Pilsner

This Bavarian Style Pilsner is released in Summer months in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Made for taking a break from the Sturm und Drang of modern life, this elegantly refreshing pilsner was created with German malt balanced with the spicy tang of Czech Saaz hops. The bread and biscuit flavors of the grain are topped with the floral character of the Noble hop, which may just get you to shimmy into your favorite lederhosen, bust into a quickschuhplattler and loudly proclaim, “Das ist Vunderbar!” Prost!”

My Description: This is a great everyday Pilsner that you could sip and enjoy or chug a few back. It begins with a large, bright white colored head that lasts for a while and leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma has clean noble hop notes accompanied by some pale malt notes. This beer is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavors are very clean in this beer with a subtle citrus background with pronounced Saaz spice hop notes that satisfy. The aftertaste is minimally bitter and not harsh at all. This beer is simple, delicious, and addicting. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with almost everything.

ABV: 5.2%  Color: Straw  Sweetness: 1.5/10  Bitterness: 2/10

PILS: 88 Points

Hoppy Pilsner

Hoppy Pilsner

This Czech Style Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Our only Lager, brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it a bit lighter with a lot of smoothishness.”

My Description: This is a great Pilsner option for those hop heads that always like it more bitter. It begins with a large, bright white colored head with a great retention level and it leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is clean and simple with notes of light grains and earthy/floral hops. It is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a very dry finish. The flavor profile is dominated by earthy hops and the Saaz does provide a touch of spice. Grain notes help bring a slight sweetness but nothing to balance out the bitterness. The aftertaste is slightly harsh and the bitterness will linger. The alcohol is slightly higher than most Pilsners but the hops cover it nicely. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with burgers, BBQ ribs, or grilled chicken.

ABV: 6%  Color: Golden  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 4/10

PILSNER: 91 Points

Bavarian Pilsner

This Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. and 16.9 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Slightly bitter, mild, with a fragrance of hops – our pilsner is a cut above the ordinary. A beer with character.”

My Description: This is a great Pilsner that is sure to satisfy. It has a good sized, white colored head that fades to a thin film that holds the rest of the way and produces a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is mild and pleasant with notes of grains and floral hops accompanied by a hint of lemon and honey. It is roughly medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry finish. The beer is definitely crisp, smooth, and sessionable. There is some sweetness throughout the beer with some grain notes but it is more on the bitter side with notes of floral/grassy hops. The bitterness will linger slightly in the aftertaste but it is clean and welcomed. There are also faint notes of honey and lemon throughout. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with Sea Bass, Thai chicken, or grilled bratwurst.

ABV: 5.1%  Color: Pale Golden  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 4/10

ALPINE GLACIER: 82 Points

Well. Better than Coors Light

This Pilsner has an IBU of 31 and is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “A clean, crisp, refreshing German style lager.”

My Description: If you are looking for a nicely priced, everyday lager that doesn’t taste like your usual domestic crap then this will suffice. It has a good sized, white colored head that retains the whole way through and produces some pretty good lacing. The aroma is pleasant enough with notes of pale malts and hops that smell almost grassy and somewhat earthy. It is roughly medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry, crisp finish. The beer is fairly balanced with some malt notes upfront that transition into an aftertaste that is slightly bitter with hops that taste almost grassy. The quality was not anywhere near what Germany makes and the hops just weren’t to the level that they could be, however the beer still tastes nice and refreshing. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with pizza, grilled chicken sandwiches, or mozzarella sticks.

ABV: 5.1% Color: Hazy Gold Sweetness: 3.5/10 Bitterness: 3.5/10

NOMAD: 89 Points

Good lifestyle, good beer

This Pilsner is released between January and March in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “The journey starts with German malts and Saaz hops that offer a lively floral nose and crispness, while a full 5 weeks of lagering time ensures that Nomad is eminently balanced.”

My Description: This is a good Pilsner that is refreshing, crisp, and makes great for an everyday beer. It has a good sized head that is white in color with great lacing and good retention. The aroma is stimulating with notes of floral and woodsy hops with a touch of honey malt. It is roughly medium bodied with a higher carbonation level. The flavors are nicely balanced with some honey malt up front, which leads into a slightly bitter finish with a touch of lemony sour. Overall, this is a good chill beer and you should pick it up. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with seared fish, grilled pork tenderloin, or your favorite burger.

ABV: 5.4%  Color: Clear Pale  Sweetness: 3/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

BOHEMIAN PILSNER: 84 Points

Just buy the German Pilsners

This Bohemian Style Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “True to actual German style Pilsners.”

My Description: Although this beer is crisp, smooth, and clean, it is not as delicious or memorable as the true German Bohemian Pilsners. It has a big, off-white colored head that retains nicely and produces a good amount of lacing. The aroma is pretty good with notes of light malts, a touch of citrus hops, and there is also some raw grain notes. It is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. It is malty sweet upfront with notes of citrus/lemon, grass, and a hint of hop spice. The aftertaste was not as bitter as it could have been. Overall, it is a good beer worth drinking but nothing special. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled sausage, baked beans, or a cheeseburger.

ABV: N/A  Color: Orange  Sweetness: 3.5/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

HOTTER THAN HELLES LAGER: 93 Points

Florida is definitely hotter than Hell

Florida is definitely hotter than Hell

This Helles Lager is released in the Summer months in 12 oz. cans.

Brewer’s Description: “Our Munich Lager is a nod to the thirst quenching lagers of Germany. Our Helles has a sweet malt expression that is balanced by floral bitterness from the use of German Hallertaur Mittelfruh hops. A very refreshing beer that will also entice you by its subtle complexity and drinkability.”

My Description: If you have ever been to Florida in the Summer than you will definitely appreciate having a beer like this by your side. It is refreshing, tasty, and easy drinking. It starts with a sub-par head that fades quickly to nothing and leaves behind no lacing. The aroma is mild with light notes of floral hops. It is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish. The taste is where this beer shines. The flavors are very clean and the texture is remarkably smooth. There is a light grain note that is accompanied by some citrus and floral hop notes. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and not harsh at all. This will quench your thirst on that hot Summer night and satisfy your taste buds. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with burgers, grilled shrimp, or a BBQ chicken sandwich.

ABV: 5%  Color: Yellow/Straw  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 2.5/10

RADEBERGER: 86 Points

German Pilsner

German Pilsner

This Pilsner is available year-round in 11.2 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August III of Saxony, Radeberger, a pilsner style beer brewed near Dresden, is characterized by its dazzling and refreshing taste and has long been enjoyed by German nobility.”

My Description: This is definitely not one of the best German Pilsners on the market, never-the-less it is worthy of picking up a six pack to enjoy with friends. It has a decent, white colored head with a good retention level and a good amount of lacing. The aroma is the best part of this beer, it smells great. It is soft and clean with notes of fresh hops and a touch of malt. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite match up to the smell. It is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. Upfront, there are flavor notes of grains and malt with a touch of spice from the hops. Unfortunately, these flavors just seem to lack that high quality I was hoping for and are slightly harsh. The aftertaste is slightly bitter and does provide a great finish for the beer. I still enjoyed this beer and it if you are a Pilsner fan that I would suggest trying it. It is best served around 45°F and pairs nicely with grilled sausage, coal fired pizza, or a BBQ chicken sandwich.

ABV: 4.8%  Color: light gold  Sweetness: 2/10  Bitterness: 3/10

STAROPRAMEN: 84 Points

standard Pilsner

standard Pilsner

This Czeck Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “Staropramen will inspire to savour your zest for life amongst your friends. The well balanced, full bodied, highly drinkable and pleasantly smooth taste of our Premium Lager offers a rewarding pleasure of the genuine Czech beer.”

My Description: I would consider this to be an average, everyday Pilsner that is not that much different in quality than MGD.  The flavors are good and well balanced but nothing stands this apart from the rest. It starts with a decent, white colored head that fades quickly and leaves behind very little lacing. The aroma is malty with notes of fresh floral hops that invites you to start drinking. It is roughly medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and semi-dry finish. Upfront, the beer delivers a good malt taste that is accompanied by notes of herbal hops. This transitions into an aftertaste that is slightly bitter and satisfying. It is best served around 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled whitefish, dry-rubbed baby back ribs, or your favorite burger.

ABV: 5%  Color: Deep Gold  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 3.5/10

PILSNER URQUELL: 90 Points

The Original Pilsner

The Original Pilsner

This Pilsner is available year-round in 12 oz. and 500 ml. bottles.

Brewer’s Description: “It is called the “model of meter” among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original – the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842.”

My Description: This is the first commercially brewed Pilsner beer and it has stood the test of time; it is extremely smooth, tasty, and refreshing. It has a good sized, white colored head that fades rather quickly but leaves a film behind. It also leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is clean with notes of grains, grassy hops, and a touch of earthy hops. It is medium bodied with a slightly higher carbonation level and a dry, crisp finish. This beer is definitely more on the bitter side with a pronounced grassy hop flavor throughout. This is balanced somewhat with a fresh malt presence upfront. The aftertaste is semi-bitter with a lingering hop spice note but absolutely no harshness. That is what makes this beer so great. It is brewed with water that has very minimal mineral presence, this gives the Pilsner a noticeable soft, almost gentle presence. If you have ever drank an American Pilsner than you might as well try the original, just keep in mind that this will be more bitter. It is best served at 40°F and pairs nicely with grilled sausage, BBQ wings, or chicken sandwiches.

ABV: 4.4%  Color: Golden  Sweetness: 2.5/10  Bitterness: 4.5/10