Archive for the ‘Beer: Pilsners’ Category

56, 57, and 58.

On our quest to 100 beers, we seem to find ourselves drinking a few styles more than once. This is our third go around with pilsners. I’ve long loved pilsners which makes me always kind of happy to try these out.

In this tasting session we have a local craft beer, an imported beer, and a craft beer. I was also happy to let Bob try one of my current favorites, Peter’s Brand Dutch Pilsener. (This one’s the import.)

So, without further delay I give you our fifty sixth, fifty seventh, and fifty eighth beers from Beer Squared: Peter’s Brand Dutch Pilsener, Ray Hill’s Classic American Pilsner, and Dundee Pilsner. Between the two of us we each have some pretty strong feelings about each one of these beers, and we don’t seem to really agree too much this session either.

Who do you trust more?

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Yum.

Once again it’s time to check out a few new beers. We decided to give a try to a few pilsners again. While we were out to eat last week, we had a chance to try Sam Adams Noble Pils, and then we figured that was a good of a reason as any to try another round of the lager subset.

As is the way I love to do it…we’re trying a known beer, a not as well known beer, and a very obscure beer. So we’re trying Schafly Pilsner, Crown Valley Old School Pilsener, Bakalar 1454, and a special bonus of Sam Adams Noble Pils seasonal.

We all know what a pilsner is, so we’ll just get right into it on these. Next round will be a new class of beers, because we realized that we’ve done a few kinds beer more than once already and we’ve got plenty more varieties to at least get their first go.

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The considered.

This time around we decided to try some lighter beers for a change. We have been doing ales, IPAs and those strange misfit beers.  So we’re checking out pilsners, an American favorite.

These have always been among my personal favorites. In honor of the pilsners, we even used pilsner glasses instead of our familiar glassware.

“A modern pilsener has a very light, clear colour from pale to golden yellow, and a distinct hop aroma and flavour. Czech pilseners tend toward a lighter flavour (good examples being Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen), while those in a German style can be more bitter (particularly in the north, e.g. Jever) or even “earthy” in flavour.” (Source)

NOTE: all pilsners are lagers, but not all lagers are pilsners. Pilsner is distinguished by its use of soft water and noble (usually Saaz) hops in brewing.

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