Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hurricane Reef Carribean Style Pilsner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20Chad9976 (1566) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Slight skunky scent probably from the hops rather than lightstruck (brown bottle). Lightly sweet grainy aroma. Clean ferment. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale gold; hazy; CO2 visible. Small, white, foamy head. Decent retention and lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Light palette with mild grainy sweetness. Minor cracker character in aftertaste, a hint of lemon zest. Subtle spicy hops on finish. Tastes like a mild pilsner - not a weak generic lager. Nice. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; not paper thin. Consistently crisp. Smooth and refreshing. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not the most authentic representation of the style, but pretty good for what it’s marketed as (and to whom). ABV is a bit high. Should be in cans. 7/10


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