Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Green Bench Postcard Pils

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20ChadPolenz (1754) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2017

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2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager

AROMA: Mild overall with a light sweet grainy malt. Hint of corn and even a slight apple character (acceptable for the style). Very faint floral hop presence. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Banana yellow to gold hue; hazy body but CO2 bubbles plainly visible. Moderate white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Grainy pale/blonde malt presence throughout. Not especially sweet, but clean and mild. Corn imparts a faint cereal character. Slight spicy hop bite and moderate bitterness at the apex and into the finish. Noticeable sour tang on the retreat, though aftertaste is clean. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied; high carbonation. Very crisp, but no carbonic bite. Refreshing while in the mouth and very sessionable at 4.7% ABV. Good beach beer. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though not world class, I would definitely opt for this over most other examples of the style. 7/10