Thursday, July 13, 2017

Coppertail Independent Pilsner

ChadPolenz (1812) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2017

BBD: 11/13/17

2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Moderately-low earthy/spicy/floral hops. Lightly sweet graham cracker malt presence. Classic lager aroma. Clean fermentation. 9/12

APPEARANCE: White gold hue; brilliant clarity with effervescence visible. Large white frothy foam. Retain and lace well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Moderately strong hop flavor up front. Spicy/earthy Noble hop taste with a dry, firm bitterness. Low grainy-sweet malt base. Slight metallic flavor on the finish (acceptable). Balance towards bitterness. Hops linger in aftertaste, but are quite tolerable and enjoyable. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-high carbonation. Crisp and quaffable. May be a little too bitter to session. Seems about right for 5.1% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare American pilsner that conforms really well to the German style. 9/10