Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Einbecker Brauherren Premium Pils

ChadPolenz (1820) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2017


2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Strong skunky smell. Mostly from lightstrike, possibly from Noble hops. Lightly sweet grainy malt base is present as well. Clean fermentation profile. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Brilliantly clear white gold (2-5 SRM). Large white foamy head. Retains and laces well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Medium spicy/peppery Noble hops and minor bitterness. Surprisingly sweet malt taste on the backend with slight graham cracker flavor. Lightstrike was immediately evident on the first swig only. Palette pretty well balanced (though lack of hop dominance could be due to age of bottle). Aftertaste is a little sweet. 14/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Quite crisp, but slightly slick texture. Very sessionable at 4.9% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Definitely on-point for a German Pils. Not bad considering old bottle. Probably amazing fresh. 7/10