Monday, March 19, 2018

Dinkelacker CD-Pils

Fill date: 7/7/17

Judged to 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines for: 5D German Pils

AROMA: Medium-low grainy-sweet malt character with very light honey and cracker character. Moderately-low spicy/floral Noble hop presence. Clean lager fermentation. All aromatics are nice and to-spec for style; just low in intensity. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Mostly clear pale golden/yellow hue (1-3 SRM). Large, white, billowy head mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Close to even balance of clean, grainy-sweet pale malt and spicy/floral hops, though all flavor components are mild. Malt has a faint sweetness with just a hint of honey. Hop bitterness is moderate to low (which is rather tame for the style). Finish is quite clean; neither hops nor malts linger. Subtle oxidation is present. Clean lager fermentation. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium-low[ish] carbonation (feels undercarbonated). More smooth than crisp. Refreshing and quaffable. Very sessionable at 4/9% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I'm sure this is on-point when fresh. The aged cans most American drinkers will encounter just don't do it justice. 6/10


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