Brues Alehouse Brewing Co
Our Impression: We are always excited to brew a Pilsner. Specifically Bavarian and Bohemian style Pilsners. These beers exhibit a very strong hop attitude which is quite rare throughout the lager brewing nations of Europe. The potency of European Noble hops is on a lower level than nearly all American Hops. Noble hops are delicate, spicy, earthy and very pleasant, which makes it difficult to make a hop forward beer. In our experience, it takes a very large amount to make them shine in a beer. Our beer straddles the line between Bavarian, and Bohemian Pilsners. The use of German malts and Czech hops brings the best of both worlds.
Style: Czech Pilsner
Grain: Pilsner, Extra Pale Premium Pilsner
Hops: Kazbek, Saaz
Yeast: Lager Yeast originating from a Munich Lager Brewery
Water: Reverse Osmosis Base with light additions of CaSO4, CaCl2
Original Gravity: 11.5 Degrees Plato
Estimated IBU: 42 IBU
Color: 2.5 SRM
Aroma: Sweet Bright Malt, Spicy Floral Hop Characteristics.
Appearance: Pours straw-gold with fluffy white foam, with incredible lacing.
Flavor: Clean fermentation character from traditional lagering methods. Pleasant creamy foam, advanced spicy hop character from the Kazbek and Saaz hops, and soft mouthfeel.
Mouthfeel: Silky, Creamy and light, with medium carbonation.