Bibo

Georgia
United States
Bibo Pilsner Creature Comforts Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Bibo® (pronounced bēbō) is a true pilsner with ingredients from five different countries that has a pronounced continental hop flavor and aroma in an incredibly well-balanced package. We use an enormous amount of the classic Czech Saaz and a touch of Motueka hops from New Zealand to put a new world twist on this beautiful old world style. Motueka offers a subtle pineapple note that underlies a harmony of the traditional black pepper, herbal, and cracker grain character pilsners are famous for. Bibo® is dry, quenching, and frankly amazingly delicious.

Profile

ABV: 
4.9%
Hops: 
Saaz, Motueka
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

“Refreshingly traditional..." This mythical advertising tagline kept spooling in my brain as I sipped this finely crafted pilsner.

On the traditional side, it features a continental-based malt experience, gloriously bready and crackery throughout the nose and taste. Additionally, the hops showcased within the beer contributed the earthy, floral and spicy notes true to style in so many renowned pilsners of the Czech Republic. All of these characteristics are packaged within an easy-drinking, very sessionable lager.

The beer displayed a dense white head, which persisted throughout the glass, resting upon a quite clear, pale yellow liquid. Its balance steered a firm middle ground, not being too overtly sweet, nor too bitter, though it could have benefited from a little more carbonation, which would make it more true to style.

All in all, this would make a terrific beer with a lazy Sunday brunch.