Richter's Pilsner

Alabama
United States
Richter's Pilsner, Goat Island Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This antique golden pilsner won gold at the Alabama Craft Beer Championship. It is made from a pre prohibition recipe from the 1800s.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
30
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Richter’s Pilsner by Goat Island Brewing is a Pre-Prohibition Lager and was judged as such (BJCP sub-style 27, Historical Beer -- Pre-Prohibition Lager). It poured mostly clear and pale golden into the glass, forming a modest white head with sustained retention. Its aroma featured light hop bitterness up front, along with mildly grainy malt notes and what seemed to be a few corn ones (DMS). The flavor profile included the same combination of hop bitterness (more pronounced than the aroma suggests) and grainy maltiness, resulting in a crisp and pleasantly bitter brew. The overall effect emphasized fresh, simple, and mostly balanced ingredients including lager yeast and a dissipating touch of sulfur in the finish, which is not uncommon in traditional lager brewing. This produced a highly drinkable beer that might strike some drinkers as a bit old-fashioned, or even a throwback to older simpler times, as historical style renditions often are.