Pool Party Pilsner

Ohio
United States
Pool Party Pilsner, Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Whether at a five-star resort or in your neighbor’s back yard, no pool party is complete without the crisp snap of a cold beer. This Pilsner takes its traditional base south of the equator with the addition of Southern Hemisphere hops known for their subtle aromas of tropical fruit and citrus—creating a highly drinkable and incredibly refreshing beer. So, when the weather heats up, throw on some sunscreen, hide your wallet in your shoe, grab a pils, and dive in head first.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
32
Served at: 
38° F
Hops: 
Pacifica, Wakatu, Wimea
Malts: 
Swaen Pilsner, Carapils
Judges Review 
Jessica Sullivan's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Pool Party Pilsner by Land-Grant Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pilsner (BJCP Category 2C). 

The aroma of this beer was enticing: low graininess, followed by a delicious peppery bite. There were evident but low lager fermentations characteristics, with a faint sweetness in the aroma. Hops tended towards the peppery and tropical -- not what I would expect for a pilsner, though I learned later that this pilsner contains Southern hop varieities, so these hop characteristics make sense in light ofo that information.

The appearance was as expected: yellow, clear, white head with moderate retention.

Upon tasting the beer, moderate bitterness was evidence. There was a low lager-yeast flavor (like you would get in a Budweiser). Moderate grassy hop flavor; overall the beer finished dry and with a balance towards the hops.

The mouthfeel was as expected -- light, crisp, and dry with no astringency or creaminess.