Scrag Mountain Pils - Salt & Lime

Vermont
United States
Scrag Mountain Pils - Salt & Lime, Lawson's Finest Liquids
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

This special version of our traditional Czech Pilsner, known affectionately as “Scragarita,” is infused with lime juice and sea salt for a well-balanced dance of crisp and tart.

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ABV: 
4.8
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Scrag Mountain Pils - Salt & Lime by Lawson's Finest Liquids is being evaluated as a Czech Pils with salt and lime, which places it into the Spice, Herb, Vegetable category 30A (BJCP Style Guidelines 2015).

It poured a beautiful burnished gold with brilliant clarity. A small bone-white head was persistent. The nose prominently featured the additional ingredients with the base beer taking a bit of a backseat. Light floral hops mingled with restrained grainy, cereal, hay-like malt. The moderate lime has a pithy/bitter edge while there's a noticeable salinity. However, this beer is cleanly fermented without any faults nor diacetyl. 

Akin to the aroma, the flavor displays lime and then salt a bit more than the base beer but to a slightly lesser extent. Moderate floral, black pepper hops are balanced with cereal, grainy malt. The moderate bitterness has a slightly rough edge that the salt and pithy lime nature accentuate. Dry finish with lingering lime, salt, and hops. Medium-low-bodied with above average carbonation. No alcohol, creaminess, nor astringency were perceived.

Overall, Scrag Mountain Pils - Salt & Lime is a solid offering if you're looking for something a bit different than many summer-time offerings and is quite easy to drink with plenty of character. However, the base could be one of many different bases including a few clean ales such as a blonde ale for example. I also thoroughly enjoy beers that have a fresher, bright, lime zest aspect to them.

Brewery Introduction

Lawson’s Finest Liquids produces beer of the highest quality with outstanding freshness. We emulate the best of widely appreciated styles of beer, featuring world class IPAs and unique maple brews, while quenching the thirst of beer lovers from near and far.

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