MadeWest Standard

California
United States
MadeWest Standard, MadeWest Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Clean, crisp, refreshing. Our take on a pilsner, this cold fermented ale is easy drinking and full of flavor. A light grainy malt backbone and a prominent floral hop character with a dry thirst-quenching finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.6%
IBUs: 
21
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Saaz, Mandarina Bavaria
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

MadeWest Standard by MadeWest Brewing Co. was judged as a Pilsner beer category (5D) according to the 2015 BJCP Guidelines. The beer poured revealed a light straw hue with a bit of chill haze. It had nice moderate carbonation where the bubbles gravitated from the bottom of the glass to the top. The aroma had a nice hint of malt sweetness that was reminiscent of honey. No hop aroma, an expected attribute of a Pilsner. The flavor of this beer is very nice. It is more balanced toward a lighter malt and hop profile. The malt is very light and at a minimum. I can tell that the hops utilized had the same approach. This beer is considered a "Session" Pilsner and that is somewhat correct. In fact, the better category for this beer is perhaps (1A) under " Light Lager." It had a very nice malt sweetness, again honey-like qualities and a low hop bitterness. The body and mouthfeel of this beer was light/medium and had very nice carbonation. This beer is very drinkable. It was crisp, clean and very refreshing.