pFriem Japanese Lager

Japanese Lager, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

pFriem Japanese Lager smells like a beautiful floral bouquet. With aromas of shiso plum, fresh bread and violet, and sparkling notes of jasmine rice and fresh green tea, it smells like flowers and drinks like beer.

Profile

ABV: 
5.0%
IBUs: 
15
Served at: 
40 - 45º F
Hops: 
Perle, Saaz, Celeia
Malts: 
CMC Superior Pilsen, Weyermann Pilsner, Rice Solids, CaraFoam
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

pFriem Japanese Lager by pFriem Family Brewers was evaluated as a BJCP2015 2A International Pale Lager, with the consideration that Japanese Lagers typically are made with rice to add alcohol and lighten the body. Pours a clear yellowish light straw with a huge poofy white head of tiny bubbles that holds together nicely. Aroma is a very light bready note with hints of graininess and a very light floral hop character. The flavor follows the aroma with a light grainy malt character, a hint of floral hops, and just a smidge of black pepper. With a light body and moderately high carbonation, this beer is well attenuated and finishes dry and crisp with a low clean alcoholic presence, inviting another sip. Very low and smooth bittering. Very refreshing when cold. Very clean fermentation with almost no yeast esters or phenolics. This is a difficult beer to brew because there is nowhere to hide any defects -- and this beer has none!  This beer would be great after a strenuous rock climb, or paired with sushi with some wasabi, washing away the spicy notes with each sip.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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