Sol Crusher

Georgia
United States
Sol Crusher, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Don’t upset the Aztec gods by missing out on this beer lest your soul be crushed. This Mexican-Style Lager will transport your palate to Central America.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
Served at: 
42 - 48º F
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Declared as a Mexican Lager, Sol Crusher by Pontoon Brewing pours a very clear almost amber deep gold color, so it seems to fit best as a BJCP 2015 2B International Amber Lager. A moderate off-white head disappears quickly. Aroma is bready and of toasted bread crusts – quite a bit of malt backbone for a Mexican lager. There are also low black pepper notes and a light herbal character. Flavor is more a Vienna malt with toasty notes, and also a light tart minerality (not quite salt-like). There's a moderate smooth white pepper note that lingers into a malty but quite dry and well-attenuated finish. Medium-low bittering balances the fairly prominent malt. Medium-low carbonation. As a lager, the beer is pretty clean – no fruity esters or flavors are produced by the yeast. Overall a tasty and quite malty beer and much more malty than typical international pale or amber lagers. With the nice toasty notes, this beer would pair nicely with oysters on the half shell, adding a crouton-like character but also complementing and enhancing the mineral/salty character.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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