Radapils

Virginia
United States
Radapils, Väsen Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our crisp, malty Radapils is named after Radagast, the old Slavic god of hospitality, fire, and the evening sky, as well as a wizard of Middle-earth. Czech Saaz and German Herbrucker hops contribute light herbal and floral aromas to provide balance to classic lager flavors in this extraordinarily smooth brew. Best enjoyed with friends under starlight.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
29
Served at: 
38° F
Hops: 
German Hersbrucker, Saaz
Malts: 
German Pilsner Malt, German CaraFoam
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Radapils by Väsen Brewing Co. was judged as a German Pils (5D). The aroma is very clean with a grainy, slightly bready quality and a mix of floral and herbal hop characteristics. There is a touch of sulfur that releases after it rests in the glass for a few minutes. It has a very straightforward, simple aroma like you would look for in a German pils, though the hop aromas could be a little more assertive. The color is pale straw, very bright with a persistent, light head of fine, white bubbles. There is a moderate malt graininess that is slightly sweet, not quite as dry as expected, particularly in the finish as you'd find in some versions of German pilsner. The hops are, again, floral and herbal, and they balance nicely with the malt flavor and carry well into the finish. Hop bitterness is balanced and well-tuned to the style. The mouthfeel is medium with a little more body than expected. Carbonation is medium-high. All said, this is a great German pils that leans a little more towards the malts, though with a good hop profile to help lend balance. There are absolutely no off flavors, which allows this beer to maintain the focus on malts and hops very nicely. A great example of the style, and likely to be much fresher than any authentic German example you will find outside of Germany.

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