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Wonderstuff

February, 2016

Wonderstuff

Judges Rating: 
86
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

This Pilsner starts slightly muted with low floral hop and spicy hop aromas alongside some low rose esters. Medium-low notes of crackery pils malt are in support. As the beer warms, a whiff of sulfur emerges. The pour is very clear, medium-golden in color with a moderate, off-white head that lasts for a good while. A rather classic Pils with a somewhat simpler malt profile, this beer is appealing to the eye.  

The upfront flavor of crackery malt is followed by a bit of graininess and some light honey flavors that seem malt-derived. Hop flavor is medium, spicy and floral while the bittering is medium-high and lingers long into the finish, giving a bit of harsh coarseness at the end.  

A medium body and carbonation character end with a very light astringency at the finish that serves to dry this one out. 

This is a nice beer; the malt starts soft and round and gets a little rougher as it warms up. Keeping it a bit softer all the way through would be a plus and would tighten this beer up to be a classic example of the style.

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