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Judge's Review: 79 Rating - 831 Pils by Peter B's Brewpub

July, 2019

831 PILS

United States
Judges Rating: 
19 / 24
6 / 6
30 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

831 Pils by Peter B's Brewpub is being evaluated as a German Pils (Category 5D) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

831 Pils pours a brilliant deep gold with a thick white head that is inviting. The hop aroma greets the drinker with prominent mixed tropical fruit with a nod to mango and ripe pineapple, and presents an impression of light candy sugar like sweetness. Under the hop aroma is a light, rich bready and grainy malt character and light floral alcohol. The fermentation is clean with no esters hiding behind the hops and no sulfur from the lager yeast.  In the flavor, the light hop character shifts to more of a floral bouquet, with light bready malt emerging mid-palate along with low hop bitterness and light berry esters. This Pils finishes medium sweet with a medium-full body. 

This beer presents as an under attenuated Pils; the finish is far too much on the sweeter side, which knocks down the hop flavor and bitterness and creates a fuller body than expected in this style. A drier, crisper finish is needed to really make this beer pop.