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Judge's Review: 81 Rating - Pool Party Pilsner by Land-Grant Brewing Co.

October, 2019
Judges Rating: 
81
Aroma: 
18 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
34 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
15 / 20

Pool Party Pilsner by Land-Grant Brewing Co. was judged as an American Pilsner (BJCP Category 2C). 

The aroma of this beer was enticing: low graininess, followed by a delicious peppery bite. There were evident but low lager fermentations characteristics, with a faint sweetness in the aroma. Hops tended towards the peppery and tropical -- not what I would expect for a pilsner, though I learned later that this pilsner contains Southern hop varieities, so these hop characteristics make sense in light ofo that information.

The appearance was as expected: yellow, clear, white head with moderate retention.

Upon tasting the beer, moderate bitterness was evidence. There was a low lager-yeast flavor (like you would get in a Budweiser). Moderate grassy hop flavor; overall the beer finished dry and with a balance towards the hops.

The mouthfeel was as expected -- light, crisp, and dry with no astringency or creaminess.

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