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Judge's Review: 91 Rating - Clawhammer Pilsner by Door County Brewing Co.

December, 2018
Judges Rating: 
91
Aroma: 
21 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Clawhammer Pilsner by Door County Brewing Co. is a light and easy-drinking beer that was judged as a German Pilsner (BJCP Cat 5D). This beer was golden, and clear with a white head and fine bubbles that were long-lasting. It had a light grainy, sweet, crackery aroma with low DMS and a soft spicy, floral hop note. A crisp, clean, refreshing aroma that made me want to dive in for a sip. The flavor was clean, grainy and crackery and had a floral, citrus hop flavor and lingering hop bitterness that dominated the beer and left a dry finish. Medium-light body and high carbonation gave this beer a refreshing quality. A great summer beer to enjoy while mowing the lawn, grilling, boating or just relaxing.

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