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Judge's Review: 94 Rating - Enter Night Pilsner by Stone Brewing Co.

November, 2019
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Enter Night Pilsner by Stone Brewing Co. was judged as a German Pils, BJCP Style Category 5D (German Pils).

Like hops but are getting tired of all the hazy, milkshake IPA and looking for something clean and bitter? This is your beer. It looks and smells like a German Pils, pouring brilliant yellow gold under a two-inch persistent creamy white foam cap. The aroma is clean lightly spiced by noble hops and a low grainy malt presence. The flavor leads with dry and crisp low grainy malt, and then you notice a growing, assertive hop bitterness. It is big and nuanced but not harsh or sharp, and as it rolls over your tongue it announces: “this is why you are drinking this beer.” In the malt and yeast the brewer has crafted the perfect delivery mechanism for the hop character, which achieves a balance of flavor and bitterness that's seldom achieved.