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Veltins Pilsener

May, 2017
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Veltins Pilsener was evaluated as a BJCP category 5D, German Pilsner. The aroma features a moderate level of pils malt and floral, peppery hops, with a background of breadcrumbs and crackers, and a touch of green apple. No DMS, cooked corn, or diacetyl are present, providing for an inviting aromatic experience. This pilsener pours bright clear and light straw in color, and fills the glass with a pillowy, white head that quickly fades. The flavor emphasizes the cracker-like malt balanced by a moderate level of geranium scented hops and a moderate hop bitterness that lingers into the dry finish. It is crisp, with medium carbonation and a medium-light body. This very light lager would be especially refreshing on a hot summer days.  Note: Pilsener and pilsner are interchangeable terms for the same pale lager that is indigenous to Plzen (Pilsen); a city that was in the Bohemia part of Germany and is now part of the Czech Republic.