Friday, May 17, 2013

Breakside Brewery - Breakside Pilsner

Pilsner is NOT a dirty word.
Oh, man, what a week! Thank God for beer. Seriously. Beer is the ultimate reward for the working stiff--has been since time immemorial. Yes, wine may be divine and liquor may be quicker, but nothing takes the edge off the taskmaster's lash (both ancient literal and modern figurative) like a tasty, tasty beer.

We took the girl-child out for dinner tonight and the restaurant had Breakside Pilsner on tap. I decided to give it a whirl. The chalkboard behind the bar said the ABV was 5.2%.

The beer was presented in a shaker pint a pale, golden yellow color with a bright, white head. The head dissipated quickly and left just scatter of lacing across the top.

Aroma was grain, malt and grassy, citrus hops. Light floral smell in the background.

Taste was malt right up front with a mildly bitter, citrus hops flavor at the end. Lemon zest with a lightly spicy, herbal finish.

Thin mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

This brew is very crisp and clean and went well with the spicy food I was eating for dinner. Good choice when you don't want your beer to complete with the flavor of your meal. I'm giving Breakside Pilsner a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 crushed cans out of 4.

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