Monday, August 4, 2014

Bayern Brewing, Inc. - Pilsener Lager

A perfect BBQ brew?
And the heat goes on! My gosh, it's too hot to cook inside... because it's already cookin' inside! It's about 90 degrees in my living room right now. I think the dog is melting into the floor. No way am I firing up the stove, and no way am I drinking a heavy, tonsil-coater of a beer. This weather calls for outdoor grilling and a nice, light bodied beer...or four.

Bayern Brewing out of Missoula, Montana makes some mighty fine, German-style beers. One such brew is their Pilsener Lager. I bought a six pack of 12 oz. bottles at New Seasons for about $10. It comes with an ABV of 5% and, according to Bayern Brewing's website, it is "one of the very few authenic pilseners brewed in America." How does it stack up?

The beer poured into my glass a clear, light, golden yellow color with a foamy white head. The head made it up to about a 1/2 inch tall and dissipated at a moderate rate. A thin cap of lacing was left behind. Lots of pinpoint carbonation could be seen rising up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma was mild, grassy hops, light, biscuity yeast and malt.

Taste was pale malt up front. Mildly bitter hops. Herbal, grassy, floral notes. Light lemon zest.

Medium to thin mouthfeel with good carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Just a little touch of creaminess at the end. Very drinkable. Herbal notes left behind on the palate.

Overall, this is a highly drinkable beer. Perfect for a hot summer day. Great flavor that just shouts "quality" at your taste buds. Excellent and I'm inclined to give Bayern Pilsener a BeerGuyPDX rating of 3 crushed cans out of 4.

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