Beer: Craft Pilsner
Brewer: Almanac Beer Co.
Rating: **** (8.5 of 10)
Comments: Almanac pours out golden, yet cloudy with a lot of effervescence and a thick head. The aroma is of fresh cut grains and citrus with a flavor of mild hops balanced with a hint of sweet cream. There’s minimal lacing and a light mouthfeel. Overall this is great stuff.
Beer: Nooner Pilsner
Brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Rating: *** (7.7 of 10)
Comments: Pours a clear, golden color with lots of bubbles and a frothy head. It offer a classic pilsner scent and taste, grainy with grass and lemons and hints of spice. Very malty with a crisp aftertaste. The beer leaves light lacing and the head vanishes. Light mouthfeel. Tasty and refreshing.
Beer: Sunny Ridge Pilsner
Brewer: Jack’s Abby Brewing
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: **** (8.1 of 10)
Comments: A beautiful golden beer full of busy little bubbles. The aroma is grassy and the taste has that pilsner tang of citrus and biscuits. There’s light lacing on the glass and a light mouthfeel. Very crisp and refreshing. This is a good interpretation of a classic beer style.
Beer: Polestar Pilsner
Brewer: Left Hand Brewing Company
Rating: ** (6.5 of 10)
Comments: Served in a frost mug, drinking this beer made me feel like I’d gone back a few generations when no-nonsense men drank simple pilseners in dank bars, like in a Spenser novel. The beer was straw-colored with little carbonation and surprisingly thin head. The aroma is mild with some grassyness and citrus notes. The flavor is also grassy with a biscuit taste and creamy malt undertones. It leaves behind lots of whispy lacing. Not bad.