Thursday, March 31, 2011
4.9% Alcohol/ Volume
Appearance: Pours a nice clear gold
color. Has a fine short
lasting head. My wife
says she can smell peach.
Taste: Starts with a little sweet hint of flavor that leaves fast to a nice clean
Mouthfeel: This beer is nice soft and crisp. It finishes semi-dry with a hint of
yeast, and isn't bitter.
Beer Type: This one hits it right on the head. Czech Pilsner are meant to be
what this beer is, Gold, clear, smooth, crisp and yeasty. This
truly is a Noble Pilsner.
Drinkability: This is my first experience with Sam Adam's beer and if this is
how all the others are I am excited to try some more! You can
drink quiet a bit of these fine brews and come back for more.
Score: 22/25 Sam Adam's will always be welcome in my fridge, and this one
is definitely one would recommend trying.
Appearance: Pours to a nice yellow gold color with a
slightly frothy head. Oddly cloudy with a
light citrus smell.
Taste: On first taste I found it light with a citrus taste.
Nothing much else to report other than a nice
Mouthfeel: Nice soft bubbles, very light with a crisp semi
dry finish that was just a little bitter.
Beer Type: Czech Pilsner are traditionally smooth, crisp, and clean on the
pallet. They are also meant to be crystal clear, which this beer is not.
Drinkability: Raasted Pilsner is pleasant, refreshing and light. It is simple and
ordinary which makes it easy to drink. Also for the price of
shipping it from Denmark where it is made it is still reasonable.
Scoring: 17.5/25 Nice small European import that can bridge the gap from
big name domestic beer to high end Micro-brews.
Appearance: Pours with a small foamy head, that goes
down to a thin white ring. It is a nice pale
gold color. It has the usual beer smell with
a nice hint of citrus.
Taste: This was a unique one. The first sip I tasted the
citrus and then was smashed in the face with
bitterness, and then the bitterness faded and
the citrus returned. The next sip however the
bitterness wasn't there. Overal it was a sweet
beer with mild flavor.
Mouthfeel: It had a sharp but soft carbonation. The beer then showed a flash
of good flavor that fizzled to a crisp and dry finish.
Beer Type: German Pilsners are one of the oldest beer on the planet. The beer
itself is meant to be straw to gold in color, have a dense rich head,
with a spicy/floral aroma and flavor. German Pilsners are also meant
to be a bit course on the pallet with a flash of citrus and be very
bitter. Verum covers the flash of citrus, the color and the head,
but lacks the spicy floral or the bitterness. I do however like the
lack of bitterness.
Drinkability: I find this one a lot like big name domestic beer there is nothing
special about it. I did find it was better part way through the beer.
Its price is reasonable to let you drink 1 or many.
Scoring: 17/25 It is an alright beer. Nothing super special,but not too out there for
less adventurous type.
Euro Pale Ale
Appearance: Poured into a glass it forms a nice head and
that dissipates down to a thin ring. The beer
itself is a brilliant gold and very clear. I smell
bread and yeast, however my wife smells citrus
Taste: At first I taste the citrus that my wife smelled, like the
beer was sprayed with a lemon wedge. The citrus
gives way to a bready beer that reminds me of
Mouthfeel: It is a very active bubbles that are soft and mild. The beer is nice on
the tongue and finishes a little dry. As it finishes the beer is just a little
bitter, but it isn't overpowering.
Beer Type: Euro Pale Ale are meant to be about 4-6% alc/vol, have moderate
bitterness, be sweet and have hop flavor. Tyskie is moderatly bitter
sweet, and falls in the alcohol range.
Drinkability: First off this is a Polish beer, and is decently priced for an import.
I don't find it overly refreshing, or interesting. However it does cross
another country off the list, its just not a beer to write home about.
Scoring 16/25 Slightly better than average. It would be one I would recommend
to give a try to see if it is something you would enjoy.