Friday, 21 October 2011

Miercurea Ciuc Organic Pils

Miercurea Ciuc's Organic Pils hails from Bucharest, Romania.  Sold in 500mL cans, this 5% pale lager has some attributes that set it apart from other Easter European brews and made drinking it a pretty enjoyable experience.
Ciuc was a very clear straw colour.  It is topped by a cloudy white head that dissipates quickly.  There is moderate carbonation and moderate lace.  Ciuc features an outstanding aroma of pears that is quite enjoyable.  Similarly, the taste has notes of pear that highlight the largely sweet flavour.  On the downside, the mouthfeel is thin and watery, even for a pilsner.  The aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter--not my favourite part of this brew.

This is not a bad pilsner by any stretch of the imagination.  The subtle pear flavours give Ciuc an almost cider-like quality, one that is only accentuated by the dry finish.  It is a bit on the thin side, but still, worth a try.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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