Saturday, 19 April 2014

Old Style Pilsner

Old Style Pilsner is brewed by Molson, in various cities across Canada. It checks in at 5% and comes in loud 473mL cans that feature a weird frontier scene and includes a horse drawn carriage, a teepee, a biplane, a jeep, and more, all with a bold (ugly) red, white, green, and yellow colour scheme.

It's a very clear, pale straw pilsner, topped with a nice layer of white head. It has a very pungent grain aroma and a really thin mouthfeel. Old Style debuts with mild grass and corn flavour. the finish has a respectable hop profile, but there is another flavour in there that provides an unwelcome note of funk. Additionally, the finish has a sweetness that runs parallel to the bitter, which doesn't strike me as strictly necessary.

The can is eye-catching, but otherwise, this is a pretty ordinary macro-brewed lager. It's easy-drinking, but unexciting.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10.

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