Friday, 26 September 2014

Natural Selections 6-Pack, Volume 2--Steamworks Pilsner

Steamworks Pilsner is my second brush with Vancouver, British Columbia's Steamworks Brewing Co.; the first being the very enjoyable Steamworks Pale Ale. The Pilsner is sold in vaguely psychedelic 355mL bottles. It contains 5% alcohol and a modestly burly (for a pilsner at least) 30 IBUs.

S.P. is a pale straw coloured lager. It's slightly cloudy and has a thick and fluffy white head. Surprisingly, there isn't a lot of carbonation. Its pushy grain aroma is grassy, but leaves room for a little bit of citrus hops in ts wake. The flavour evokes a newly mown lawn and has a pastoral, agricultural feel. The 30 IBUs are hidden well, only showing their hoppy little heads near the finish to provide a dryness that contributes to a crisp mouthfeel.

While this stuff wasn't quite as endearing as Steamworks' Pale Ale, it is definitely a quality pilsner that I could believe hails from Prague instead of Western Canada.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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