Saturday, 23 July 2016
Ace Hill Pilsner
Extremely fizzy, clear, pale gold, and topped with a fluffy white head, Ace Hill Pilsner proved to be a lovely companion for a little afternoon baseball. From Toronto, Ontario's Ace Hill Beer Company, the AHP came in a stylishly minimalist 473mL can. At 4.9%, AHP is just a whisker below standard strength, and, according to the Ace Hill website, it contains 16.5 IBUs.
This pilsner featured a delicate, grassy aroma. It's flavour was mild, but engaging, with a grainy base and a slight murmur of something floral. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, and not quite as crisp as I'd have liked, but very refreshing. The back end had some hops bitterness, but not as much as the best beers in the pilsner category tend to sport.
Though I had some qualms about bitterness and crispness, Ace Hill Pilsner's distinguished and subtle flavour made this a lager I could get behind. I'll definitely be buying more of this summery brew.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10.