Friday, 11 November 2016

The Gentlemen's Pilsner

The Gentlemen's Pilsner calls Simcoe, Ontario home. It's lovingly crafted by the Blue Elephant Brewing Company and then poured into amazing 473mL cans that feature a mustachioed rogue in profile. It contains the requisite 5% alcohol and is a clear, straw yellow lager without much head beyond a white disc of bubbles.

TGP has a pushy grainy scent that was on me as soon as I cracked the can. The flavour, too, has grain in the crosshairs, though, as with all good pilsners, there is also a nice streak of noble hops running through the finish. The black mark on this beer relates to its mouthfeel, which lacked the crispness that really makes a good pilsner crackle. I found it to be a bit thin and wet for my tastes.

Really, if it weren't for the thin mouthfeel, this would have been a swell pils. As it is, I found a lot of elements to really enjoy. I'd definitely buy it again, but next time I'd make more of an effort to drink it fresh.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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