Sunday, November 8th 2009
(Sly Fox Brewing Company)
A true German-style pilsener in a can. This is the beer to use to convert some macro canned beer drinking friends. I commend Sly Fox for taking on some of the big name players in the canned beer world with this one.
From the Sly Fox site:
"A Northern German style Pilsner brewed with imported German Pils malt and hopped with German and Czech hops. Light in body, light straw in color and dry."
Here we go...
Pour - Very light golden, almost yellow in appearance. Crystal clear with plenty of bubble streaming upwards towards a very fluffy, almost chunky white creamy head.
Aroma - Slightly sweet and slightly sour smelling. The smell of a great pilsener has never been something I really get excited about, it just seems to lack something. Lets just say aroma is not the defining character in my opinion.
Taste - Very crisp, bitter and somewhat sweet. The Saaz hops, I presume, give this a character that is almost acrid, I guess that sounds bad but its just very different than the type of flavor profile other hops provide. Its a touch sweet andvery dry in the finish. Great hop presence and perfect carbonation make this a very refreshing beer.
Overall - You want a good German Pilsener in a can? This is it.
Note: Sly Fox runs two brewpubs and has a production brewery. They currently can and bottle their beers, produce a ton of great draft only options, come out with some great Belgian-style ales and are the only folks I know that put on a goat race every year (with the winner getting to be the namesake for that year's Maibock release).
Posted by Russ
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