Hops: Hallertau Magnum, Saaz
Malts: Pilsner, Melanoidin, Acid Malt
@untappd says: 3.78/5
In a world where hoppy ales and oily stouts rule the roost, sometimes it’s nice to get back with a classic!
I don’t often drink pilsners, but when I do, I make sure it’s from a brewery that knows what it’s doing. My last two have been Trail Magic, from Tree House Brewing Company, and what you see on my sill today: the aptly named Pilsner, from Trillium Brewing Company.
This Pilsner is, as Trillium puts it on the official description, “the result of a continued, iterative focus on lager brewing.” What does that mean? Well, iteration means repetition, but with improvements every time. That’s how digital products—think apps, software, etc.—are released. You get the minimum viable product on the market, and then you release updates. In beer terms, this means Trillium has fine-tuned this recipe in order to try to reach pilsner perfection.
It’s brewed using mostly Pilsner Malts—with some Melanoidin and Acid Malt thrown in for good measure—and some Hallertau Magnum and Saaz hops. The extended lagering is done using the brewery’s traditional horizontal lagering tanks.
My verdict? Good spice to this lovely straw-colored brew. There’s even a little bite of hops, with a crisp finish. Solid pilsner! Tomorrow? We’ll get back to the IPAs. Shout out to Double Nickel Brewing Company for the kickass pilsner glass, and to @craftedcoaster for the awesome coaster!
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