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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Abracadabra! Hocus Pocus! Magic on the Windowsill today!
We’ve had stouts and plenty of pale ales—both the American and Indian varieties—from Tree House Brewing Company on the Windowsill this week, so I figured we’d try something new for this weekend bonus edition of Tree House Week. It’s a Geman pilsner, which is a style that originated in the Bohemian city of Pilsen in the 1840s. Aged in caves before the advent of refrigerators in the early 20th century, the classic style is still found all over the world. Great for a change of pace!
Hold onto your butts, but the Trail Magic wasn’t my favorite brew. I think it’s just because I’m more of a stouts and IPAs kind of fella, though. As far as pilsners go, this was a pretty solid one. Solid malt base with a good balance of hops, and even some spice to counteract that dry finish. Very clean, very crisp. Solid pilsner… if you like that kind of thing.
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