12.2 oz bottle, gold foil topped.
If there was ever a beer that I would associate on pure looks and taste with the Reinheitsgebot, it would most probably be this one! The no nonsense appearance, clarity and tastes scream German efficiency, cleanliness and purity. This is about as far removed from a hazed, adjunct laden beer as one can get.
The pale golden clarity on the pour looks almost fake. It couldn’t be clearer or cleaner. The same is true of the nose and the tastes. The beer doesn’t really clutter into the palate with a noble hop finish like some authentic pilsners can. It’s a bit gentler in terms of the bitterness that some of those Saaz bombs.
There is a little underlying skunkiness that I generally like in a Pils, along with some vegetable matter. I know some will re-coil at those last two descriptions, but afficiianaodes will know what I mean, and no, this isn’t an American macro!
This beer lacks the real, super-carbonated, Noble hop bite than many classic, German Pilsners have, but it still drinks beautifully and as clean a beer is there is in existence. The quintessential beer in so many ways, this a beer that could open the door to even your most dyed in the wool macro drinker; it’s so approachable and so classy. Only issue, getting ti fresh might be a bit of a challenge.