A slightly hazed pour. Not a great head, not good retention or lace. Looks little NEIPAish – oh God …
Good aspirin bitterness up front, bites quite hard initially, and then backs off way too much..
Nose and mouthfeel are both too full and round for me.
It’s a bit flabby. A distinct lack of really clean lines, and that’s a huge issue in a pilsner of any type for me. Soft, not well-defined. This way too yeasty, malty and rounded for the style, and although it sports some decent bitterness in parts, it never rises anywhere near to the required Noble/Saaz-like levels that the style demands. It just isn’t a beer that matches the purported style. That’s a source of huge annoyance to me in general, and the look of this beer and its rounded, ill-defined lines, make it a poor effort IMO. The opposite of crisp.
Lacks an edge, a Pils for those that don’t like Pils. This is the Belgians upsetting the Germans which I can live with, but this isn’t a classic Pilsner. I don’t much like it.
Perhaps the poorest De La Senne beer that I’ve ever had. Normally a stellar brewer, this just isn’t good.