Thursty Pike

Brewery: Gananoque Brewing Company Type: Czech Style Pilsner ABV: 4% (Light) Appearance / Aroma: Poured with a fluffy European Pilsner head, which is my favorite kind, the density of a meringue – I can hear the carbonation eating away at it after pouring – there is a lot of carbonation but a lot of head so…

A Summer Smash

So I didn’t make proper notes of these beers.  But I will briefly touch on them before they are lost in my brain forever. Wanderlust, by Breakside Brewery in Oregon, USA.  It’s an American IPA @ 6.6% alcohol.  It was my favorite of the three beers Emily brought  home.  It’s label is a thing a…

Grand River Tailgate Lager

Brewery: Grand River Brewery (Ontario) Type: German Pilsner ABV: 4.5% IBU: Unknown Appearance / Aroma:  A cloudy appearance like a wheat beer.  Doesn’t smell like a wheat beer though.  Nice Golden Yellow colour. Minimal head but what is there is quite thin and gentle- almost no carbonation to look at.  It has a flat smell- borderline skunky.  No hops…

Lot 9

Brewery: Creemore Springs Brewing (Ontario) Type: Pislner (Czech Inspired) ABV: 4.7% IBU: 25 Appearance / Aroma: Cream colored, dense and delectable looking head- quickly disappearing but that’s ok.  A lovely murky medium mustard looking colour to the beer.  It looks like a wheat beer often does.  In fact it smells like a wheat beer as well.  The saison-ish aroma is…

Stiegl

Brewery: Stiegl Brewery (Austria) Type: German Pilsner ABV: 4.9% Opinion:  Nice creamy frothy head/ although it has a slight neon glow from the bubbles which looks a bit sudsy like soap.  Regardless lots of lacing on the glass, nice thick froth- beauty.  Typical shimmering golden pils color, and malty aroma. Ingredients: water, barley malt, hops.  Good pure…

Warsteiner Double Hopped

Brewery: Warsteiner Brewery Type: Pilsner ABV: 4.8% Appearance / Aroma / Body: Citrus-hop smell with an undertone of oatmeal. Head is big and fluffy, the kind that sticks to your beard and nose when you take a sip. Great clarity with a light honey color. Taste / Feel: The taste is fairly light but the flavor is there – it doesn’t…

Mongozo

Brewery: Mongozo (Belgium) Type: Premium Pilsner ABV: 5.0% Thoughts: It’s an organic, fair trade, especially brewed to remove gluten (but not gluten free…because for a beer that would be impossible…) — Pilsner.  So basically, I had low expectations.  EXCEPT it was brewed in Belgium, so that’s hopeful.  And THEN I thought about all the good Belgian beers that I’ve had……

Jever

Brewery: Friesisches Brauhaus Type: Pilsener Friesisch Herb (Pilsner) ABV: 4.9% Taste: Initially, a hint of sweetness and fruit. The middle brings in the bitterness and towards the end comes a raisin / metal taste, which is similar to an English Ale. I don’t like beer with a strong, distinct taste of copper. It’s not pleasant.