Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Wright Pils

Jen and I tried this while at the brewery in Cleavland this past Monday on our way home from New York. Thanks to James, our server and Bob, the supervisor for giving us a spectacular tour. Jen reviewed the basics, while I touched the review up. She said..."Tim it is taking all of my willpower to not guzzle this down."
Both served in Pilsner glass.

Appearance: 1/2 inch thick head that dissipates rather quickly into a spotted white thin film. Bright and clear glowing with yellow hue, near watery looking. Subtly rising visible carbonation. Looks so enticing, especially at this thirsty moment. Minute traces of wet lacing down the side of the glass.
Aroma: Nose is quite sharp and has the distinct pils malt graininess in the front. Accentuated by tart lemon and zest, with a hint of grassy hops to round out the finish.
Taste: Has a sweetness in the beginning, malt sugars followed by a light biscuit flavor, yet this is hardly noticeable over what's to come. Mid-taste there is the bite of grassy and flowery hops, with an all around emphasis on lemongrass. Delicate lemon zest spicing and citrus flavors to complement as they foam up along side the fizz of the carbonation. Finishes quite dry and crisp. Peppery is another adjective to describe this rich, flavorful, yet easy drinking summer beer.
Mouthfeel: Light body with a good amount of carbonation that keeps the brew light and refreshing. Goes down smooth and finishes crisp with a minuscule bite. Kinda leaves a stale flowery aftertaste?
Overall Impression: Yum this is a really great Pilsner, good when it's cold and it's just as good warm... wish I had another to enjoy! Take it from me Great Lakes, aside from your normal five, this would make a fantastic entry level beer, while appealing to those sophisticated pilsner lovers out there!

Jen: 89/100
Tim: 87/100

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