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Pontius Road Pilsner

This is a short and sweet review I’ve had ready for months, but it just sat there and now that I’m finally done posting pictures from my recent trip, I’ll get the wheels rolling on the beer reviews.  I don’t think I’ve ever reviewed a pilsner on the blog and as I think of it, not a lot of love is out there from the breweries I frequently drink beer from or the popular ones.  I can’t name 10 maybe not even 5 pilsner’s off the top of my head from the craft breweries.

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This beer is from Short’s Brewing, a beer for a spring or summer day when you don’t need to mow the lawn or work on the car, but you do it anyway to get away from the wife and kid.  It has very low alcohol, so you can drink a few while you enjoy the weather on a hammock.

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Aromatically smells of piney citrus, dry straw, and just enough malt. The flavor is exactly the same with just enough bitterness to linger; great color as well.  A simple beer and nothing great or bad about it, but when you start to pick it apart and compare to pilsners, this has more character.

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Solid. I’ll rate Three out of Five Beer Caps overall, but amongst it’s peer group of pilsner’s it’s a Four.

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2012 in Empty Bottles

 

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Huma Lupa Licious

An IPA beer by Shorts Brewing pictured with what will be my summer read, Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain.

It’s good to have friends in the right places, specifically, in states with good breweries.  I tried this last year during the first beer exchange I had with my beer buddy Steve, he lives in Michigan.  Lots of good breweries are in Michigan and sadly their contents aren’t distributed in Kalifornia.

As I poured,  I immediately smelled the hops.  It’s a very bitter beer with the hop herb hitting you on the back end.  Lots of people described it with hints of citrus, but I didn’t get any at all.  As it warmed, it became malty with very faint notes of sweetness and the hop aroma gave way to the smell of alcohol.  This beer is right up my alley as I have a tendency to like bitter and hoppy beers.  I would like to drink it again and have it served with a thick pork chop and caramelized onions; the sweetness would probably cut through the bitterness and blend well with the great hoppyness of the beer.

This being my first beer review has turned out to be harder than I thought.  I took notes and thought I would be able to write something with ease, it wasn’t so, yet it was fun.  What will I drink next? Same Bat Channel, stick around…

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Empty Bottles

 

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