This is one of my favourite versions of Pilsner. I first had it when I was 16 in the north of Italy and was hooked, but Pilsners are made all over the country–some of the Sicilian ones are spectacular. They are characterized by lightness of palate and very clean malt and a snappy hop finish–perfect for hot climate beer drinking!
Tasting Notes: Light hop nose and pale malt palate with soft texture and light, clean hoppy finish.
Appearance: Very pale straw with bright white head
Aroma: Noble hops and sweet pale malt undertones
Serving Suggestions: Light pasta, pesto, young cow’s milk cheese, bread and sandwiches
Hops Variety: German Hersbrucker, Czech Saaz, New Zealand Pacific Gem, New Zealand Wakatu
Malt Variety: Pale malt, Munich malt
Yeast: German Lager
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Style: German Lager
Serving Temp: 2-4 deg C