Brauerei Fahr Fahr Out Pilsner – Pilsener at 5% ABV

Brauerei Fahr Fahr Out Pilsner Pilsener at 5% ABV (C$4.99 at Okotoks Co-Op, 500 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 7-Jan-2019, reviewed 7-Jan-2019)

Appearance: clear pale gold with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and ring, moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: bready malt, pome fruit, grass, hint of hydrocarbon/solvent. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light spice. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration spicy finish. (4/5)

I initially though this was under-carbed upon first decapping, but soon realized the anemic hiss was due to there being almost no head space. Oh, well, at least it didn’t explode in my car… or fridge… or hand! As far as the beer goes, it’s a fairly unremarkable example of a fairly unremarkable style. As usual, I feel like I’m doing a bit of a disservice to the review because I’m not sophisticated enough to appreciate anything other than big bombastic beers, but try as I might I can’t work up much enthusiasm for a Pils. This one is marred slightly by a hint of fuel-like hydrocarbon – fusels, I suppose – that isn’t uncommon in the style, but never overly welcome in my mind. OK, but certainly not one I’d seek out again. (13/20)

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