Bannerman Brewing Co. Casual Acquaintance – Pilsener at 5% ABV

Bannerman Brewing Co. Casual Acquaintance Pilsener at 5% ABV (C$9.99 at Bannerman Brewing Co., 945 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 9-Aug-2019, reviewed 9-Aug-2019)

Appearance: clear straw with one finger of white fluffy head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate droopy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, crackery malt, grass. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, mild peppery spice. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry crisp mildly spicy finish. (4/5)

I’m working on my appreciation of Pilseners, but this one isn’t helping. Not because it isn’t good – it is – but because it isn’t all that traditional. In particular, it’s got much more bright hop character than I typically associate with the style, and much more flavour overall. I think most of that is attributable to the Ella hops, to which I’m attributing the tropical fruit notes in particular. Very pleasant. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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