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Crooked Stave Von Pilsner – Pilsner at 5.0% ABV

Crooked Stave Von Pilsner – Pilsner at 5.0% ABV (C$4.77 at Collective, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 22-May-2020, reviewed 22-May-2020)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale straw with one fat finger of dense white head, excellent retention and well-defined soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mild, floral/herbal, grass, pale malt, bready yeast, citrus, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate bitter, moderate sweet. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, off-dry medium bitter short finish. (4/5)

Wait, Crooked Stave in a can? Pretty sure that’s another one for Armageddon Bingo, innit? Stylistically this is a bit muddled – it’s kind of a German Pilsner, but also kind of a Kellerbier. It’s not as crystal clear and bright as I’d expect for a true Pilsner, but it’s certainly got the lighter body and livelier carbonation. Not overly complex, and a bit of a throwback to more traditional styles, but certainly an easy one to drink. (15/20)

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