Fox Friday ‘Whip It Good’ Pilsner



Glassware: Flute.

Appearance: Bright and clear golden pour with a thumb of fizzy white head which slowly peels off. Not much of it sticks to the glass as it subsides though.

Aroma: Really liking the rendezvous between the old world and new world styles here. The base Pilsner malt displays that age old sweet, biscuity and straw-like note whilst hints of honey, light caramel and bread fills it out. It’s the Nelson Sauvin hops which brings this edgy new world character to the beer with ripe green fruits (kiwifruit, honeydew, white grapes), vine leaves and pine forest. Diggin it thus far.

Flavour: Follows through nicely. Tasting the sweet and bready malt on the front palate with a nice crisp hop bitterness cutting through. Somewhat fruity, a little tart, herbaceous and piney in its delivery. Delicate hints of caramel and hay/straw through the mid which lay down for a nicely drawn out leafy/herbaceous finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, lean and light on. Very clean as well. Mild-moderate body and just the right amount of effervescence. The 5.5% ABV is well concealed.

Overall: Quite a good Pilsner. Nicely balanced, crisp, refreshing and full flavoured. They can certainly add this style to their already impressive repertoire now.