“Classic is the Pils classic among the Jacobinus monastery beers. Sun yellow, highly aromatic and full of character with a fine bitterness with great hop aromas.”
Appearance: Looks fantastic – light straw gold with a fluffy three finger crown. The head gradually recedes and leaves a mess on the glass as it ebbs.
Aroma: There’s just no mistaking a conventional German Pils…so satisfyingly clean and refreshing. She’s chock-a-block full of grassy, herbal and floral hop characteristics, hay/straw, wheat grains, honey and wood shavings. Really subtle touches of fresh crusty white bread, dried leaves and a really faint hint of citrus as well. Classy stuff.
Flavour: Dead set spot on. From start to finish the somewhat earthy and grainy malts are front and centre. At times displaying some honey-like sweetness, grassy hay and straw along the way. The herbal and floral hops dependably there in support and integrated beautifully also. Brilliantly crisp and mildly bitter finish with good duration.
Mouthfeel: Well rounded, crisp and fairly heavyset for the style. Medium body, mild-medium Co2. The 4.9% ABV is right where it needs to be.
Overall: Exactly the kind of beer a hot Sydney arvo demands – a crisp, easy-drinking Pils with full flavour and impeccable balance. We love uncovering classic Pilsners from well established European breweries. Especially ones who’ve been around since 1369! You can bet your house that it’s going to be good.