East 9th ‘Doss blockos’ rare pilsner


imagePicked this up the night before the Tassie beer festival from a little independent bottle shop in Hobart, Tasmania.

Served in a shaker glass (it’s all we had as we don’t bring our pricey Spiegelau glasses with us on beer trips). Pours clear gold with a short but lasting head that holds and laces well. Simple aroma consisting of Bohemian Noble hops, subtle spice, biscuity malts and soft wafts of honey and herbs. Not much happening but what is noticeable here is nice. Really smooth mouth feel with mild carbonation and extreme session ability. Soft grassy/herbal hops on the palate upfront with hints of subtle spice that leads into the biscuity/malty mid. A dash of lemon bridges on to the mild, dry finish, rounding off a well balanced Czech style pilsner. 5% ABV is about on par. Slightly one dimensional and a little uninspiring but we could easily go back for a few more. Really clean and true-to-style Australian pilsner. Not bad, but nothing memorable.