Duckstein ‘first batch’ pilsner


ducksteinFirstBatch“Pilsner’s are without a doubt one of the finest drinks in the world. Our Duckstein Pils uses a secret German Recipe to achieve a crisp, clean beer that refreshes the palate.”

This is a nice German style pilsner from this new Western Australian micro brewery who are at this time contract brewing out of the tanks at Gage Roads. Served in a flute glass the appearance is clear as day with a nice golden glow. Capping it off is a short white head that peels off to a fine layer on top. Laced poorly. Off the nose it reminds us of either a Bitburger or a Hofbrau. Simple, clean and hoppy aroma with hints of grain husks, herbs and bready malts. The mouth feel is smooth and light with a slightly thin texture. Carbonation is medium and the body is mild-medium. A crisp and hoppy fore flavour with subtle bready malt notes lead through the grainy mid and deliver a light, grassy hop finish. Not a lot going on but the four to the floor ingredients are married together quite well. With a modest 5% ABV it makes for a great session beer but that’s about it. A little uninspiring.