Stiegl pilsner


stiegl_pilsThis is a top notch pilsner. One of the best in the world. Using only the best of European hops and brewed the same way for over 500 years. For us (and surely many others) this pilsner is synonymous with the famous Bavarian Bier Cafe’s found all around the world, we can remember having long sessions on these at the cafe in Sydney City. Good times! Served from a 500ml bottle into a flute glass. Pours a translucent pale gold with a short white head that retains quite well. Does leave some lacing. Looks attractive, there’s a nice glow to it as we give the glass a good swirl to open up some aromas. Clean and crisp on the nose, plenty of biscuity/cerealy pilsner malts with a fresh herbal hop scent. Definitely a floral presence in here too with a touch of grain and spice coming through. Mouth feel is smooth as silk, a little thin but that’s to be expected from these highly sessional beers. Moderately carbonated with mild-medium body. The flavour mirrors the aroma. Uncomplicated and crisp with a mild grassy hop bitterness upfront. Hints of grainy malts through the mid lead to a light, dry finish with a suggestion of rice crackers on the back end. Super sessional stuff. Even better on tap, so next time you’re passing that Bavarian Bier Cafe be sure to pop in and grab yourself a stein.