This has been sitting in my fridge for longer than I’m comfortable with. Before you get freaked out about beers sitting in the door shelf of a refrigerator for years at a time, let me clarify what “longer than I am comfortable” means in my house: about a week. That just won’t stand! So, down it had to go. A cold beer is also a nice way to end a day of weekend working.
At this point you already know the format so let’s just dive in!
From the can:
Sterling Pils is a German style Pilsner brewed with North American ingredients – including Sterling hops from Washington, Premium Pilsner malt from Montana and Idaho and some of the best brewing water in the world from the Pacific Northwest
From my notes:
Looks just how you want your Pilsner’s to look: cloudy straw and lots of carbonation. Smells of some malt and maybe yest. Sweet, but very subtle. Some white, velvety head that quickly dissipates. Crisp and refreshing, very drinkable! Tastes crisp, grassy, with some crackeriness (that’s the light malts and yeast, I think) Nice hop finish that lasts… Complexity in the finish, earthy and herby with some spice.
A perfectly serviceable beer! If not the best Pilsner I’ve ever had. And, since it isn’t I don’t see myself drinking very much of it in the future!
Rating (out of five):