Westheimer Premium Pilsner

Westheimer Premium Pilsner 1
Westheimer Premium Pilsner. 4.8% abv. Pale straw color with a finger of white bubbly head. Clear. Good retention coupled with outstanding lace. Nose of bright sweet corn, grain, light vegetal. Aroma of herbal soap comes across after a bit. Front taste of grassy malt, mild herb, corn husk, sweet herbal on the back end. Aftertaste is grain, sweet botanical, mild bitter herbal hops, dry finish. Light body. Mouthfeel is cool, soft, carby, clean.

This is an excellent pilsner, which is saying a lot considering that, next to sours, pils is my least favorite type of beer. Still, despite my reservations, a good beer is a good beer, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's well constructed end to end, starting with a light yet dancing aroma, continuing with a flavor profile that offers a gentle blend of malt, herbs, and distant sweet botanicals. The body and feel are superb, and the overall impression is refreshing and slightly sweet.

I love old world classics as well as new world craft beers, and this is a wonderful old beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. I've always preferred German pils over Czech or Austrian pils, and this beer further supports that. Very good stuff. Well recommended.

From the brewery:

"Unpasteurized, full-flavored live German lager. Produced strictly according to the German Purity Law of 1516."
[source: bottle]

"One of the best beers in Germany. Year after year, Westheimer Premium Pilsener beer passes the hardest test in the world. Experts at the German Agricultural Society rate this peak Pilsener with top marks. A Spitzen pilsener with multiple awards for quality and taste, you can count Westheimer Premium Pilsener rightly with the best beers in Germany. Craft brewing from exquisite ingredients is what makes Westheimer Premium Pilsener true to the German Purity Law of 1516, carefully brewed and then aged for a full four weeks for unique Pils quality."
[source: westheimer.de]

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