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SARANAC WILD HOP PILS

Aggressive lemony grapefruit bittering and musty orange-rotted souring lead the way for well-balanced pilsner that compares favorably to Saranac’s White IPA. Tropical pineapple-mango-passionfruit stead increases fruity nature above grassy dry-hopped spicing and peppery earthen minerality. Floral-perfumed jasmine, lilac, rosebud, dandelion and lavender nuances flutter by.

 

HITACHINO NEST NIPPONIA PILSNER

Sessionable Sorachi Ace-hopped Imperial Pilsner (an updated 2012 version of original top-fermented golden ale) plies sugary soda-fizzed citric spritz to candied pear-peach-pineapple fruiting, mild green-skinned grape Chardonnay wining and ginger-honeyed herbal nip. Grain-toasted crystal malting grounds detailed contour of heady bottom-fermented lager. Aspirin-like astringency negates perfection. Another exotically distinct offering from world class Japanese brewer. 

VICTORY BRAUMEISTER PILS

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, robust German-styled pilsner appears to be less brisk and more musty than fruitier Victory Prima Pils. Dank lemon-soured pungency soaks into grassy-hopped herbal peppering, grain-toasted Vienna malting and floral-dried honeyed peach tone to wheat cracker spine. A tinge of cilantro, lemongrass and basil found beneath gritty citric surface.