Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Glarus Edel-Pils Review

The next beer in my New Glarus mix-a-six sampler is their Edel-Pils, which is a Pilsener with an ABV of 5.3% The label itself is a bit on the minimal side both in terms of design and color, which is quite sepia-esque.

The beer itself pours a slightly hazy golden color with a filmy head. There's a bit of carbonation along the sides of the glass.

The nose has some strong yeast, biscuit, floral hops, pale malt and grassy notes. The grassiness in this case is rather subdued and almost mild.

The flavor has a strong yeastiness upfront, backed up by some pale malts, barley, light floral hops and a very slight grassiness. For a Pilsener, it's surprisingly un-earthy.

The body is fairly lightweight, but the carbonation is rather stingy in how it feels and goes get in the way if you're giving the beer a thorough tasting.

Pilseners have usually been sort of a hit-or-miss for myself and this one is definitely more of a hit. The lack of any earthy notes helps the flavor a great deal and it's flavor is very well balanced and sweet; It almost reminds me of Victory's Prima Pils. Carbonation is a bit strong when you account for the flavor, but it's still a good tasting pilsener.

New Glarus Edel-Pils - 8/10

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