Sieur De Léry – Frampton Brasse

Pilsner de style Tchèque, 5%

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Pilsner, 5%: Bright pale straw color with moderate pearly activity. Foamy white 3-4 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of sweet grains, light apples, lemon, lager yeast, floral hops. The smell is properly flowery. Slick and rounded full body with moderate carbonation, lightly crispy. Light strength finish, sharp malts and fruit, a hint of leaves and barley, no corn or very faint, and a proper vegetable feel. A bit dry and tongue coating, yet well balanced. For a true interpretation of the style it’s a winner, quite similar to an Urquell so it’s more like a Czech, yet a bit more flavorful and probably not as complex although very close! It’s fresh and satisfying, grainy and leafy, a pleasant to drink highly accessible brew. I find it rare to find a good pils. Overall very good quality craft.

Pilsner Urquell – Plzeňský Prazdroj

Czech Pilsner, 4.4%

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Bright dark straw color with moderate activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, offering a decent amount of lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, faint caramel and lemon, saaz and noble hops. Low perception of sweetness, but highly sharp with a pleasant bitterness. Slick and smooth medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Light and short finish, lingering grainy notes and some grassy noble hops. Overall good quality craft. Lightly flavored grainy feel, almost nonexistent smell, while the finish offers the most flavors with a nice herbal feel, balanced citrus, and a very faint skunky feel. Very fresh and accessible.