Brewery: The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co
Style: German Pils (5D)
Package: 32oz Crowler
Purchased: Beer to Go!
Canned Date: March 22, 2020
Consumed Date: March 25, 2020
Details From the Brewer
Malt: German Pils Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, German Saphir Assertive hops out front Floral and spicy aroma Crisp, and extra dry
Aroma – 10/12
Medium floral hops notes strike the nose first. This is intermixed with a slight grassy character. A medium-low grainy and crackery malt smell is also present with a touch of honey. Clean fermentation character.
Appearance – 3/3
Pours with crystal clarity. A gold colored liquid is topped with fine and small stark white bubbles. This dense head lasts with great retention. As it’s drank, excellent lacing clings to the sides of the glass.
Flavor – 20/20
A barrage of floral and spicy hop flavor at a moderate level. This is quickly joined by medium-high bitterness. A moderate grainy and crackery malt character also jumps in with a touch of honey. Towards the finish, the bitterness increases some, as does the dryness. A decent minerality also appears. The finish is somewhat quick with hop flavors and bitterness lingering on the palate. The balance is just towards the hops.
Mouthfeel – 5/5
Just lighter than medium bodied throughout the taste. No astringency present. Medium-high carbonation prickles the tongue and roof of the mouth. A slight alcohol warming is present.
Overall Impression – 10/10
An outstanding Pils. The malt and hop character flavor and aroma is spot on. There’s a nice complexity to this beer while maintaining its subtlety. The bitterness and water minerality works so well together. The only thing I can see improving is a bit brighter hop flavor, but I’d attribute that to a couple days in the crowler, as it’s usually brighter on draught.
Rating – 48/50
Austin has low-key turned into the craft lager capital of America. Industry Pils has the accolades to prove it, and still maintains its greatness. This is usually my goto beer when visiting their beer garden. It’s perfect for relaxing under their live oaks in the heat.
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