The Brew Review- Hoppy Pilsner

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Light taste with a hint of bitter.

With all the beers nowadays made with high IBUís and powerful flavors, introducing a die-hard light beer drinker to craft beer can be a tall task.

Thankfully, Radio Brewingís Hoppy Pilsner (ABV: 4.8 percent, IBU: 40) is here to help with this problem.

Crafted in homage to the pilsners of Northern Germany, the Hoppy Pilsner is made with European grain and three different types of noble hops (Sazz, Tettnanger, and Hallertau Menifrau) to create a clear/ golden colored beer with a grainy hue.

The main taste of this beverage comes from the pilsner, pale, honey, and dextrin malts used, giving it a clean wheat-like taste thatís reminiscent of a flavorful light beer.

Contrary to what the name implies, this beer does not have strong hop taste.

The hoppy flavor that is present is most noticeable in the finish and aftertaste.

I recommend this drink to those who are new to craft beer and/or enjoy a more traditional light beer but are looking to expand into more flavorful drinks.

The Hoppy Pilsner could also be considered a beginner IPA that can get a new craft beer drinker used to the taste of hops without scaring them away with heavy bitterness.

With a lower than average alcohol content compared to many other craft beers, this is one that you can drink without the worry of being ďone and done.Ē

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