Beer Review: NEW GLARUS EDEL PILS

Beer Review: NEW GLARUS EDEL PILS

Publisher: New Glarus Brewing
Genre: Pilsener
Print Length: 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass
ISBN: Not applicable

Crafted in the quaint village of New Glarus, Wisconsin, the Edel-Pils from New Glarus Brewing claims its spot as a “Noble-Pilsner,” a creation by their esteemed brewmaster. The meticulous process involves the infusion of special yeast from Bavaria, a marriage with Wisconsin barley, and the choicest Bavarian and American hops. The result? A Pilsner subjected to traditional brewing methods, culminating in a lengthy, cold rest in their cellars, promising a creamy, full-bodied experience with a smooth finish, ideal for any fine meal or friendly gathering.

Appearance: A Visual Symphony

The golden elixir pours into the glass with a clear yellow gold hue, marked by the dance of rising carbonation. Crowning it all is a small yet resilient cap of white, setting the stage for what lies beneath.

Aroma: A Symphony of Scents

Breathe in the essence of Edel-Pils, and you’re greeted by the delightful notes of bread dough, grains, honey-like malt, and the subtle dance of herbal hops. It’s an olfactory journey that prepares the palate for the forthcoming taste experience.

Taste: Flavors Unveiled

The tasting adventure begins with the sweetness of honey, accompanied by the interplay of grassy and spicy herbal hops, all intertwined with the toasty embrace of malt. The journey concludes with a clean bitterness and a slight twang, leaving a distinct and memorable impression.

Mouthfeel: Textural Elegance

Moderate carbonation provides a lively touch to the full-bodied richness, creating a mouthfeel that complements the overall experience. It’s a sensory journey that engages the palate without overwhelming it.

Overall Impression: Crafted Excellence

In the world of craft lagers, New Glarus Brewing consistently hits the mark, and the Edel-Pils is no exception. At around 5% ABV, the beer stands as a testament to the brewery’s commitment to perfection. There are no hidden flaws here – no sweet corn, no twang, no cooked vegetables. Just a clean, flawless execution that redefines what a craft lager can be. In the realm of moderate-strength beers, New Glarus once again proves that excellence lies in the details, delivering a brew that demands to be savored.