Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Light surprise

It's always nice to see a new beer on the shelves, especially when it turn turns up in an unlikely place. I spotted Wolters Pilsener in my local Spar convenience store while wandering around on mundane domestic duties. The green bottle frightened me right off, as all victims of noxious light struck beers will no doubt understand. But on closer inspection of the stock I spied six packs of the beer, with the bottles huddled tightly inside, shielding themselves timidly from the skunk inducing light. I grabbed a pack and made off home.

It is very light for a traditional pilsner - only 4% abv and sadly this comes through in the palate. While the classic lager malt and slight DMS are present it has none of the malt fullness usually found in such beers and all flavour is rinsed from the mouth far too quickly.

Perhaps I am scrutinising this beer to closely. In different conditions, a long, cold draught of this stuff would hit the spot nicely and the low alcohol content might tempt you to try another. It sure beats most of the other light flavoured lagers that we all turn to on holiday in sunny climates, but knowledge of its country of origin sets you up for a fall. Perhaps it would make a good mystery beer.

7 comments:

Barry M said...

Screw the beer, nice glass! :D

You bloody tease...

Bionic Laura said...

Yeah I got completely distracted by the glass too. Love that glass...

The Beer Nut said...

Great glass. Where'd you nick it from, and are you going to sue them?

Velky Al said...

Urquell is only 4.4%, so I guess it is just the lack of body that makes it a washout.

Thom said...

Fair point Al. The low abv isn't a good enough excuse for the lack of body, but I haven't see a German lager this light before.

TaleOfAle said...

Did you have the glass made up? Same logo as your brewery.

Thom said...

Yeah, the glass is part of our extensive marketing campaign.

The 2 minute slot during next year's Super Bowl really cost us though.