Style: Imperial Lager
ABV: 8.1 IBU: 39
Odell Brewing Company Double Pilsner
What the brewers say
This beer is not just our tribute to the classic Bohemian pilsner, it’s our own craft interpretation of it. Refreshing and delicate yet bold and assertive, its clear golden color leaves nowhere for imperfections to hide but plenty of room for mystery.
What our panel thought
Aroma: "Lovely pils malt aroma with light sulfur notes. Earthy, dank hop aroma is floral and restrained. Alcohol is evident but not overly strong."
Flavor: "Smooth pils malt with an alcoholic aftertaste. Hop bitterness is medium and balancing. Some sweetness in the middle of the palate keeps the finish from being crisp. Hop flavor is about right for traditional Pils, but it seems light for a double. Finish is sweet and could be drier with a touch more bitterness."
Overall: "Lots of pilsner personality with an extra shot of alcohol. The malt is amped up to compensate—more like a “double malted” pilsner—but the finish is too sweet. Nice bready malt showcase. A taste beer that could use more bitterness."
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