In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Odell Brewing Company Double Pilsner

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."