Review: Drake's Brewing Flyway Pils | Craft Beer & Brewing
Drake's Brewing Flyway Pils
93 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 43

93/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Drake's Brewing Flyway Pils

What the brewers say

“A North German–style Pilsner, which is distinctive in its high hopping rates and clean, dry body. We combine extra premium pale German Pilsner malt with a most American ingredient, flaked corn, which dries the body out, and we hop it with the noble-style American hops Vanguard. The beer displays a nice spiciness with a subtle fruited note and finishes clean and dry.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Fantastic, strong noble hops aroma with spice and floral character with a rich underlying bready sweetness and a little lemon citrus in the background.”

Flavor: “Simple malt, bready with a lingering grainy sweetness that has a somewhat tannic lingering astringency. Strong floral hops character with hints of rose and a grassy note on the finish. Bitterness is fairly restrained and nicely balanced.”

Overall: “A really pleasant and interesting Pilsner. A great showcase of the ingredients and process. Enough malt to be present, but enough noble hops characteristic to stand up and be noticed as well.”

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