Green Bench Brewing Co Postcard Pils
What the brewers say
Single-decoction American-style pilsner, brewed with German Barke Pilsner malt, corn, and U.S.-grown Mt. Hood hops.
What our panel thought
Brilliant yellow-gold. Lovely nose rounds herbal-floral-zest hops with light, pure, sweet malt into a familiar gestalt. On the palate: Clean, lightly bready malt meets spicy-herbal hop flavor and a balancing bitterness. Nice and round, with enough body to hold that hop flavor. Finishes clean, softly bittersweet, with lingering spicy bitterness that compels further gulps. Dials up character a half-notch, never disrupting that harmonious whole. Give it to me in a dimpled mug and leave me alone a while.
What our editors thought
Demure and elegant nose—unassuming but confident as it moves with a certain swift herbal grace. The sip further evokes this restraint, as very light and fine-tuned herbal and spicy hops notes play against the delicate malt. The beautiful simplicity of it all makes it equally powerful as a beer to sip and enjoy for what it is, or a beer that disappears into the background of great conversation.