Style: Pilsner (German-style)

ABV: 5.5

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

King Harbor Brewing Co Topside Pilsner

What the brewers say

German-style pilsner brewed with heirloom malt and a blend of Tradition and Saphir hops.

What our panel thought

Classic, compelling aroma—a matrimony of perfume-like Noble hops, crackery malt, and pleasant minerality. That balance carries into the sip, with a back-and-forth between oyster-cracker malt and firm hop-bitterness that slashes any recollection of sweetness. Smoother than silk.

What our editors thought

A finely pointed woody-herbal nose has a bit of cracker malt behind it—balanced on the lightest edge. The initial sip is a bit sweet and heavy, but a bitter hit on the swallow gives it a boost.

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