Left Hand Brewing Company 1265 Pilsner
What the brewers say
Crisp and lively, with delicate citrus hops and light bready malts.
What our panel thought
Aroma of resinous hop—lemony, slightly tropical and sweaty, but bright and alluring—with low underlying malt. Flavor is light—watery, earthy—but light sweetness helps to push a lemony-citrus hop tang. Moderately bitter, resinous; needs more malt depth to contain it. Very American take.
What our editors thought
Slightly sweaty, almost bitter tropical tinge in the nose. The sip balances in the same way, with an unsweet tropical fruit bitterness that pulls just a bit of fruity softness at the edges. Unusual but intriguing.