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


Lagunitas Brewing Night Pils

Aroma: “Moderately hoppy up front with a citrus and herbal character. There seems to be a mix of New School and more traditional hops. Behind the hops, there’s a bit of chocolate, rich Munich-type malt, and a touch of roast.”

Flavor: “More citrus in the flavor up front with lemongrass and herbal hops. The malt is fairly light, and there’s background chocolate and rich malt. Moderate sweetness up front into high bitterness in the finish that’s quite astringent. There’s a low alcohol warmth in the finish as well.”

Overall: “An interesting attempt at hybridizing styles. Has aspects of the clean, dry, crisp drinkability of a Pilsner, with a unique color and harsh roast malt flavors.”