Review: Alvarado Street Peninsula Pilsner | Craft Beer & Brewing
Alvarado Street Peninsula Pilsner
85 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 5.2 IBU: 30

85/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 16
Mouthfeel: 5

Alvarado Street Peninsula Pilsner

What the brewers say

“This Pilsner is all about the delicate balance of soft European malt and floral, spicy notes from the classic noble hops, which include Czech Saaz and German Tettnang. Our house lager strain adds a pleasant minerality and attenuates fully for a crisp, clean, and dry finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Slight phenolic and resin notes up front, almost plastic-like or waxed candy. Moderate perfume and fruity floral hops aromas. Very subtle biscuit and bread malt.”

Flavor: “Similar to the aroma, with moderate-to-high perfume and sweet spicy hops flavors. Just enough biscuit and bready malt to keep the balance in check. The spiciness from the hops dances off of the medium carbonation to help lighten what feels like a higher gravity beer.”

Overall: “The hops definitely take the lead here. A beer that overthinks its hops choice, which ultimately distracts from a decent malt profile and clean ferment. Not a Pils to drink all day, but tasty nonetheless.”

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