Review: Heater Allen Pils | Craft Beer & Brewing
Heater Allen Pils
91 out of 100

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 4.9 IBU: 36

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Heater Allen Pils

What the brewers say

“The beer possesses strong hops character that is balanced by its rich, round, malty palate. Refreshing and balanced, this beer is a favorite of our winery friends during harvest.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light bread note, with some biscuit and slight honey. Hops notes include floral, earth, pine, light black pepper, and a touch of cardamom. As it warms, a light spicy note materializes.”

Flavor: “A bold flavor up front for a Pilsner, with sweet cracker and biscuit, but is quickly followed by some floral spice notes that carry the bitterness through the finish. Noticeable sulfur notes give way to the pine and spice of the hops, as well as some pepper. The malt characters are only in the foundation, providing the body, but don’t truly emerge until the bitterness fades into the aftertaste.”

Overall: “A hoppy Pilsner that ushers in some nice complexity. A little rough through the taste compared to other Pilsners, but still enjoyable. The sulfur tones are reminiscent of Czech Pils right up front. The complexity of the hops with pine, spice, and pepper makes this intriguing.”

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