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


10 Barrel Pub Beer

Aroma: “Spicy notes up front, with a slight soap note that covers up the Pilsner sweetness. Some sulfur, green apple, pear, and lemon aromas, as well as a floral and spicy phenol character. The bread-like sweetness is yeasty.”

Flavor: “Moderate bitterness up front, with skins of green apples, and a sweetness that creates an almost lemon-drop flavor. Floral hops are present, with some slight spice and pear character, and finishes clean with a touch of light bread sweetness and hops spiciness. Light and crisp with high carbonation, but a creamy mouthfeel.”

Overall: “This beer lacked the complexity of the best beers in this category, but it comes together well for a very drinkable Pilsner. The mixture of lemon, fruitiness, and malt gives way to a nice, clean, spicy finish. Enjoyable and very refreshing.”