ABV: 5.3 IBU: 30
Societe The Heiress
What the brewers say
“The Heiress is our take on a classic Bohemian Pilsner. Refreshing and effervescent with a snow-white head, it’s earthy and floral with a clean, bitter finish. It’s the perfect beer for fans of traditional Pilsners and for converting people whose only reference points for Pilsners are the adjunct versions sold twenty-four to a box.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Big bready malt, fresh ground Pilsner malt with some rich toasty notes mixed in. No discernable hops aroma, however.”
Flavor: “A firm bitterness lingers pleasantly throughout. Moderate malt, bready and toasty. Fairly light on the hops flavor. The hops bitterness is a bit pronounced for the style, but it balances the sweetness.”
Overall: “Nice balance of the sweetness and bitterness. A little more hops flavor would be nice, but it’s drinkable and traditional.”
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Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
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