The Lost Abbey Noble Tendencies
What the brewers say
A traditional Czech-style Pilsner.
What our panel thought
Bright, pale gold with good lace. Pleasant, floral nose; earthy-spicy hops meld with clean, sweet, vanilla-like malt. Perfumey. Flavor is malty up front—soft, sweetish, easygoing—with gentle bitterness that is part of the whole. Medium-dry finish. Aromatic, soft, helles-like. Sweet malt and spicy hops linger. Nice beer.
What our editors thought
The nose feels European, lightly oxidized and knocked down like a beer that's sat on a boat for a while. In the sip, a tinge of diacetyl offers a remarkably true-to-style take on Czech pilsner, highlighting a bit of malt sweetness.