Portlandia Pils – 5.5% ABV, 50 IBU
A pilsner? That’s right, I tried a pilsner tonight from a respectable Portland micro brewery: Laurelwood Brewing Co. whose pub and beers I’ve written about before on this blog. This ain’t no ordinary pilsner but one that should have fellow pilsners follow it past the parted red sea. The Portlandia Pils (5.5% ABV, 50 IBU) was outstanding. This brew poured well and had a nice head. It had the typical golden clear appearance of an American pilsner. The smell was citrisy and it went down smoothly and I’m talking finesse here. It didnt leave that ubiquitous charcoal like taste that those unfiltered domestics leave on the palate.
After drinking Portlandia Pils and contemplating its greatness I said to myself “damn, this is a great effen beer.” No doubt this is the best pilsner that I’ve ever tasted. Most other pilsners I think Americans are used to and most definitely what I’m used to when I think of lagers/pilsners are the corporate domestics like Coors and Bud but not this one. You mos def need to try it. Cheers!