Beer: Pilsner Urquell
Style: Pilsner/Czech Lager
Description: It is called the “model of meter” among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original – the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842.
Tasting notes: Pilsner Urquell pours to a beautiful bright, brilliant golden color with a thick, creamy white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very fragrant with flowery, herbal hop aromas coming from the classic Czech hop variety, Saaz. The palate on this beer is soft, with lots of good crisp pilsner malt flavors. The body is so round and clean on this beer, making it very drinkable. Pilnser Urquell finishes with more of that good malt flavor up front, then ends with a dry, grassy, balancing hop bitterness that slightly lingers. This is a world class brew, and the bench mark example of Czech pilsner.
Food pairing: Shellfish, spicy chicken dishes, beef marinated in vinegar and cooked slightly rare, venison
If you like this, try: Oskar Blues Mama’s Littla Vella Pils, Staropramen, Victory Prima Pils.
This beer is part of our Mixed Six series. Working with the beer experts at Half Time in Mamaroneck, we are featuring a beer a day for 24 days, including tasting notes and suggestions for pairing. At the end of the 24 days, we invite you to join us at Half Time from 5-8 p.m. on November 13 for a Q and A, beer tasting and discounts on mixed six-packs with our carefully selected featured beers. Half Time, 139 Hoyt Ave., Mamaroneck, 914-341-1666, www.halftimebeverage.com.
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