Well, I walked into my local grocery (Publix) and saw a really nice surprise. Boston Brewing Company just released their Spring release of Noble Pils.
You might be wondering what the meaning behind Noble Pils means. I thought the same thing, so I read the bottle. This beer is brewed with the Five Noble hops found from the oldest hop regions. Which are:Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Tettnang Tettnanger, Spalt Spalter, Saaz, and Hersbrucker. What makes these hops so noble? I guess if Jim Koch says they are noble, then they are.
But the name tells me a bit more. It describes this beer perfectly. This is a traditional German/Czech style beer, Pilsner, with a little manipulation. It has more hops than normal to give it a distinct hop profile.
It is a light refreshing beer that has nice floral/citrus smell. The taste is clean crisp and the hop character is balanced. It finishes a little sticky or has a syrupy aftertaste, but that is the only problem I can find with the drinkability.
Anyway, if you see it, grab a sixer. That might help the super cold weather go away.
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