I’ve said it more than once before but I am a sucker for good marketing and a beer with the name of Eurotrash is right up my alley. I’ve often refereed to beers that haven’t been treated right as having a “Euro skunk” flavor to them. I’m glad that Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, New York gets the joke. I’ve been on a bit of a pilsner kick recently and I have purchased a number of them and even brewed one to fill by desire for pilsner beer.
Today’s beer pours a pale golden color and has a wispy white head. It is perfectly clear as is expected in this style of beer. The nose is pretty complex for such a simple beer. There is some honey-like sweetness upfront with a slight noble hop kick that comes in. Behind the honey sweetness is some general beer sweetness and some slight sulfur.
The taste is very clean on this beer. The malt is wonderfully balanced with the hops and all of the sweetness that was promised in the nose carries through to the beer. The noble hops are excellent on this beer. They provide a clean and solid bittering component that cleans out the sweetness and dries out the beer.
According to the label this beer uses two varieties of hops and two types of malt. At 5.2% ABV I could easily down a few of theses at a sitting. This beer is super drinkable, as a pilsner should be. It is very balanced and is loaded with flavor. If you are looking for a good example of a pilsner I suggest that you try this one out. I don’t think that you will be disappointed. This is a solid beer. (more…)