Crooked Stave Von Pilsner

Denver is one of the best beer cities, at least according to most writers. Unfortunately, Val and I were not big fans of the city. The food was alright, not great and since we’re not big fans of the smell of pot, it’s definitely not a city for us. But, I’m glad we got the chance to go to GABF so I could cross that off of my bucket list.

ABV: 5%

Style: Kellerbier/Zwickelbier

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Combining our brewery’s super soft water, traditional floor malted barley and the finest German hops, this unfiltered keller pilsner is crushable. Brewed as a traditional European pilsner, this is what pilsner tastes like pouring from the wooden vats used to make lager for centuries.”

Random: While we were in Denver, we visited the Crooked Stave taproom which was packed, given that it was GABF week. But, it was in a cool building with a lot of different stores. I wish we had more areas like that in Jersey or Philly.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow in color. There was some carbonation visible. The nose had a slight funk to it along with grass and the expected noble hops. The taste was much of the same. It was more grassy than funky, but still had a nice noble hop characteristic to it. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick and grassy finish. I thought this was a solid pils that paired well with food.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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