Beer: Alpine Glacier Pilsner Lager
Brewery: Tommyknowcker Brewery
Style: German-style Pilsner
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pilsner glass
Drinking Establishment: Kerensa’s Apartment
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Dark golden body with a two finger iridescent white head with sparkly bubbles.
Smell: Berries, grain, and spicy hops.
Flavor: Sweet cereal taste, with flat hops and water. It tastes like a big glass of tap water with a bit of bitter hops.
Feel: Medium body with lively carbonation.
Concluding Remarks: Tommyknocker’s Alpine Glacier is deceiving–there is very little “Alpine” in this brew. It’s a true American Pilsner hybrid: it takes the simple yet delicious Pilsner flavor profile and douses it with hops. It actually tastes more like an American Pale Ale (although it’s a lager), likely because there’s no discernible presence of lager yeasts or traditional Pilsner malts (like Munich malts) or Pilsner hops (like Saaz or Noble). While it’s fine and drinkable, this is absolutely NOT a traditional Pilsner. If I wasn’t rating this on the style, I would give it a 2.5. It’s kind of bitter, definitely watery, but if you’re looking for a new take on a Pilsner, I guess you could try this one.