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Hacker-Pschorr Braumeister Pils

Rating: 3.6

A trip back to Germany here is a bottle of Hacker-Pschorr Pils, this is a beer I noticed a good few times whilst in Munich as you might expect seeing as it is brewed there, although it’s not a beer I ever got round to trying until now. I picked up a bottle the other week on my first trip to The Cave bottle shop in Glasgow’s West End area were I was pleased to find a pretty good selection of international, harder to get beers; many of them German. At £2.99 a bottle it wasn’t exactly the cheapest bottle of beer I’ve ever bought (especially for a pilsener) although it is something I’m not going to find in Tesco or Asda so I’ll not complain too much. This will be the third Hacker-Pschorr beer I will have tried & it is one I’m looking forward to after the dunkel & dunkelweizen offering from the brewery went down so well; hopefully it will be the same for this one.

Appearance (3/5): Pours a bright golden colour that is crystal clear with only a few bubbles rising to the surface. The head is a large, two-finger sized one that is bubbly in texture & white in colour however it fades almost instantly to leave a patchy, soap like lacing around the top of the beer.
Aroma (6/10): About what you would expect from an typical German pilsener although not a strong smelling as others I have tried. There is some nice grassy hops & a nice herbal aroma too it. There is some background grain notes although nothing off putting really & some corn too; about average here.
Taste (8/10): A nice tasting pils that gets better with each sip that I take. The taste is made up from just the right mix of corn, grain & grassy hops giving it a sweet taste overall that is very appealing & goes down great. I’m impressed with how this tastes.
Palate (4/5): A very smooth beer with good carbonation & a nice crisp, refreshing finish. A very nice beer on the palate from this light to medium bodied beer.

Overall (16/20): A. wonderful example of a good, very well balanced pilsener. The aroma was a little light on the nose but other than that this one is an almost perfect example of the style that is very drinkable & would be a great session beer; I just wish I had more than one.

Brewed In: Munich, Germany
Brewery: Hacker-Pschorr Bräu GmbH (Paulaner Brauerei)
First Brewed: Brewery from 1417
Full Name: Hacker-Pschorr Braumeister Feinherbes Pils
Type: Classic German Pilsener
Abv: 4.9%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: The Cave Bottle Shop (Glasgow)
Price: £2.99

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