Kelowna Pilsner - Tree Brewing
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3.58/5 rDev +7.5%
Poured from 500mL can into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a very strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy white foam. I'm not sure what more you can ask of a Pilsner-slash-pale-lager.
Smell: sweetish malt with a bit of grain and even a bit of fruitiness. Not much personality, and not much in the way of hops.
Taste: simple, with a little bit of sweetness and grain, much like the aroma. Bitterness is light but present. This is a totally serviceable pale lager.
Mouthfeel: light body but with tons of carbonation which keeps things interesting enough.
Overall: like I said, totally serviceable. The beer is par for the course when it comes to craft lagers. I'm doling out extra points here to reflect its easy-drinking quaffability.
05-20-2014 22:44:16 | More by flagmantho
2.63/5 rDev -21%
Pours a nice golden color, with a two finger foamy and bubbly head that sticks around for a while. I can see lot's of bubbles rising up. Looks pretty neat.
Smells pretty grainy with a very slight honey. No hops from what I'm getting.
Lot's of grainy taste on the front with what seems to be a slight skunky taste to it on the back of the tongue, and in the aftertaste. Slight earthy notes. No presence of honey or hops.
Mouthfeel is pretty watery, with lots of carbonation tickling the tongue. Even when I'm halfway through, there's still tons of bubbles rising.
The appearance looked really pretty, but sadly that was all the good this beer was. The beer styles itself as a Pilsner, and so compared to other pilsners, this one is really lacking. As a Pale Lager, probably more appropriate.
06-29-2012 18:13:48 | More by Scrylol
3.63/5 rDev +9%
500ml can poured into a 22.3oz pilsener glass.
A - Pours a clean golden-straw color with the slightest off-white head billowing above. Lots of visible carbonation. Head sticks around as a frothy cap and laces much better than expected.
S - Barley malt, mild grassy hops, corn, and a touch of skunk. Not a very encouraging aroma.
T - Barley and corn, slight hoppiness, and a touch of honey upfront. Finishes with a metallic twang that I don't really love. Lacking in the hops for sure. A little skunk to it. Relatively clean, but a little cheap tasting. As it warms subtle notes of buttery bread and ripe fruit appear, but do little to turn this profile around.
M - Lots of carbonation, borders on fizzy. Lighter body, but it could be worse. Fitting for the style.
D - Pretty much an unoffensive and drinkable lager, with a bit more flavor than the average swill. As a lager this is pretty good stuff, but compared to some pilseners out there this really falls short; especially in the hops department.
06-04-2012 21:18:52 | More by Converge
2.98/5 rDev -10.5%
Appearance: About right for a pilsner. Bit of head when poured; retains edge lace. Medium-high carbonation.
Smell: A sweet slightly stinky malt aroma. A bit honey. A bit biscuity. Can't detect hops. Actually smells a bit salty, like the sea.
Taste: Quick-fading honey sweetness, then some bitterness. Maltiness in between and in the aftertaste. Moments of wateriness though. Hop flavour barely perceptible, but the bitterness builds on the tongue. Also slightly butterscotch.
Mouthfeel. Does seem nice and creamy when I sip it with air, but really the body is pretty thin.
Overall: Good malt flavours. I find the beer inexplicably harsh. Maybe there's not enough body to balance the flavours. I think they should have gone for a little more flavour complexity. It would be nice to taste a bit of hops too. I think some of the aroma and the butterscotch indicate diacetyl.
05-26-2012 21:27:46 | More by haley
Kelowna Pilsner from Tree Brewing
77 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.