Prairie Lager - Minhas Craft Brewery
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3.03/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A tough beer to research. The Minhas website has no information on the beer and the bottle has very limited data. I suspect this beer may be name change or a slight recipe change from the Berghoff Original.
The beer begins with a standard Pilsner appearance that demonstrates a firm straw color, ample carbonation, but slight on head formation and retention with a loosely knit foamstand and nearly fizzy demeanor.
Aromas of pilsner malts dominate the beer while whiffs of German (Hallertau?) hops come and go. Some grain flavors and fresh barley sweetness also give way to the olfactories. As the hops subside, the grains also give some modest vegital and ashy sulfer aromas but they are light.
Flavors of pilsner malt and sweetness merge with grain flavors. At times this makes the beer taste a little vegital and worty but ultimately the malt-grain profile garner attention above sulfer flavors. Hop flavor is light and take on an herbal proportion to round out the sweetness. Finishes a bit sweet.
Crisp and refreshing in the mouthfeel although a bit scrubbing because of the carbonation bite and a bit of oversparged astringency. This makes the grain profile a bit rough. A light hop bitterness outlasts the sweetness just inside the finish. No real lingering of flavor, bitter, sweet, or otherwise.
Ultimately an ok beer, but cannot compare favorably with classic German Warsteiners or Spatens. If anyone finds more information on this beer, then please share.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2009 16:06:01 | More by BEERchitect
Prairie Lager from Minhas Craft Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.