Sweetwater Road Trip | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Road TripSweetwater Road Trip

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bikini Season – a fiery Pilsner fermented at ale temperatures for a fuller flavor, capped by and intense spicy-hop finish. Nobody Rides for Free
Specs – 5.7% alcohol available in six packs, Liter bottles, 15.5 Gallon ½ bbl kegs (US Sankey) and 5 gallon torpedo kegs.
Grain – Pilsner and Vienna Malt
Hops – Sterling and US Golding
Available – March through May

Added by CNeilP09 on 05-09-2007

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow in color with some fine particulates in suspension, a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation, and some faint slightly apricot colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with some lighter hints of earthy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer starts out with a moderately strong malt body with bready flavors which is followed by some light flavors of earthy hops. Light amounts of bitterness which fades almost instantly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: It did not look like what I expected for the style (I expected it to be clear, practically crystal clear) but it was easy to drink and would be a nice beer to enjoy at a cook out during the summer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Label says Best if Enjoyed by 07/22/13.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing.

S- Refreshing aroma of light hops and bready malt.

T- Surprisingly firm hop bite of the earthy variety and a decent amount of malt backbone. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

M- Very crisp and semi-sharp. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- A very straightforward and simple, yet impressive pils.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle.

A: Clear pale orange body topped by a finger of fine off-white head that settles slowly into a solid cap and leaves plenty of delicate lace. Very nice.

S: A little dull, with some herbal/spicy hops and chalky yeast. Not bad, but less than inviting.

T: Mild and balanced, with herbal hops up front and toasty malt behind. A little fruity toward the tail end, with some moderate bitterness and a bit of minerality on the finish. Dry, slightly astringent aftertaste. Tasty, but a little rough around the edges.

M: Creamy at first but then immediately spritzy as the carbonation explodes upon a swish of the tongue. Medium-bodied, which feels thick for the style. A bit much.

O: Solid but uninspiring. Relatively mild in terms of flavor, but the aftertaste and mouthfeel both make it less than easy to quaff. There are better Pilsners available, but this is still worth a shot if you're a fan of the style.


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Sweetwater Road Trip from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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