Pil-Zen
Fonta Flora Brewery

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Style:
Pilsner - German
ABV:
5.2%
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Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 0.53%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Notes: A pilsner-style lagerbier aged on jasmine green tea.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Canned 4/28/20
Pours a light frothy med sized head with med-lower retention, a bit of soapy lacing, hazy med gold color

Nose brings some floral Jasmine tea out front, the pilsner comes in behind with some herbal floral hops, a little doughy grainy malt, but mostly dominated by the tea, some fruity notes as well

Taste brings more Jasmine tea up front, floral herbal tea, flowery even almost chamomile level, light grainy malt with doughy notes, med bitterness some from hops and some from tea, hops get a bit grassy herbal floral and a touch fruity I think but that could be the tea or yeast as well, drier finish, lingering hoppy bitterness

Mouth is med to lighter bod, soft lager, med foamy carb

Overall not bad, but the tea really dominates and overpowers the pilsner underneath so it's hard to enjoy the pilsner aspect

Jul 06, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate pale orange + apricot + peach + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a handful of small patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of floral jasmine + earthy green tea over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + bready + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Light aromas of lager yeast + light aromas of grassy + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + bready + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of lager yeast and slightly stronger than moderate flavors of loral jasmine + earthy green tea. Finally there is a light flavor of grassy + herbal hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a refreshing mouthfeel. Enjoyable with a pleasant flavor and aroma from the addition of jasmine green tea. Not a beer that I would go to often but I liked it.

Jul 04, 2020
Pil-Zen from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3 ratings