Apertif Pilsner
Moody Tongue Brewing Company

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Pilsner - German
Ranked #476
Ranked #37,056
3.62 | pDev: 25.41%
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Notes: The first beer any brewer tastes when visiting another brewery is always its pilsner. Unlike other styles, pilsners can’t hide faults behind malt, hops or barrels, and so are a true representation of the brewery at hand. At Moody Tongue, we find beauty in the simplicity of this style and as a brewer we respect the challenge. This is our pilsner, and we are excited to share this with you. As the first beer which any brewer drinks before exploring other styles, enjoy our Aperitif Pilsner to wake your palate before your next meal.
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jkblr from Indiana

3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle coded JABT (not helpful) poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 5% ABV per label. The beer pours bright light gold in color with off white head. The head hangs around in the way of a half inch cap and there is a constant stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is mild with notes of pils malt and sourdough bread, along with a slight mineral note. The taste is a unique slightly sweet / tart / bitter hybrid with flavors of lemon, sourdough, pils malt and floral hops. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with just above average carbonation and a dry finish. Fairly clean lagering. Overall, unique take on a pilsner. Wouldn't be a repeat buy for me, but I respect doing something different.

Jul 05, 2021
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

1.78/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

12 ounce bottle - $2.59 at Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a golden, straw body, lightly hazy with a smallish, white head that steadily fizzles away.

Smell: Houses a scent like spoiled apple juice shaken with rotgut boxed white wine.

Taste: A little pop of sweetness before you go off to flavors ranging from store-brand juice box to 'off' pinot grigio and finishing with a sour, stale twang. I'm scouring the bottle and its label for a clear, discernible packaging date to no avail. I checked again to see if there was printed explaination or apology for this mess, but the label is rather stark.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Very low carbonation.

Overall: Passing itself off as an aperitif, eh? This thing could put me off meals for a straight week! Yeesh.

Sep 01, 2018
Apertif Pilsner from Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 14 ratings