Finesse
Bearded Iris Brewing

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From:
Bearded Iris Brewing
 
Tennessee, United States
Style:
Pilsner - German
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 5.29%
Ratings:
8
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 15, 2018
Added:
Oct 24, 2018
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Notes: A dexterous curation of perle and hallertau blanc and a 2-row meets Pilsner malt build, Finesse effortlessly showcases notes of white grape juice, softly complex florals and a spot of tea.
Recent ratings and reviews.
 
3.54 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 15, 2018
 
4.15 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Dec 15, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Showing that their innovative spirit goes well beyond the haze, Bearded Iris Brewing turns their attention to the honorable German styled pilsner for a hop update and modernization.

Pale gold and nearly bright with clarity, the bubbly action fuels a loose and creamy froth. A tingle of Germanic hops deliver a grassy, spicy and herbal scent but this time a light vinous tone with melon and honeysuckle in tow. A light, wafer thin maltiness hits the front of the tongue with a kiss of powdered sugar, fresh bread and faint cereal.

Any malt sweetness quickly turns over to a glimmer of grain before the hops take over. They bring a brightness of white wine from Haullertau Blanc varietals before a spicy tea-like taste from Pearle. The common simmer of lemongrass, lemon pepper and sassafras stew away on the middle palate before a bevy of herbs bring a parsley rich bite to the beer's final frame.

Medium light for pilsner, the beer is a firm taste but the spicy bitterness, expressive carbonation and fledgling malt influence ensure a crisp, clean and highly refreshing taste in finish. A medium length afterglow of white tea and lemongrass means that the hops extend much longer than the malt.

Dec 14, 2018
 
3.6 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 30, 2018
 
3.54 by vande from Illinois on Nov 22, 2018
 
3.8 by rangerred from Tennessee on Nov 22, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 10.28.18, opened 11.11.18

“Goodbye Toby its been nice”

Clear golden yellow, with some carbonation, frothy one finger white foam cap, sticky lacings

Aroma of grassy malts

Taste is grassy malts, slight bitterness

Medium sudsing

Nice beer

Nov 11, 2018
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 11, 2018
Finesse from Bearded Iris Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 8 ratings