Originally Posted by Mantle & Namath
Just saw this now. Let me now how you make out. I'm in no rush or anything.
Fuller's ESB by the way is an exceptional.. Red Hood... so-so
If you haven't had it already look out for Left Hand - Sawtooth Ale. One of the better ESB's I've had not made by Fuller.
Great to know! ****ing costs enough!
Originally Posted by sourceworx
Noble Pils is an homage to European pilsners. Every light lager out there (BudMillerCoors, Heineken, Stella, Labatt, etc, etc, etc) is a bastardization of the European pilsner (or "pils," as the Germans called them.) The Czechs, and Germans after them, created pilsners that were all malt and well-hopped. The hop varieties used are known as Noble hops. Noble hops are the 4 most widely used hop varieties (Hallertau, Spalt, Tettnang, and Saaz) grown in central Europe. They tend to have a mellow herbal flavor to them. The Saaz hops in particular are known to lend a grassy flavor.
Typically European brewers only use one or two of the four varieties in their pilsners. Sam Adams used a blend of all four. None of this will change your mind and make you like the beer. But it's still cool IMO.
I've learned that hoppy beers can be an acquired taste. I used to hate them just as you did. Now I can't get enough of them.
Trumer Pils is one from Czech Republic. THey have a sister brewery in Berkeley CA (where I am). Full flavored. Recommended by me.