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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
Czech Style Smiley Blue Pils

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stevens Point Brewery
Czech Style Smiley Blue Pils

Category: Pilsner

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 4.4%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Herbal, citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon curd and verbena, honeyed herb muffin, pineapple cake, and pine blossom and lavender with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish revealing touches of melon rind and radish finish. A nice fruity, cherry pilsner with great drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd and verbena, honeyed herb muffin, pineapple cake, and pine blossom and lavender
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of melon rind and radish
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Kabobs, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice fruity, cherry pilsner with great drinkability.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

Pilsner

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Pilsners are pale to golden straw in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is a dense, white head. The alcohol levels must be such as to give a rounded mouthfeel. These beers are medium-bodied and are characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech and German varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish. This style originated in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner Premium Pils, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pilsner and Victory Prima Pils.