Jasper Brewing Crisp Pils
Reviewed by Brady White on July 19, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Jasper Brewing Co.
- Origin: Jasper, AB, CA
- Rated On: July 19, 2017
- Best Before: packaged June 26, 2017
- ABV: 4.8%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: German Pilsener
- Rating: GOOD !
This 355ml can pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and somewhat creamy eggshell white head, which leaves some spotty and sudsy splattered lace around the glass as it quickly and evenly subsides.
It smells of biscuity and crackery pale malt, a mild earthy yeastiness, a touch of wet stone, and gentle leafy, grassy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a bit of generic pome fruitiness, ephemeral gasohol notes, and more laid-back leafy, weedy, and fresh grassy verdant hoppiness. The carbonation is quite active in its aggressive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really getting in the way of a good time here. It finishes trending dry, the malt and hops collapsing as such.
Overall, this is indeed what it claims to be – a crisp, clean, and refreshing Pils, in the Teutonic manner. Easy to drink, and approachable (unlike the wildlife – don’t do it!), insomuch as one can enjoy it on a lazy and smoky (’tis the season – currently, it’s BC that’s afire) summer day.