Legend 7 Serpens Pilsner
Reviewed by Brady White on March 14, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Legend 7 Brewing Co.
- Origin: Calgary, AB, CA
- Rated On: March 14, 2018
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 4.8%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Czech Pilsner
- Rating: GOOD !
This 330ml, uniquely shaped bottle (for an Alberta brewery, FWIW) pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some decent dense tropical forest pattern lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.
It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, a bit of warm apple and pear skin, subtle lager yeast, and some zingy earthy, leafy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, a touch of generic citrus peel, muddled pome fruity notes, a faint petrol astringency, and more leafy, floral, and grassy verdant hoppiness. The carbonation is adequate in its palate-satisfying frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, as the hops make a minor dent in the proceedings at this juncture. It finishes trending dry, the crackery malt and still good to go hops lingering like nobody else is watching.
Overall – this comes across as a very respectful and true-to-form version of this old-school style. Nice and crisp and refreshing, all within a balanced framework, I could see killing a number of these on a sunny backyard deck, or the like, as Spring becomes sprung.