Style: German pils
This German style Pils is part of Omnipollos lager program, with the aim to create a crisp thirst quencher without losing the robust malty body, herbal hop notes and bitterness. This was brewed in Omnipollos own Kyrkan brewery based in Stockholm and the first batch was released in May 2022. The German Pils style was adapted from the Czech Pilsner recipe to suit brewing conditions in Germany, particularly water with higher mineral content and domestic hop varieties. This seemed like the perfect beer to kick off the tasting, as it was light and easy to drink, so the perfect warm up to the night!
This was light straw to gold in colour with an easy haze and medium carbonation. It had a light, white head that held fairly well around the outside of the glass. There was a very light aroma that had hints of lemon juice and cereal, but nothing that leapt out of the glass at you. There was a much stronger taste than what the aroma suggested, with a heavy grainy note coupled with sweet citrus and digestive. The aftertaste was fairly long-lasting, with the warming bitterness noticed at the back of the throat. It was medium bodied and left the mouth dry and crisp.
This was a nice lager, but maybe slightly on the boring side when the Omnipollo brand is attached to it. I have had better lagers from the same brewery, so try their Prize Pils for an alternative to this. It wasn’t bad, but maybe not the beer that will set the world on fire.