Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Cintra Cerveja Pilsen - Portugal 22-3-11
Taken off guard by the hops after so many lagers recently, my head almost exploded. This beer is bitter like a wife that didn't get custody or alimony in the divorce.
It has a weirdly traditional look about it, The bottle is weirdly shaped and confusing in use of colour. I do like that the wort gravity was included on the bottle, even though if you have % alcohol you can generally tell.
The hoppiness is akin to Urkell, the father of Pilsner style beer, but to a lesser extreme, making this beer far more delicious. There are a few fruity notes on the finish, and they compliment the extremely bitter tang well.
What's going on here? Typical beer label, but the colours are confusing. There's also a trick to holding the bottle
It is very carbonated, and due to combination of Fruity finish after hoppy bitterness, it is an amazingly refreshing beer.
Went in expecting generic pilsner, was hugely surprised.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.8%. An average for alcohol content among pilsners.
$2.25. Bought this as a six pack, and the value for money is fantastic.
A beer that is a better example of the genre than the one on which it is based. Drink this any time you think you should drink a different pilsner.