Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dreher Classic Pilsner - Hungary 23-3-11

The Low Down:
Picture the scene, the whole family is getting together at the local schnitzel house for my dad's 60th birthday dinner. The menu has Hungarian beer.

This is a pilsner that is far less hoppy than one would expect. The day was quite warm, and this was the perfect accompaniment to my Jager style schnitzel drenched in mushroom and wine sauce.

The Bottle was classy (and huge) and they even delivered it with the cap on so i could take my photo's. Bravo Essen restaurant.

I would drink this any day of the week. it is the most refreshing Pilsner i have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

Packaging: 8/10
Classy and elegant. It has a theme that it sticks to. Green on green with accents really works from a design standpoint
Refreshment: 10/10
Less hoppy than the average pilsner and carbonated enough to go down a treat.
Flavour 9/10:
had no idea what to expect, but This had floral notes and tasted mildly of hops without being bitter. Fantastic!
Alcohol Content: 7/10
5.2%. on the high side of the pilsner range, but you cannot tell.
Price: 9/10
$10.00. It seems like a lot, but this was in an already expensive restaurant. I have it on good authority it can be had for half this price at bottle shops.
Total: 42/50

The Conclusion:This is schnitzel beer. I probably should have opted for the Hungarian style sauce, which would have probably pushed this beer up a point on its flavour to the maximum. Objectively though, it is still the best pilsner i have ever tasted.