Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Antonia Pilsner

Today I'm drinking My Antonia Pilsner brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. "But, Beer Drinker, you reviewed that a few weeks ago." Well thank you for being such a loyal reader, but that was actually a guest post by local Florida pal Jarret. Today is my turn!

My Antonia is a continually-hopped imperial pilsner, and the label even goes so far as to call this "a lagerific departure for [their] ale-centric brewery". They go on to say that this creation is "a marriage of old world tradition and new world innovation". In fact, the label depicts an old building with the silhouettes of modern skyscrapers in the background. Overall, the wine-sized bottle has an excellent presentation!

Holy Wowwy! I should have probably poured that a little more slowly. Gigantic floofy white foamy head! Grainy aroma, like a typical pilsner, but very hoppy too! Yeah, this is gonna be different. The flavors start out with an intense hoppiness and noticeable 7.5% alcohol warmth. Some lemon and citrus are also prevalent for the entire experience, providing a lightly bitter profile that does not fade. A sharp, yet not unwelcome, black pepper spiciness is also a factor and works well. A subtle sweetness prevents this hops-driven beer from going too far toward bitter. Crisp and refreshing and smooth. Spicy bitterness is left behind on your palate. This was a nice beer! Check it out if you can.

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That's the reason why I should have poured a little more carefully. And you know what? I overflowed the glass later, so I really didn't learn that initial lesson!


TJ Lubrano said...

That is A LOT of foam!! Did you did run around with it trying to catch the spilling foam?? For some reason I have that image in mind...and yes I know you're not a cartoon...yet ^_^ hehe.

Haha I loved 'Holy Wowwy'. A gorgeous glass of beer mister! I would be happy to have a glass just on the table with me so I can stare at it...


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Tahira. Actually, since this is a giant wine-sized bottle, there were several pours. One of the additional ones was huge, and overflowed despite my best effort to drink the foam. I had mega-white mustache. No picture because I was pissed off!

TJ Lubrano said...

Aww I bet it looked awesome tho! Okay okay won't mention the mega-white mustache again hehe.

Heey you used my real name! haha cool! I don't mind it at all, but always have to make switch because most people call me TJ online (TJ is my real name & my mom's last name).

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah, I used that on purpose, and I think it's a really nice name. I saw that's how you named yourself in one of your profiles. TJ is cool too, but wasn't sure if that was a simple way to introduce yourself.

So, Tahira it is!

TJ Lubrano said...

Thank you!

I used TJ indeed as a way for people to remember my name easier, but I noticed people start using Tahira more often. Which is cool ^_^

marie said...

Pilners usually all taste the same to me but this one actually sounds good. If anyone could do it well, it's DFH.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

I agree completely. Pilsner is my least favorite style. The extra alcohol and hoppy spicy kick are the differentiators here.