Citizen / Pilsner 4.6% - 440ml Can
BEER // Each day we take the most incredible things for granted. Things that created a sensation in their day and improved lives hugely: wheels, buttons, plumbing and lager are just a few examples. As every brewer and connoisseur knows, a well crafted Pilsner is a magnificent thing - crisp, bitter, bubbly, bright and easy to drink. The Pilsner style came about in Bohemia in 1838 when a Bavarian was hired to teach local brewers the German art of 'lagering' which is the process of maturing bottom-fermented beer for a period of several weeks at near-freezing temperatures to result in a beer which is clearer with a more developed and cleaner taste. The noble style travelled to the New World with German emigrants including Pabst, Miller, Yuengling, Coors, Anheuser & Busch whose offspring subsequently proceeded to destroy it over the next century by using ever cheaper ingredients and production methods. Fortunately it is still possible to find carefully crafted Pilsners such as this one by Citizen. It is alive with fresh tropical hops atop a slightly toast-y malt backbone. Very easy-drinking, it pairs well with food and and the dry finish makes it rather more-ish.