I love beer, but that doesn’t mean that I love every beer style out there. Pilsners are one style I just can’t really get into. I don’t know if it’s because of the Pilsner malt or just it seems boring to me. But for the sake of reviewing I have opened my mind and palate and tried it.
The Jinx Proof is a “Dortmunder Lager” Pilsner style brew that comes in at a 5.1 ABV. It’s clear gold with a touch of amber around the edges. I would almost compare the color to a Budweiser or Miller, but it has a little more depth than that. There was a ton of lacing on the glass which makes it look a lot more appetizing to me.
The mouthfeel of the beer is pleasant. It’s not overly bubbly and in fact, I expected a little more effervescence. The smell is malty with a touch of noble hops, but it’s not overly hoppy in the nose. It also has a sweet smell which I am guessing comes from the malt profile. Even though this is not one of my favorite styles I think it tastes pretty good. There is a definite flowery noble hop taste present however it’s not at all bitter. The sweetness of the malt is more pronounced then anything. I almost think it might be a little too sweet for a Pilsner. The finish is dry and clean which is great. This is a pretty good beer. For a beginner better beer drinker its a great gateway into craft beer itself. It didn’t change my opinion about the Pilsner style, but its a great beer to quaff and I may have another very soon.