May 22, 2014

Wild Wolf Brewing American Pilsner

What is an American Pilsner you may ask? Quite simply, it’s a quality pils at which Wild Wolf Brewing threw a few extra handfuls of hops. That’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less.

And the great thing is, this brew is darn tasty. It’s got an excellent bready malt backbone and an elevated hop profile, but not so much that it teeters into overkill. Crisp and refreshing, American Pilsner is a brew that I could go for all Summer long.


Apologies for the above photo quality, but you should be able to see the straw yellow color and the dense, frothy head of white foam just fine.


Light citrus notes, grass, grain, bread and honey all combine for a great smelling beer.


This is a solid brew. It’s got a great bready malt backbone with notes of grain, crackers and a soft sweetness. There’s an slightly pronounced hop character with distant fruits and grass, but it’s not overbearing. A moderate hop bitterness fades quickly and smoothly to a lingering, semi-dry finish.


American Pilsner isn’t the best pilsner our there, but I do like the uptick in hop flavors that it brings to the table. It’s a bit more biting than your traditional pils, but is still quite smooth and balanced. I can see a six pack of this swimming in the half-melted ice of a cooler this Summer.

Rating: 3.5/5

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