Contemplating the Pilsner

New York Times’ wine critic, Eric Asimov, offers a very good contemplation on the pilsner style of lager beer.  Using the new Yankee Stadium’s (boo Yankees! Yay! Red Sox! – just had to say) poor selection of beer (yet another boo Yankees point) as a starter, Asimov goes into a discussion about why quality pilsners should be the beer of choice for a baseball game.  He then provides critiques of a number of said quality pilsners.

The article really makes me want to go try a couple of the listed pilsners (especially the Victory Prima Pils because I really like Victory’s beers).  The truth be told, in recent years I have not drank very many pilsners or, in fact, lagers in general.  Definitely been more of an ale type of guy.  The one lager that I drink pretty regularly is Sam Adam’s Boston Lager (yay Boston again!), but besides that I can’t think of very many others.  I feel like I need to get around to trying some more lager style beers, including the pilsners.  Someday, assuming I live in a place with adequate conditions, I may even want to try and brew my own lager beers (they tend to be a bit more difficult than ales).  For now I will keep my eyes open for any good sounding pils and make sure to give them a try.

~ by Nathaniel on April 28, 2009.

3 Responses to “Contemplating the Pilsner”

  1. Have you tried the Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils yet? It’s downstairs on tap at Barley’s right now. I liked it, even though I’m more of an ales gal. I love Victory’s pilsner. I’m not surprised it’s still on top.

    • I have not tried the Oskar Blues Pils (or much Oskar Blue beer in general) yet. I will have to keep that on my list of “must gets” for the next time I visit Barley’s. I sure love having that place so close by to try a bunch of the beers that I haven’t had before.

  2. Victory Prima Pils is one of the best pilsners I’ve had. Sam Adams also has an “imperial” pilsner which is excellent if you want to kick it up a notch or three.

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