One thing that I already love about Maltgarden is the variety of beer styles they are brewing. And brewing them all really well.
A pilsner isn’t the most lauded of beers, you don’t see too many social media posts showing off their pilsner ‘haul’! But a good pilsner is a beer to treasure, the drinkability being supreme.
Maltgarden’s offering is styled on a classic German pils, and I reckon it pretty much hits all the right notes.
Pouring a cloudy straw colour, this beer is unfiltered. Malt sweetness is present in the aroma, with a spicy, floral note and even a bit of light citrus. These characteristics all follow through in the flavour as well.
Up front there is some caramel malt sweetness. Hopped with two types of Hallertauer – Hersbrucker and Traditional – this beer is hop forward with a good level of bitterness. Quite a high carbonation helps the flavours dance around the inside of your mouth.
As the beer finishes, there is the that peppery spice and a citrus zing. It finishes crisp and dry, with the spicy hop bitterness lingering nicely.