La­gu­ni­tas Brew­ing Night Pils

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LOC: Pe­taluma, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 8.2 | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Night Pils mar­ries every­thing we know about mak­ing black IPA and Pils. The dark malt back­bone brings notes of cho­co­late and dark fruits while the lager yeast pro­vides a crisp, clean fin­ish. The re­sult is a beer that looks like a stout but drinks like a lager.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mod­er­ately hoppy up front with a citrus and herbal char­ac­ter. There seems to be a mix of New School and more tra­di­tional hops. Be­hind the hops, there’s a bit of cho­co­late, rich Mu­nich-type malt, and a touch of roast.” Fla­vor: “More citrus in the fla­vor up front with lemon­grass and herbal hops. The malt is fairly light, and there’s back­ground cho­co­late and rich malt. Mod­er­ate sweet­ness up front into high bit­ter­ness in the fin­ish that’s quite as­trin­gent. There’s a low al­co­hol warmth in the fin­ish as well.” Over­all: “An in­ter­est­ing at­tempt at hy­bridiz­ing styles. Has as­pects of the clean, dry, crisp drink­a­bil­ity of a Pil­sner, with a unique color and harsh roast malt fla­vors.”

AROMA: 10 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 17 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 8

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