Pirate Life Nelson PilsnerPirate Life Brewing
Amongst brewers there is a distinct respect for well-made Pilsners. It’s a delicate style that doesn’t suit being completely bombarded by hops, a beer that takes much more time and patience to get right than an Ale. Beers brewed with lager yeast spend much longer conditioning in the fermenter than Ales. So, when we installed our last lot of tanks back in August we got a bit excited - we finally had a bit of room spare to brew some Pilsner! As fate would have it, around the same time we also got our hands on some of the most sought after hops in the world – Nelson Sauvin. The result - The 4.8% Pirate Life Nelson Pilsner.
The Pils pours crystal clear and light golden in colour with a snow-white meringue head which lingers on top for the whole pint. It has a classic Pilsner Malt nose reminiscent of water crackers which is lifted to another level by a distinctive sun-ripe white grape aroma courtesy of Nelson hops. Dry, bitter and effervescent the beer has all the crisp, clean, refreshing drinking qualities that you want from a Pilsner. When combined with the fresh fruity flavours of Nelson – zesty lime, pear and green pepper, the result is a beer which is a perfect summer smasher with a little bit extra.