Wednesday, May 30

Beer Review: Churchkey Can Co. Pilsner

It's been about 50 years since flat-top beer cans have seen the grocers shelves. An actor (Adrian Grenier), and former Nike designer (Justin Hawkins) got together to create the company which is next door to Two Beers Brewing where this pilsner is brewed. The base recipe for the pilsner is from two Portland homebrewers, Lucas Jones and Sean Burke (Now brewing at The Commons Brewery in PDX). 


Appearance: (4.5)
- Pours a clear straw-yellow brew. Big fluffy white head, about 4 fingers, pillowing and slowly settling. Lace is left alla bout, and a thick bed sits behind. Pretty pilsner for sure.

Smell: (4.0)
- Right as I poked the can, I got a wonderful hoppy aroma. Wonderful creamy bready and grainy smell with an earthy herbal and grassy pine hop. This puppy smells good, and full flavored.

Taste: (4.0)
- Nice bready creamy pislner.  This puppy is packed with spicy hops, earthy, bitter and pine-like. It has a wonderful bite and grainy flavor, like a true pilsner should. There is however a slight tinny taste or metallic taste that sits deep in the back row.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- This is a chewy dry pilsner for sure. A spicy burning dryness sits behind from a rather medium bodied pilsner which is very well carbonated. So well-carbed that almost every can in the six-pack was bulging at both ends.

Overall: (4.0)
- The beer is a solid and tasty recipe. I am impressed with it's great pilsner taste and quality. It's tough for me paying $10 for a 6-pack, but it is a higher-than-usual quality pils. Other than the slight off-flavor, it is solid and drinkable. The packaging is rather cool. I guess it's nice to have Two Beers right next door, otherwise shipping a beer for packaging to them from afar might up the price quite a bit on it. This puppy would be near a "5" if it wasn't for that metallic off-flavor.

4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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1 comment:

  1. I will get this just for the can. But, seems like a good beer none the less.