Review: Steam Whistle Pilsner

Review: Steam Whistle Pilsner by Cody La Bière
Steam Whistle may be the only Canadian brewery that I know of that makes one beer, and only one beer. In this case, Steam Whistle Pilsner. Most breweries have a main staple, but produce 3-4 others along side, but nope, not for Steam Whistle!

Steam Whistle is now available in Manitoba in 500ml tall cans for $2.95, which is about average for a Canadian macro/micro tall can.

Appearance: Pours golden like straw, a bit of carbonation, a decent amount of white head like in most pilsners or lagers. Looks respectable for the style

Aroma: A sweet maltines. I'm not a fan of malty golden lagers or pilsners. Somewhat grassy aroma.

Taste: Pretty boring. Reminiscent of Port Royal Export to me. Tastes a bit like hay, a slight amount of skunk, malty, sweet and a minimal amount of bitterness from the hops.

Overall Thoughts: At $2.95 it's an alright value, but not even close to being the best pilsner I've had. Steam Whistle is a bit too malty for me, but trying to break down the flavours and I do notice a bit of hops, more than the standard pilsners, which I appreciate. I wouldn't buy this again unless if I wanted a camping sort of beer, or to share with friends. This would be a great camping accompaniment by the fire, especially if you can't bring glass with you. I prefer Moosehead, but it's better than some other golden lagers or pilsners out there.

It has 5% ABV, and I just noticed on the side of the can it states that can was packaged on March 22, 2012, so one day away from being exactly one month old. I like knowing when my beer was made, so props to you Steam Whistle!


Unknown said...

What was the date on the can?

Cody Lobreau said...

March 22, 2012

Geogeo said...

It's gotta be in a bottle not a can and it's gotta be ice cold. Delicious