Review: 2 Crows Waltz German-style Pilsner

The first time I ever tried anything by 2 Crows Brewing was when they collaborated with Kilter Brewing to create Hawaiian Ivory nearly two years ago - that was also the very first Kilter beer I ever had in my life at that time. The Quality Beer Store in Winnipeg just brought in a nice lineup of 2 Crows' beer. Waltz is a German-style Pilsner that's crisp, doughy and lemony.

I've been saying it for about two years now but we're starting to see a craft Pilsner scene popping up, something you wouldn't see craft breweries really doing only a few years ago, but beer trends have led to over-the-top beer styles to the point that a lot of people just want something solid and easy to drink without it being too upfront in any sense.

Appearance: Pale golden straw body with a light amount of cloudiness, good amount of micro-carbonation in the body, and the head is very fluffy and bright snow white that diminishes pretty gradually and leaving behind a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Crisp malt to give it a hint of graininess, notes of lemon, grassy and light floral hops, fresh dough. Not aggressive in any form, very light but aromatic.

Taste: Fairly sweet with a toasted barley presence to it, a moderate amount of lemon, floral hop presence with a hint of grassiness to it. There's a bit of a metallic aftertaste popping up in the beer and a very very slight hop bitterness at the very end. The aftertaste is mostly a hint of dough and lemon, an aftertaste that doesn't really linger for long.

Overall Thoughts: Incredibly crisp, light, easy to drink German-style Pilsner. I feel like Pilsners like this would entice macro drinkers to finally try something else but some people you'll never be able to change. This is Pilsner that I feel would really pair well with a nice pizza.. and perhaps I'm a biiiiit hungry right now, craving a pizza, but this would be a great pairing!

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