Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Pound Sterling Fresh Hopped Pilsner


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  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Fresh Hop, Pilsner
  • Pros:

    Great combination of flavours

  • Cons:

    Hop-heads may be looking for more out of the fresh hops.

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious Fresh Hop Pilsner without a ton of hop bitterness.


Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Pound Sterling Fresh Hopped Pilsner Review

Making a visit to Chilliwack BC’s notorious Sartori Hop Farm, Parallel 49 Brewing has created the only fresh-hopped Pilsner to come out of BC so far this year. The Pound Sterling is a golden-straw coloured Pilsner with two fingers of lacing head atop. The aroma this beer possesses is typical for a Pilsner with crisp malts, light citrus notes and an overall refreshing appeal. The fresh-hop addition adds a further element to the smell though in a crisp, fresh, lightly piney aroma. The flavour is Pilsner up front and that focus remains through the tasting. As the flavour progresses a hopped bitterness grows in the back of the palate in a means that only a fresh-hop could. The faint taste of a fresh forest lingers behind the classic Pilsner base making for a complex, unique and delicious flavour. The hop may not be as forward as your typical fresh-hop but this beer embraces the flavour of the ingredient while incorporating a beer that may appeal to a wider audience.

Alcohol – 5%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 35
Price – $6.90 (Private Liquor Store)
This is a seasonal beer (October 2013 Release) (not on website)


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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 24 November, 2013, 15:52

    It’s a clean and refreshing pilsner but just does not give me enough fresh hop flavour to differentiate if from other craft pilsners.

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