Persephone & Yellow Dog Breweries – Lightly Smoked Pilsner

Persephone and Yellow Dog Lightly Smoked Pilsner Review


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  • Brewery: Persephone Brewing Co., Yellow Dog Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Pilsner
  • Pros:

    Subtle smoke flavour in a delicious and unique Pilsner

  • Cons:

    Smoke and Pilsner may not be for everyone

  • Conclusion:

    A unique, lightly smoked pilsner from two of BC's top craft breweries

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Port Moody and Gibsons BC have finally met and the result is a collaboration between Persephone and Yellow Dog Breweries. The fruits of their labours have resulted in what is called the Lightly Smoked Pilsner. Labelled with a Hop riding a dog, this beer’s unique look matches a unique and rather untested style by BC standards. From the bottle this beer pours as a crisp, light golden colour topped with two fingers of head which settles slowly and without a trace. A malty aroma comes in on the nose with a light sweetness and a kick of beechwood smoke. The smoke is quite subtle though an dreally just adds a bit of smoothness and earthiness to the aroma. In the flavour this beer is light and easy drinking. The malt forward body is rather crisp and refreshing while a light sweetness adds additional smoothness. The smoke flavour builds as the flavour progresses and grounds the flavour with a unique and subtle wood-smoke tone. Smoke could very easily overpower the delicateness of a Pilsner but Yellow Dog and Persephone have mastered their balance here with a sessionable, unique and delicious, smoked pilsner.

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 650ml Bottles
Price – $7.50 (Craft Retailer)

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Dustan Sept

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