Slow Hand Beer Company – Pilsner

Overview

Slow Hand Beer Company – Pilsner Review

The two man show of Kurtis Sheldon and Chris Charron, who both have lots of beer industry experience, have dubbed their next brewing adventure as Slow Hand. Another Vancouver based gypsy brewery, Slow Hand doesn’t have a physical brewery at this point but has been brewing at various locations around the city. The name Slow Hand seems to reference the patience required to make high quality lagers. At this time, Slow Hand only has one such beer on the market, a Pilsner. If you’re going to have only one beer on the store shelves, it had better be good and Slow Hand Pilsner is just that.

Slow Hand Pilsner is straw coloured with a creamy thick head that leaves lots of lace in the glass. A delicate floral aroma is accompanied by a hint of pine. Pilsner has medium low carbonation and on the palate it is dry with all the clean crispness of a healthy fermentation. Using Sterling and Centennial hops, it has a delicious floral hop flavor that is well integrated, balanced yet impossible to ignore. The long lagering time definitely seems to have served this beer well.

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    Appearance
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    Aroma
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    Palate
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    Flavour
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    Overall Enjoyment
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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Straw
  • Head Size & Retention: Big/rocky head/serious lace
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Extremely Crushable
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light, Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Floral, Piney or Woody
  • Palate: Crisp/Dry/Clean

Summary

The stand alone offering from lager-forward Slow Hand has all the appearances of being a well lagered, clean fermented Pilsner. Pilsner also has well balanced hoppiness that is impossible to ignore.

Pros

Balanced, well integrated hoppiness.

Clean fermentation characteristics

Cons

As of now, Slow Hand’s only beer on the market.

One Response

  1. Dave Smith February 28, 2019

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