Urban Brewing Monkey’s Paw Pilsner

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Urban Brewing Monkey’s Paw Pilsner

Brewery: Urban Brewing Co.
Town:
Hout Bay
Style: Pils

Color: lightly filtered, yellow

Head: white, rocky, ample
Nose: slight hop

Body:
light, medium carbonation
Palate: balanced, hoppy
Finish: clean
, semi-dry, bitter

Served: on tap at the brewery

Impression:  Funky little brewery in Hout Bay, well worth making the effort to go to. I had the Kölsch (Blond Ale) first and it was nice enough but figured they seemed to have a sense of how to make a German-style beer so ordered the Pils. It came out looking like a Weissbier, also on the beer menu. Honey-comb and massive head and shining in the brilliant sun, I figured if it was the wrong beer served, but not mistaking it after even one sip. It was a surprisingly hoppy brew and the unfiltered aspect gave it a certain softness.  Its 5% alcohol content was perfect for a warm day, too.  I was still finishing up Fisch & Chips and this went as well if not better with it than the Kölsch had.

How about another South African craft beer?

 

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