Gundel Pils

golden beer in mug with pewter lid and bottle
Gundel Pils

Brewery: Gundel
Style: Pils
Color: light golden

Head: white,
rocky, lasting
Nose: light Spalter hops, toasted malt

Body: medium
, efferescent
Palate: Spalter hops
, a hint of hay
Finish: clean, dry, bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in the brewery

Impression: I quite liked their hoppy Helles so decided to pick up a bottle of the Pils since it wasn’t on tap. It’s a style which can be disappointing in Franconia but this coming from the land of Spalter hops is anything but. It’s somewhat effervescent despite a straight pour with a massive rocky lasting head even in a wide mouth mug. There’s not as much of a nose as their other beers but there’s a strong Spalter hop presence nonetheless. It’s one of the driest beers I’ve ever had and the finish is clean and bitter. It could probably use a bit more malt but I find it quite tasty as is and it is, after all, a German Pils. Even at 5%, I can see why the Helles is the beer on tap as not many would perhaps like such a hoppy palate.

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