Anthem goes for a pilsner this time around, hoping to catch that summer lake crowd no doubt. We thought this would be a good one to review for the Fourth of July, an American take on the classic pilsner style from our friends at Anthem. I need to get to some fireworks, so on to the review.
Company: Anthem Brewing Company
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
ABV: 5.5% ABV
Style/Description: American Pilsner
Price: $9 for a 4 pack of 12 oz. cans
Appearance: Clear straw pour, light head and sticky lace. Head is a little on the low side. I gave it an aggressive pour for the picture, but couldn’t get much head going.
Nose: Beery, grainy aroma, with some sweet sugary notes and a hint of that European pilsner skunk.
Taste: Toasted caramel malts come to the front, with some mildly bitter and herbaceous Euro hops. Sweet grainy beeriness with a touch of European pilsner skunk. Light and drinkable, crisp body and lightly creamy lager mouth.
Finish: Beery finish, with lingering grains.
Overall: While I’m generally not the biggest fan of pilsners, this one isn’t bad. Drinkable, beery and easily accessible, this one could definitely find a home in your ice chest for the Fourth. There is a little bit more going on here than your average Pabst, but can scratch that itch for a poundable light brew.