Archive for the Pilsner Category


Posted in Pilsner, Reviews with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Microbrasseurs Les Trois Mousquetaires,  Brossard, Quesbec 

  • 5.5%ABV  Non-Filtered Pilsner
  • Very orange, slightly opaque beer with a thick bubbly head that holds up very well.
  • Yeasty aroma dominates the nose but as it is allowed to warm a pleasant sweetness comes through.
  • The taste carries the sweetness very little, strong taste of oats and yeast come through the most.
  • An interesting beer from Trois Mousequetaires not our favourite so far, but definitely worth looking into, it can be picked up from most fine beer and liquor merchants.


Posted in Pilsner, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Huyghe Brewery, Melle, Belgium

  • 5% ABV
  • Gluten free, organic, fair trade beer. First fair trade beer in the world. Mongozo uses ingredients which have been purchased from farmers in developing countries at a fair price. This ensures that the farmers and their families are able to take control of their businesses and work towards a better future. That’s all good and all, but how does it taste?
  • Ingredients: water,malt, rice, yeast, hops.
  • Pours to a transparent, yellow urine/apple juice colour with a medium level of carbonation and a week skinny head.
  • It smells of dry, uncooked, dusty rice, with a slight tinny note.
  • The flavour is also powdery tasting, uncooked rice. It also has a powdery, dry mouthfeel.
  • It’s not terrible. Not something I would drink. But a reasonable substitute for people on a gluten-free diet.


Posted in Pilsner, Reviews with tags , , , on October 3, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

A. Le Coq Brewery  Tartu, Estonia

  • 5%ABV
  • Very light colour, bright yellow, with a full frothy head.
  • Very skunky aroma bordering on the awful.  Similar to industrial solvents and cleaners with a hint of apple juice.
  • The taste is awful, reminiscent of “heroin beer” served at sporting events.  Metallic canned taste with rotten cabbage.


Posted in Pilsner, Reviews with tags on September 28, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Weltenburger Kloster Abbey Brewery, Germany

  • 4.9% ABV
  • Pours a solid very thick, shaving cream like head, which holds up for the entire duration of drinking this beer.
  • Cloudy, hazy straw coloured, which almost seems to glow.
  • Aroma is yeasty with strong lemon notes
  • The flavour is a bit sour with a chemically, grassy flavour, which is drying to the mouth.
  • Although the flavour is quite light, it lingers on the tongue for quite some time.