Pineapple Paradise Pilsner – Storm Brewing (Vancouver, Canada)

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Pineapple Paradise Pilsner (Seasonal experimental) – Storm Brewing, 5% ABV – 1L., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

It was my first time visiting this local brewery and I just found out that they do a weekly rotation of experimental “brainstorm” brews – right up my alley. My interest has been piqued. Just bring your 1L or growler for them to fill and off you go. Here’s what they had when I went:

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  • Style: (Pineapple) Fruit Beer
  • Taste: Pineapple juice wheat malt
  • How much: $11 – 1L, bring your own bottle
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: it’s not particularly memorable

Visual: Pours bright cloudy golden yellow, barely any head (growler fill), lots of tiny slow steady streams.

Nose: clean authentic pineapple with a touch of vanilla, superb. (lvl-10)-pungency

Attack: tingly-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN): pineapple juice, wheat malt, hints of vanilla, yeasty

Finish: residual light malt sweetness mixed with fruity pineapple.

Summary: Excellent nose, goes down okay but not a whole lot of complexity. It drinks like a Pineapple Stiegl Radler. It makes me feel bloated after sipping half a glass.