Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #14 – Elsinore (Lager)


Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #14

Elsinore – Phillips Brewing, 5.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“Elsinore is authentically brewed & cold fermented using superior yeast, first-rate two-row barley and the finest hops.”

  • Style: (pale) Lager
  • Taste: sweet almost salty bready liquid barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: uncharacteristically boring

Visual: Pours cloudy golden marmalade orange without much head, very thin ringed retention, large bits of suspended sediment.

Nose: sweet liquid lager malt, sour citrus in the background. (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, bready

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) liquid barley malt

Finish: malty sweet aftertaste, dull bitter hops

Summary: Very plain and very boring. No complexity whatsoever, but drinkable at least.