Did you know lagering comes from the German word Lager, meaning storage room? To lager a beer means to slowly chill a beer down to about 7 to -4°C for a few weeks. The cold temperature assists the settling of haze and yeast.
Style: American Style Lager
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
👄 – Everything you expect from lager. Crisp, clean and a slight sweetness. Very easy drinking
Style: Czech Pilsner
Location: Plzen, CZE
👄 – A style with more hop flavour than you’d get from lager. Round and clean flavours, herbal and floral on the nose but great hop bitterness on the finish.
Two Tribes x Pitt Cue Vienna Lager
Style: Vienna Lager
Location: Kings Cross, London UK
👄 – Named after the city in which it originated, malty, but balanced with a great hop presence. Slight bitterness on the finish.
Buxton Brewery, Dorway
Style: India Pale Lager
Location: Buxton, UK
👄 – India Pale Lager. Everything you love about IPA and Lager. Clean and crisp but with lovely hop aromas. Think citrus fruits.
Cloudwater Brew Co x Stillwater Artisanal, Tangible Object
Style: Fruited Sour Pilsner
Location: Manchester, UK
👄 – Sour mango and passion fruit. Although still a malty presence. Easy drinking.
All very different. After trying each beer we gave each characteristic, aroma or flavor, a score from 0 to 5. Here are Matt’s thoughts on the beers. 👇
Matt is a big fan of all things tropical and sour so a personal favorite for him was the fruited sour pilsner. A great balance between the sour mango and malty characteristics. Another stand out beer not only for Matt but for the whole team was Buxton’s Dorway IPL. A very well balanced beer, big hop aroma whilst still having a clean, crisp flavour.
Of course, everyone tastes beer differently but here’s what Matt thought of all the flavours and characteristics between the 5 lagers.