It’s getting cold, wet and dark so the indoor photos are getting more frequent unfortunately. This is a beer that I just keep on seeing and so when I went to grab a pizza from a new Italian place that opened near by, I though this could be a great accompaniment. From Bristol based brewers Lost and Grounded this is ‘Keller Pils’ a pilsner from their core range at a light 4.8% ABV.
Pours a fairly clear straw gold colour. Visually looks like a solid pilsner with the carbonation rolling up the glass to the head. The nose has a slight malty sweetness but is lacking besides that. While the nose inspires little the beer is incredibly clean drinking however. Quite a floral and a little sweet to the taste. There’s actually a decent hop and bitterness accompanying the body and the finish.
A quick note on the can art: I actually love the style on this can. Reminds me of children’s book with the paler colours. Almost Gruffalo-esque.
It’s perhaps a little harsh to say but pilsners, and lagers in general, aren’t the most exciting beers in the world. However, a good one is just a refreshing as any NEIPA. ‘Keller Pils’ is a fairly solid brew. A more elevated version of a standard lager. It’s a beer you’d easily have a few of with you mates down the pub or in my case with a cracking pizza. Potentially a tad thin in the body but certainly hits the description advertised because there is a tangible hop presence adding a refreshing bitterness. I would love to try more of Lost & Grounded in the future.
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- Hops: Magnum, Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfruh
- Malt: Pilsner
- IBU: 34
- ABV: 4.8%
- Gluten Free: No
- Vegan: Yes!
- Purchase Location: Giovanna’s (https://giovannas.co.uk/)