**Added pic of bottle and pour… so, so pretty! After tasting out of the bottle, the rating stands… this is an outstanding pilsner!!!**
While my perma-smile is starting to fade from the Redhook Big Ballard Imperial IPA Release Event the other night, the memory of the first beer of the evening is not. Redhook Rope Swing Summer Pilsner was served, glass full, as I walked up to the tasting room bar at the brewery and my oh my what a way to start the evening. The first keg was a little warm, but this pilsner handled it with flying colors. Two glasses later, when a cold keg was brought out, I was ready to just keep going… not that the chilling wasn’t an improvement, but this beer drinks so easy and with such solid flavor, that it didn’t really matter that much.
I didn’t get a picture of the actual beer as I was too busy drinking it, but here is a picture of the tap. I will post a picture of the actual beer at some point as it is absolutely beautiful and clear and golden… you have to see it to believe it. This is a simple beer. Just a malt, some hops, and some yeast… not tons of each, just the simple ingredients and you have a masterfully crafted summer pilsner that I can gaurauntee will be in my fridge.
JBB6 Rating: For the Win