Purchased at Taylor’s Market ($4.99/11.2 oz. bottle) and poured into lowball glasses.
Danish brewer Mikkeller’s “Czech-Style Pilsner” pours a light apricot orange with a nearly invisible white head and a sharp nose of yeast, tangerine, and citrus zest. Czechet offers a dry and restrained palette that is more bready and mouth-filling than the prototypical skunk-and-sock American version of the pilsner. It has the same pear-forward flavor profile as many other Mikkeller beers, with an odd sort of salty spice to the finish. There is a little citrus on the tongue, but the finish gets progressively thicker and yeastier, making this less a “refreshing” pilsner than simply a beer with a ton of character and unexpected twists.