For most American beer drinkers, "pilsner" is something you see on the label of Miller Lite, thus giving you the impression that a Pils is light, flavorless, and, for lack of a better way to put it, f'ing close to water. However, a true pilsner-style lager should be a little bolder, with enough hops to know they're used in the beer, and some actual malt flavor. That's what Edel-Pils, or "Noble-Pils" provides. Still light in body, but with enough flavor to make drinking a beer worthwhile. Pilsners are easy to brew, but they're also easy to screw up. It takes a craftsman to brew one worth coming back to.
Reviewed: February 12, 2005