Tempest – Cold Wave Dry Hop Pilsner (440ml)

  • Beer Type

    Lager Learn More

  • Beer Category

    Gold Beer

  • Beer Style

    German PilsnerA lighter, more “snappy” texture; drier on the finish, often displaying more hop bitterness and aroma. Learn More

  • Country

    Scotland

  • Region

    Galashiels

  • Sub-Region

    Tweedbank

  • Size

    440ml

  • ABV

    4.8%

  • Tasting Notes

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Gavin and Annika Meiklejohn met in a brewpub in Canada before traveling the world together and finally settling down in New Zealand. It was there, while working as a chef, that Gavin began home brewing in their garage in Christchurch. After friends visiting them in New Zealand would ask why they couldn’t drink beer this good back in Scotland, it was a sign to move home and go professional.

In April 2010 they set up a ten barrel brewery in a disused dairy facility, and the Tempest story begun. Tempest brewery has gone on to win countless awards both locally, nationally, and internationally. They have shipped their beer all around the world to be enjoyed, and even made the Rate Beer Top 100 best breweries in the world list.

Tasting Notes

SOFT MALT WITH BALANCED BITTERNESS AND A NOTABLE HOP CHARACTER WITH SOME HERBAL AND CITRUS CHARACTER

NOSE

FRESH STRAW, BREADY YEAST, LIGHT CITRUS, CANTALOUPE MELON, HERBAL, LEMONGRASS

Method

German Pilsner should have a lighter, more “snappy” texture than a Czech-style. It is drier on the finish, and often displays more hop bitterness and more hop aroma. The hop aroma is (usually) of noble German hops, however Cold Wave uses modern German hops; in this case Huell Melon and Hallertau Blanc. These hops are known bright, vibrant aromas of honeydew melon, strawberry, lemongrass, and white wine. Low-colour Golden Promise malt and wheat were used in the grain bill to create a golden array of that classic Pilsner flavour.

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