Grand Teton Persephone Imperial Pilsner
From Grand Teton – Persephone (pur-seff-uh-knee) Imperial Pilsner was brewed with one foot in the past and one in the present. Grand Teton Brewing Company started by creating this beer in the German style, an offshoot of the original pilsner that features German noble hops and a lighter, crisper body than its Czech counterpart. They used a blend of domestic Idaho 2-row barley and imported German malts as well as German Hersbrucker hops for flavor and aroma. Grand Teton Brewing Company then took a leap forward by making this brew twice the strength of a traditional pilsner, with a big hop flavor to match.
Grand Teton Brewing – Grand Teton Persephone Imperial Pilsner – 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 8.76% abv.
Appearance: Pours a clear bright yellow gold with a retaining film of white swirls.
Aroma: Big herbal grassy hops and husky grain.
Taste: Bitter grassy hops, some floral action and grain. Finishes a little fruity, with pronounced bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, crisp with lively carbonation.
Overall: I enjoyed this. Most Imperial Pilsner style beers don’t jive with me. I usually get too much alcohol and some rubber band or some type of polymer. This was pretty good.