Tucker Brewing Co. TKR Pilsner

Tucker Brewing TKR Pilsner

Beer Stats

  • Packaging: 12 oz. Can
  • BJCP Style: German Pilsner
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • Hops Variety:  Hallertau Merkur, Hallertau Blanc, Hallertau Hersbrucker,                         Hallertau Mittelfrüh

LUDB Tasting Notes

  • Bitterness Level:  Restrained*
  • Drinkability:
    • Would I buy it again? Yes
    • Would I stock it? Yes

Appearance:  Brilliant, clear gold.  White, fluffy head with good retention. Slow carbonation

Aroma:  Floral/herbal hops and grainy malt

Flavor & Aftertaste: Floral & earthy flavors, low malt sweetness, restrained bitterness

Palate:  Soft, semi-dry, low carbonation, short finish.

Balance & Drinkability: Balanced and drinkable. Bitterness is mild, but present.

Commentary

Founded in 2017, Tucker Brewing Company is quietly brewing some of best beers in Georgia.  While many brewers in the area have quickly expanded the varieties of adjunct beers and IPAs they offer, Tucker Brewing is focused on traditional, European style lagers and ales.  Helles, German Pilsner, Bohemian Pilsner, Hefeweizen, and Kellerbier are just a few of the brews you find available in their tap room.

For this review, I went straight for their TKR German Pilsner and I was not disappointed.  This attractive pilsner pours a brilliant, clear gold color culminating in a fluffy white head exhibiting excellent retention.

The brewery uses four varieties of hops:  Hallertau Merkur, Hallertau Mittlefruh, Hallertau Blanc and Hallertau Hersbrucker. Each providing its own subtleties to the aroma and flavor profile.  Pleasant floral and herbal aromas with a hint of spices greet your nose. Those aromas carry over into flavor characteristics that steadily flow through on a backbone of malt sweetness.  Bitterness is restrained and mild; but provides enough balance to make this pilsner enjoyable.

Tucker Brewing Co. may be relatively new, but they are already producing some well-crafted beers.  As I continue to search for the best German and Czech style pilsner, I would move TKR Pilsner near the top.  This beer could easily be consumed year round; but it definitely should be in the fridge for Spring and Summer.  It is very versatile and would pair well with anything from hamburgers to bar-b-que to grilled fish.  Nice job by Tucker Brewing and I can’t wait to try out some of their other lagers.

Thanks for reading, until next time…Let Us Drink Beer!

*Bitterness Scale: None, Restrained, Moderate, Aggressive, & Excessive rior

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