Saturday, March 20, 2010
Beer Review: Covington Brewhouse Ponchartrain Pilsner
Ok, so you know I like to support local breweries and if I have a choice I will almost always choose local. If I'm in Florida I will try and find a local Florida brewery. If I'm in Texas, I will try and find a local Texas brew. And so on and so on. When it comes to Louisiana it just isn't a state with a whole lot of breweries to choose from but slowly things are changing.
Tonite at Avenue Pub I saw a new tap that was from local Louisiana newbie Covington Brewhouse. I'll be honest, I don't really know what exactly Covington Brewhouse is. Are they a brewery? Don't know because why would they have Heiner Brau's logo on their website? Does that mean Heiner Brau is brewing their beer? I think they are but then why call yourself a brewhouse? I'm not sure but it's a bit confusing. Perhaps someone can chime in and let me know cause I'm clueless. Anyways, it was their Ponchartrain Pilsner and I had to give it a try. I feel that pilsners get a bad rap thanks to the big boys so I'm always looking for a good one. I think I may have find one. Here is my review:
Brewery: Covington Brewhouse
Beer: Ponchartrain Pilsner
Style: German Pilsner
Appearance: Beer was a golden straw color with a thin, white head. Lacing present throughout.
Smell: Nice crisp, clean aroma with a nice subtle hoppiness and sweet maltiness with hints of lemon zest.
Taste: Like the aroma it was a crisp, clean lager as it should be. Had a nice grassiness with just enough hops to balance out the sweet bready maltiness. Very easy beer to drink.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean with medium body.
Overall: An incredible local pilsner. Something that is very easy to drink during the oppressive Louisiana heat. I think this one will be a great seller here locally if marketed properly. It's that good.
Score: 4 out of 5 Buddhas