Good afternoon and welcome to The Midweek Drink. I do hope that you are all keeping well and safe during these unprecedented times.
On this week’s Midweek Drink, I shall be reviewing for you a low-alcohol Pilsner (<0.5%) brewed by the West Berkshire Brewery called Solo Pilsner which is currently being brewed in Bavaria.
A brief history of West Berkshire Brewery
West Berkshire Brewery was founded in 1995 by Dave and Helen Maggs. They begun brewing in a neglected building behind the country pub, the Pot Kiln in Yattendon, Berkshire.
In 2000, the brewery began expanding rapidly, and so the idea of moving to a second unit to keep up with the high demand went into overdrive.
Five years later, the brewery purchased their very own pub, the Rising Sun in Stockcross which won CAMRA’s pub of the year.
Three senses and a beverage
Solo low-alcohol Pilsner has an ABV of <0.5% and has the following ingredients: water, malted barley, wheat, hops and yeast.
To fully enjoy this Pilsner at its finest, it must be chilled and poured gently into a glass to appreciate the hazy, gold colour smoothly rising to the top, finished off with a foamy, white head that dissipates slowly.
As soon as the head dissipates, the haziness eventually settles to a crystal clear gold colour tone with the addition of strands of carbonated bubbles whizzing to the the top. With that, you get notes floral and malty aromas.
When you finally stop falling in love with the Pilsner’s appearance and aroma, you can begin to entertain your tastebuds with this beverages smooth, full body and mouth-filling flavours of malt and hops, blending nicely to a mildly bitter, dry aftertaste.
Solo Pilsner <0.5% can be purchased in 330ml cans and bottles here at LightDrinks.