Export Lager

pFriem Export Lager is a testament to balance in brewing art. Aromas of lightly toasted bread, wildflowers, and a hint of white grape converge in this cross between a Helles and a Pilsner. Each sip balances pleasant malt sweetness with floral hops and a restrained bitterness. You may want to balance your last sip with another pint.

ABV 5.7%

IBU 20

FLAVOR PROFILE

Pear, Honeysuckle, White Pepper

AVAILABILITY

Fall Seasonal

INGREDIENTS

MALT

Pilsner Malt (CMC, Weyermann, Gambrinus), Weyermann CaraHell

HOPS

Perle, Saaz, Tettnanger

YEAST

Lager

History

For at least a thousand years, the ability for brewers to brew more beer than needed locally and ship it off to distant drinkers around the world has been a valued as a source of prestige.

The qualities needed for exportation are one of the many factors that shape certain styles. Because of the expenses of packaging and shipping, it generally made sense for brewers to ship off their best beer. For this reason, export products have had a long reputation as being a superior product.

pFriem Export Lager is a testament to balance in brewing art; not a single attribute bullies the others for control of the palate. Instead, they happily mingle in a demonstration of restraint and cooperation. There is something comforting and familiar about an export beer. The flavor profile is somewhere between a Munich Helles and a Pilsner. It’s drier, stronger and hoppier than Helles but more full-bodied and less hoppy than a Pilsner.

Tasting Notes

Bright golden with dense white foam. Aromas of lightly toasted bread, wildflowers and a hint of white grape. Each sip balances a body of pleasant malt sweetness with floral hops and a restrained bitterness.

Food Pairings

pFriem Export Lager is excellent with grilled steak. The floral and spicy bouquet pairs wonderfully with cheeses such as Chevre. The biscuit and toasted malt characters of the beer greatly complements German sausages - they are timeless and perfect pair…Prost!