I’m in St. Louis today for the beginning of my annual golf weekend. My friend Joe (seen in the background having a Stone IPA) lives here and set up a nice half day “mini-micro” tour as I call it. We’re planning to hit 3-4 microbreweries here in St. Louis. Before getting started we knew we had to get some food in us, and a few beers, since it’s about 100 degrees outside. We stopped at the Shaved Duck for lunch and had some incredible pulled pork sandwiches and wings. Since it was ridiculously hot out, I went for something light and local.
Location: Bottle poured at The Shaved Duck in St. Louis, MO.
Numbers: 5.2% ABV, ~ 154 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: A slightly hazy golden yellow, there was almost no head when I poured it into the glass. There was a very light lagery, bready, and corn-like aroma to it.
Taste & Feel: It was light bodied with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. The flavors were light, with a bit of a cornbread like malt flavor in the middle before a slight bit of bitterness in the slightly dry finish.
Food Pairing: While it went OK with my meal, I think the corn and bready flavors would go with something a bit more bready. Actually, I think it would be good for helping to wash down bready, fried foods, such as breaded shrimp, fish sticks, etc.
Overall Impression: I always have a difficult time with pilsners and lighter beers with not a lot of flavor. While the flavors in this beer were light, and it had more flavor than other light pilsners, I didn’t really like the cornbread like flavors. It tasted more like an adjunct beer than I like. However, I will say that it was pretty drinkable, I just wasn’t a fan of the flavors.