Black Dog Brewery Drifter Lager

Style
New World Pilsner
ABV
4.7%

When is a lager not a lager? You could put forward a few potential answers, including this beer from Black Dog*. The Drifter Lager is tagged a "new world lager based on a German pilsner" but is one in which brewer James Booth has layered on the Aussie hops (Topaz and Enigma) like a builder with an industrial sized trowel to the point it's almost indistinguishable from many New World pale ales on the market.

It pours a bright golden with a touch of malt sweetness but the spotlight is hogged by the broad citrus and melon aromas and a sizeable bitterness, ensuring it's full of character and full of body too, albeit with a lingering dryness akin to a European pilsner.

  • OK, it would be a shit answer as it is totally a lager, but hopefully you catch our drift (sorry, this just gets worse the longer it goes on, doesn't it...?)

Published June 1, 2017

Name
Black Dog Brewery
Address

339 Booth Road
Taminick
VIC 3675

Open Hours

Thursday to Monday: 11am to 5pm

LBD dates B
HCH 2024 B

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