Van Dieman Freycinet Pilsner

Style
Oak-Fermented Pilsner
ABV
4.1%
Bitterness
12 IBU

The past couple of years have seen more brewers add a lager – or lager-like "draught" – to their lineup, sometimes as a means of appeasing visitors after something unchallenging and familiar, on occasion with an eye on broadening their appeal outside the crafty bubble. For summer 2021/22, Van Dieman have joined the gang, although it's fair to say Freycinet Pilsner is a far cry from the Mexican cerveza and Tooheys-mimickers on the market.

The biggest sidestep comes early on: primary fermentation took place in oak barrels, a move that appears to have added even more creamy softness to that brewers can elicit in such beers brewed with traditional pilsner malts and long lagering times. Hazily golden with a fluffy white head to visually prepare your for its pillowy texture. Aromas of a floral, straw like nature welcome the drinker in, while there's a hint of grassiness to the gentle bitterness woven through those familiar pilsner malt characters. You can see these disappearing in a hurry over summer, which presumably is the plan.

James Smith

Published December 15, 2021

Name
Van Dieman
Address

537 White Hills Road
Evandale
TAS 7258

Phone
(03) 6391 9035
Tours

By arrangement only

B2 - Medium Rectangle 2023
B2 - Medium Rectangle 2023

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