Eagle Bay’s 90 Day Pilsner returns for a second run boasting more hops and offering a starkly different outcome from its original release.
The 90 days of conditioning that give the beer its title have yielded a crystal-clear pour, further enhanced by a light foamy head and spritzy carbonation. A clean yeast profile, with some minerality and herbaceous hop character, leads on the nose, backed by lemon and lime. The pronounced hop profile is thanks in part to a staggered dry hopping regime: Motueka at 26 days; Nelson Sauvin at 52; and Motueka again at 78. A mild bitterness pairs well with bready and nutty malt character, while a touch of sweetness is well-placed alongside some persisting notes of herbs, fresh cut flowers and light fruity notes, before a dry a finish.
Eagle Bay’s 90 Day Pilsner was initially an experiment that yielded good results; with that initial success in mind, the brewing team are building on the concept to produce a beer that showcases both extensive lagering – AKA patience – and a smart approach to hopping.
Published April 12, 2023 2023-04-12 00:00:00