Cisk Pilsner is a Czech-style Pilsner brewed by Simonds Farsons Cisk Plc., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a tumbler from a bottle.
The lager pours a crystal-clear straw and is topped by a finger-thick cap of fizzy white froth that bubbles away rapidly. A continuous stream of fine bubbles rises in the glass.
The aroma is predominantly sweet with a scent of grain and honey; a hint of noble hops counters in the background.
The palate begins with a taste of soft doughy bread and rises gently to a very mild bite of peppery noble hops. A hint of caramel and bread rounds out the finish.
Its feel is relatively smooth with a medium body and a little less-than-moderate carbonation. Finishes somewhat dryly.
The Cisk Pilsner has an understated but well-rounded palate that leans malty with a pleasant hop finish. Those who prefer more bite in a pilsner should look elsewhere. Its feel could use a little more carbonation but otherwise, this is a light and refreshing brew. It wouldn’t be a go-to pilsner anywhere else, but on Malta, it’s not a bad option.