Yellow Snow Pilsner, a German-style Pilsener by Rogue Ales

Yellow Snow Pilsner is a German-style Pilsner that’s brewed by Rogue Ales, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the lager was served in a pilsner glass from a 12 oz. can.

Appearance

The lager pours a crystal-clear straw color and is topped by an inch-thick cap of bubbly white foam that fizzes away rapidly. Streaks of residue and a thin soapy ring are left behind.

Aroma

Aromatics are faint but surprising with an unexpected scent of sweet vanilla, yeast, and grain.

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Flavor

The palate begins with a taste of cracker malt and a touch of noble hops. The tasting turns decidedly sweet with vanilla and bubblegum flavors. The finish has a mild balance of peppery hops.

Mouthfeel

The feel has a medium body and a little less-than-moderate carbonation. Its finish is somewhat dry.

Overall

Yellow Snow Pilsner is more malty and sweeter than expected of the style and more closely resembles a Kölsch than Pilsner. The description put out by the brewery notes its use of spruce tips imparts a sweet flavor. Which is evident in its aroma and palate. Put all of that aside and Yellow Snow can still be appreciated for a clean palate that’s refreshing and an easy drinker.

From Ale to Lager

Yellow Snow was originally brewed as an American IPA for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2017, Rogue Ales turned Yellow Snow into the Pilsner style brew it is today.

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