Firestone Walker is kicking off the 2023 release season hard with Phluffhead, a 5.1% German-inspired Pilsner collab with the fine folks at Urban Roots in Sacramento.
This beer pours up super pale with the bright aromas of cracker malt, green floral herbaceousness, and a slight hint of salinity.
On the taste, the cracker malt flavors carry through right up front, setting the stage for a very pronounced noble hop character. Perfumey florals and a little bit of peppercorn. It drinks incredibly dry, with pretty significant perceived bitterness.
This is beer-flavored beer with a blast of noble hops and just the right amount of malt presence to keep it light, crisp, and dry.
Awesome beer. What else would you expect from these two breweries? Hit up Firestone Walker and try it for yourself. Cheers.