Ye Cerveza

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy

This is as close to a bog-standard pilsener as you're going to find almost anywhere. I mean, it's right there in the name: ye cerveza - It's Beer.

This is a beer you drink when you don't want to pretend you're drinking an IPA (but hopped down for your palate), or a dark beer (but lightened up for your palate). It's a good, honest, unpretentious pilsener

For Fans Of:

  • Corona Extra
  • Devils Backbone Gold Leaf
  • Red Stripe

Style Guidelines

  • Color: Pale Gold (6 SRM)
    • Standard: Straw to gold (3-6(6-12 EBC) SRM)
  • Clarity: Clear
    • Standard: Appearance should be clear. Chill haze should not be present
  • Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Medium
    • Standard: Residual malt aroma and flavor may be present at low to medium-low levels
  • Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Low
    • Standard: Low to medium
  • Perceived Bitterness: Low (20 IBUs)
    • Standard: Low to medium (17-40 IBUs)
  • Fermentation Characteristics: No DMS, no esters
    • Standard: Very low levels of DMS aroma and flavor are acceptable. Fruity esters, acetaldehyde, and diacetyl should not be present.
  • Body: Low
    • Standard: Low to medium

Tasting Notes

Nice malty character with enough sweetness to be pushing into proper Czech Bohemian territory.