Citrus & floral character from its 5 Noble hops and a honeyed sweetness from Bohemian spring barley make this crisp golden lager anything but a plain pilsner.
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Noble hops are so called as they are the original hop varieties from the world’s oldest growing regions in Bavaria and the Czech Republic, and are prized for their delicate aroma and flavor. Each of the five Noble hop varieties used in Samuel Adams® Noble Pils adds a slightly different aroma and flavor to the beer, from citrus and spice to pine and floral. The result is a boldly flavorful pilsner that’s crisp, complex and refreshing.
In crafting a classic Bohemian Pils we used a special Bohemian spring barley that’s been crafted using an old world, labor intensive technique called floor malting. The barley is laid out on the floor and hand turned daily until it is sufficiently dried. This traditional malt adds a rounded and delicate malt character to the brew’s distinctive hoppiness.
The Czech Republic has a long history of brewing that dates back to the 12thcentury. In 1842, a brewer in the town of Plzen created a beer that was the first of its kind. Brewed with newly available pale malts, aromatic Czech Saaz hops and bottom fermenting lager yeast, the pale, clear, refreshing beer was in stark contrast to the dark murky ales of the day. Dubbed “pilsner” after the town where it was created, it became a sensation across Europe. Samuel Adams® Noble Pils follows in the tradition of the first Bohemian pilsners.