Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Deep Ellum Rye Pils

Deep Ellum Brewing Company Rye Pils - 4.6% ABV

Ah, another offering from the Deep Ellum Brewing Company located in, ah, well, Deep Ellum and another pretty good beer. 

Pilsners are light lagers and are typically very light colored and flavored with a partially malted barley and with a slight hop presence.  The Bohemian versions typically have less hops and the German version having a bit more bite. 

The Rye Pils pours a bit darker than the typical Pilsner and has a distinct orange color and surprising little smell.  If you were to take a sip and hold it in your mouth you would taste the flavors that you would expect of a Pilsner.... clean and fresh with a bit of hops.  Then swallow and surprise!  The bitterness from the Rye creates an interesting flavor of pumpernickel and grass that only becomes apparent as the swallow goes down your gullet.  The bitterness will linger for quite a while.  Interesting.

Good beer guys, but I think I will wait until summer to drink it in quantity.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2821 St. Louis Steet
Dallas, TX 75226

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