The Team at the Aspen Brewing Company was asked one day, why is it that craft breweries focus on ales, paying less attention to different styles of lagers? There wasn’t much of a rational answer for the question, so we decided to roll the dice, make a lager, and man, we think we’ve won! Think that lagers are bland, flavorless, boring, or worse… nasty tasting? Try our Ajax Pilsner. This beer is a crisp and thirst quenching lager, a beer that’s a bit lower on the alcohol scale than our other offerings, allowing that après ski party to last well into the night. Sterling hops are what Head Brewer Terry Butler generously doses our Ajax Pilsner with, allowed to mellow with age, these hops provide the definition of a ‘bouquet’ for a beer. Ajax Pilsner does not have the bitterness that can be found in the Independence Pass Ale, or even the Conundrum Red ESB, but instead has just the right amount of delicious floral character.
Ajax, like that cartoon guy? Nah, Ajax is Aspen’s local name for Aspen Mountain. Visible from the brewery—come on, lets be honest—visible from everywhere in Aspen, Aspen Mountain dominates the southern sky. Offering amazing skiing both for the tree- and groomer-lovers alike, Ajax has everything… but beginner runs (no green circles on Ajax!). So, keep Aspen local, impress the locals, and order an Ajax Pilsner after shredding the gnar pow pow of Ajax Mountain.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Slightly hazy light golden with small white head. Aroma of light hops, notes of citrus fruit; lightly floral. Flavor is crisp and light though still has good pilsener flavor, light hop character.
waolsen (1322) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. golden with clarity. light lacing. sour grainy aroma. grainy, lemon zest, light sourness with a nice hop profile.
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