Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Modern Times Ice


Modern Times is a San Diego based brewery focused on "aroma-driven, complex, flavorful, sessionable beers." Modern Times Ice is a Czech Pilsner and, given the aforementioned description of their focus, I'm eager to check this beer out. While the Czech Pilsner style certainly falls under "sessionable" beers, a solid pilsner is difficult to brew well and not a style you typically think of as aroma-driven and flavorful. I am out to find whether Modern Times can live up to their mission with this light lager.

Before I get to what's inside the can, let's talk about what's on the outside. Not sure where the name, 'Ice" comes from, but I can't help to think of a certain light beer that has historically found its way onto college campuses and, formerly, my basement. Regardless, I find the name and can label to be jovial and maybe even a little ironic. The design is like a flashback to the early 90's. I can recall a fanny pack I used to wear that would have complemented the overall design and color scheme quite well.

Now, let's get to the beer. I served Ice ice-cold as the can instructs. The beer pours a clear golden color and I  immediately picked up on a classic pilsner aroma -- grass, hay, and biscuity malt.

The flavor follows suit. Lots of sweet grain on the palate, as well as hay, grass, and biscuit flavors. I also pick up corn, slight pepper, and herbal notes. The finish is dry with lingering pepper.

I can't deny that this is a solid Czech Pilsner, Lots of flavor, and yet light and very drinkable. I enjoyed how crisp it was--perfect for summer. Great aroma, definitely flavorful, and overall enjoyable.

To learn more about Modern Times, check them out here. I recommend looking out for this beer and checking it out. If you do, give me a shout-out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter 
and let me know what you think!


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