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Monday, November 23, 2009

Wernesgrüner Pils Legende Review


We here at What I Drink At Home decided that we should try some cheap beers, something around the $2 CAD mark, something that can be easily found. I would like to start today by reviewing a can of Wernesgrüner Pils Legende, which is actually a very old brew, dating back to 1436. A can of this retails for only $1.95 CAD, which is only 10 cents more than Pabst Blue Ribbon. Watch out for the future reviews of cheap beers and the new "cheap beer" tag we just added.

The beer is light gold/pale straw in color and pours with a thick head which forms relatively slowly when pouring and takes a bit of time to recede leaving some lacing behind. The aroma is quite strong for a beer this cheap - hops with some spiciness and a hint of corn. The taste is a bit weak at first, but hops come in strong at the end and help create a bold taste. The finish is dry and relatively clean. Well, I am quite impressed with this cheap brew and this got me thinking. How can an Pabst Blue Ribbon cost $1.85, but taste awful and how can the Germans make a beer almost just as cheap that tastes like a proper beer?

Scores:
Cost - $1.95 CAD for a 500 mL can
Taste - 7.5/10

Overall - 7.5/10...great start of our new quest to review some cheap beers that can be found in most LCBO stores

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