Skippers Wet Hopped Pilsner Tasting Notes
In creating this beer, Insel have combined two traditional brewing methods: wet hopping and bottle conditioning. The wet hops provide the juicy aroma of freshly harvested hop cones with elegant notes of herbs and fine floral nuances. Skippers wet hopped is a traditional Pilsner beer with the sophisticated original hop flavour – unfiltered, refreshing, peppery and well balanced. Before lagering, fresh wet hop‐cones are added again to give the beer even more natural hop aroma and flavour.
Vacuum distillation at less than 35 degrees Celsius maintains hop aroma and flavour.
The bottle conditioning keeps the hop aroma fresh for a long time. Skippers Wet Hopped Pilsner is a distinctly elegant alcohol free Pilsner from North Germany. Perfect as thirst quencher and aperitif.
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The uniqueness of these beers is achieved by Insel’s new brewing method. Markus Berberich (Brewery Founder) and Frank Lucas (Brewmaster) have, after a year of intensive development, managed to create an incredible taste through a sophisticated interaction of all the beers separate components. Brewing is done exclusively with natural hops.
The whole umbels use Dunfold in the brewing kettle all their finest fragrance and the best bitterness. At below 35° C, the new fresh distillation is a very gentle process to preserve the typical taste of the beer. Significant fragrances and flavour profiles are protected and the result is a non-alcoholic craft beer with a natural mouth feel on par with the alcoholic versions and a truly stunning taste. The beers own carbon dioxide is collected during the fermentation process and later returned to the non-alcoholic beer, this means that the natural flavour and the character typical of the beer style are genuine facsimiles.
After bottling, the non-alcoholic beers are aged using the traditional conditioning method. This bottle maturation with all its peculiarities and expense guarantees the bottles are oxygen-free and the natural paper wrapper as light protection, ensures a particularly long freshness of up to 24 months.