Contemporary Works by Stillwater MonoApril 17, 2015
5.2% | Dry-Hopped Pilsner
Stillwater’s released its first three offerings in the Contemporary Works lineup: Mono (a pilsner with Galaxy hops), Stereo (an IPA), and Surround (an imperial smoked wheat stout). The smallest of the group was one of our top-regarded beers in a recent tasting panel for All About Beer Magazine.
Mono pours a hazed golden, with a huge white head that lingers. Lime and papaya notes lead in the aroma, with some underlying notes like Meyer lemon and fresh-cut flowers. Reviewers noted ripe fruits, tangerine and mango, even pink lemonade. This is citrus-forward from that first sip, with generous zest and tropical character, but it concludes with soft toasty malt and a subtle lasting bitterness. As one panelist concisely summed this up: Not your average pils.