Drink Headlands Pt. Bonita Rustic Lager

20160709:
This beer has a light banana smell. It's light, has medium carbonation, constantly fizzing in the glass, has some bitterness, and has more taste than what I'd expect of a pilsner. It's also bitter relative to any pilsner I can remember. 12:46PM PT


The beer is... I keep thinking it tastes like an Almaza but that might not be true.* Maybe it tastes like a cheap pilsner. Is Budweiser a pilsner?** its a bit bitter like that maybe. or maybe the carbonation.

The bitterness is not as noticeable while eating the pizza (Long Bridge Pizza). With that being said, it still is bitter and...


I was about to say it's a little hoppy, but it doesn't have flavors typical of a pale ale. It's more just carbonation and this... This beer's bitterness is too much for me to handle.

*An Almaza is in fact a pilsner/pilsener and like the Pt. Bonita I also characterized the Almaza as having a banana taste.
**No, it isn't. However, Budweiser is a pale lager and apparently a pilsner is a type of pale lager.

[20160817 Quick Edit]

Headlands Pt. Bonita Rustic Lager


Relevant Links:
Pt. Bonita (Headlands Brewing Website)
Point Bonita | Headlands Brewing Co. (BeerAdvocate.com)
Headlands Pt. Bonita Rustic Lager (RateBeer.com)

Website Information:
PT. BONITA

Pt Bonita is our Bohemian Pilsner. It’s nice and spicy from the rye, 14%, and it has just enough noble hop character and body from the rustic grains. It’s light, crisp, refreshing and it’s named after the Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Headlands, in case you couldn’t figure that out on your own.

Hops: Liberty, Saaz and Crystal
Malt: 2-Row, Pilsner, Munich, Rye
5.3% abv
38 IBUs

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