Stoudt's Brewing Company is out of Adamstown, Pennsylvania. This is a German style pilsener.
The beer is pale golden in color and pours with a large head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves very light lacing. The aroma is biscuits and crackers with a sharp hop bitterness. It has an intense flavor for an American brewed pilsener. It has a cooked grain and fresh corn taste with an extremely bitter finish. Now, a bitter finish is not a bad thing for a pilsener, but this one is too disconnected from the taste of the beer. The bitterness stands alone at the finish instead of being a natural extension and end to all the other flavors. I will say, that as the beer is consumed, the bitterness does start to merge more into the other flavors. But it is oddly intense at the beginning.