McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 134 of 140: A pint of White Eagle Polish Pilsner that I had at the historic (opened 1905) McMenamins White Eagle Saloon located near the intersection of North Mississippi Avenue and Russell Street, in the Eliot Neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“White Eagle Polish Pilsner is a clean, light-bodied lager that’s loaded with great hop aroma. The grassy, spicy hop resins from Sterling and Golding hops shine through the Pilsner malt while the Bohemian Lager yeast used in fermentation contributes a clean ester profile. Enjoy this honorary brew, made to celebrate the White Eagle Saloon and the Polish heritage in it’s history.” Measurements: 5.6% ABV • 22 IBU
My notes from that day read: “Pretty good ... it has a taste I can’t quite place ... maybe it’s those grassy hops ... I would get it again, especially with another Polish Kielbasa sausage!” April 2018. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article One Hundred McMenamins Beers and Counting.
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