Perlenzauber IPA |Großköllnbach, Germany

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I was kind of surprised to see an IPA but there is was. IPAs aren’t my favorite but from time to time I find one I like. This one was very much like an East Coast IPA.

Kinda funky label with a girl in a bikini top falling or trying to save herself. The can says it was brewed by Egerer but the BeerTasting App says “The pearl magic is Gipsy Brewing beer which is brewed and bottled exclusively for the Kalea beer advent calendar. Every year this specialty is brewed in a different brewery. This year the renowned Memminger brewery from Bavaria is allowed to swing the mash spoons. What are they brewing for us? 6.0% ABV.”

So Perlenzauber is “Pearl Magic” in German. Maybe the girl is diving for pearls in her swimsuit.

Perlenzauber IPA
Perlenzauber IPA with the Bikini girl falling or swimming. Not sure
So maybe they changed brewers but didn’t change the label on the can from last year.

Crisp at the start though I was surprised by a smoother finish than I was expecting especially as it warms up. Maybe a hint of lemon on the second or third sip. Nice consistent flavors from ice cold until it warmed up, although the long finish started to get a bit hoppy but not a bitter hoppy.

All and all I thought this a pretty decent IPA. I enjoyed it with a turkey burger.

Please oh please let the next one be dark.


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