A Pale Lager brewed by
Miller Brewing Company (SABMiller)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Glassware: Pint glass
This was far better then the can and the price led me to believe – not sure if that is the best way to rate a beer though. I poured it into a glass and it was a clear yellow with a nice head. This was better then almost any other macro lager I have had. It is has that corn aroma and taste but not in a sickening way. Taste is also sweet, but really lacking in any flavor. Thin mouth feel with little taste retention. A true lawnmower beer. If forced, I would go back here rather then Bud or Miller, Coors and probably Pabst. Shockingly surprised. Perhaps this would be a good ‘cheap’ beer to have around for non-beer loving friends. Please, before you jump on me for going overboard here look at my ratebeer.com score.
Beer Advocate food pairing suggestions: Cuisine (Barbecue, Curried, Indian, Latin American, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Pan Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
Ratebeer.com score: 2.2
Here is a little extra history I pulled of Wikipedia on Piels: Piels Beer, aka Piel Bros. Beer and Piel’s Beer, is a regional lager beer, originally brewed in Brooklyn, New York. Located in the East New York section of Brooklyn at 315 Liberty Avenue, it was founded in 1883 by the Piel brothers: Gottfried, Michael and Wilhelm Piel. The soft water from Long Island was preferred by German brewers and Breweries in Brooklyn proliferated at this time. Piels union employees are reputed to have been guaranteed ice cold beer on tap 24 hours a day in their union contract. Piels, in its present incarnation, is generally regarded as an inexpensive beer.