Barrels and blending might be Future Mountain’s reason for existing, but wander into the Reservoir brewery and you’ll always find a pilsner pouring alongside the fruited and the funky. Soul Jacker is one such example, a pilsner made with rye and the relatively obscure German hop Saphir.
With a nigh on amber hue, it's a beer that pours so bright and clear you can easily understand why such beers became so popular once drinkers were able to enjoy them from glassware. Soul Jacker delivers a decently spicy kick combined with a very light mix of citrus and tangerine plus some floral notes from the hops. Add in some bready malts and a dry, solid and lasting bitterness and you've got a pilsner with broad enough appeal to satisfy the cast of characters populating The Eel's album of the same name.
- Rye Pilsner