24 Aug Back Pew Brewing Blue Testament by Nick
Packaging: Draft, 6 pack 12 ounce cans
Ah, the pilsner… A style originating from the same place as my lineage: Czechoslovakia. While my family ancestry did not start in Pilsen, it’s close enough in my book. I’ve had quite a few over the years and while I don’t actively seek them out, I figured it was time to hit up one from the Houston area. So this week, I bring you Back Pew Brewing’s Blue Testament.
I’ve heard mixed things about Blue Testament from Tony and Tam (and a slew of other friends), but I’ve never actually tried it myself. I wasn’t able to make it out to the sit down at the brewery last year so I haven’t been to the brewery either! I’ll have to mark it on my growing list of breweries to hit.
Blue Testament features a black, white, and red can that sets itself apart from the rest of the beers on the shelves. Due to how different it is, somebody could mistake it for an energy drink with the black top and red pull tab. A red scroll showing corn and wheat is the most prominent feature behind the coloring.
I popped Blue Testament open and had to double take the can to make sure I hadn’t sleepwalked my way into grabbing the wrong beer. You know some bigger breweries are out there trying to make their packaging look more appealing to craft drinkers so I thought I had made some kind of mistake! Nope. No mistakes made. The aroma smelled like sweet corn with a little bit of bready malt in the background.
Blue Testament had a glorious golden color, but was not particularly effervescent. The mouthfeel was clean, but not crisp. It was more rounded than I would have expected for a pilsner. I can cut straight to this chase about the flavor… Blue Testament tasted like Bud Light, but with less hop presence.
All of THAT being said: When Chris and Tony brought me on as a writer almost a year ago, their vision for this site was to find beer to introduce to people who don’t drink craft. Blue Testament is the epitome of the beer in that vision. While I don’t personally prefer it, I would be remiss to take that into account. Blue Testament gets 2.5 stars to put it right in the middle of the road.
Blue Testament can be found all over the city in the front row of your favorite place to buy beer. Check it out, maybe introduce it to your friends at a party and become the life of that party. Get off the back pew and get the word of craft beer out there!
Have you been hiding that you feel the same or am I just spewing blasphemy? Let us know by voting below or tell us about it in the comments! Beers to you, Houston!