Sunday, July 16, 2023

July 16th, 2023 - Persona [New World Pilsner] Non Grata


Hello and happy Sunday craft beer freaks and headbangers!  The Meista here today getting wild with a pairing of "Persona Non Grata", the latest album by thrash legends, Exodus and a tasty and a Persona New World Pilsner from Offset Bier Company!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Exodus
  • Title: "Persona Non Grata"
  • Recorded: 2021 at Tom Hunting's Garage in Lake Almanor, California and Trident Studios in Pacheco, California
  • Release date: November 19th, 2021 (11th studio album by Exodus)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Exodus 
  • Album cover art: Pär Olofsson
  • Personnel: Lee Altus (guitars), Jack Gibson (bass), Gary Holt (guitars and backing vocals), Tom Hunting (drums and backing vocals), and Steve "Zetro" Souza (lead vocals)
  • Guest musician: Rick Hunolt (lead guitar and backing vocals on "Lunatic-Liar-Lord"), Kragen Lum (lead guitar on "Lunatic-Liar-Lord"), Cody Souza (backing vocals), and Nick Souza (backing vocals) 
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: With fiery fast guitar riffs, thunderous bass, machine gun fire drumming, and rage-filled screams, with "Persona Non Grata", Exodus proves yet again that they are a thrash metal juggernaut, crushing everything in its way!
  • Major themes: Rage, insanity, violence, hate, death, suffering, manipulation, etc. 
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Persona Non Grata"
  2. "R.E.M.F."
  3. "Slipping Into Madness"
  4. "Elitist"
  5. "Prescribing Horror"
  6. "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)"
  7. "The Years Of Death And Dying"
  8. "Clickbait"
  9. "Cosa del pantano"
  10. "Lunatic-Liar-Lord"
  11. "The Fires Of Division"
  12. "Antiseed"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Offset Bier Company (Park City, Utah)
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  • Brew: Persona New World Pilsner 
  • Style: Pilsner
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Ingredients: German malt with Saaz, Mosaic, and Motueka hops
  • Pour: The Persona New World Pilsner pours a clear, bright yellow hue with a half-finger, frothy, bright white head with great retention and lots of sudsy lacing. 
  • Nose: The nose is hoppy, citrusy, grassy, floral, and grainy.  There are aromas of summer grass, wildflowers, hay, light pine resin, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste is like the nose: crackery, grainy, grassy, and hoppy.  There are notes of citrusy and floral hops, lemon zest, lemongrass, crackery biscuit, minerals, and very light caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with good carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Persona New World Pilsner is very crisp and dry, yet smooth with a clean, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The delicious, bright, hoppy, and invitingly punchy aromas and flavors of the Offset Persona New World Pilsner are perfect for the thrash metal insanity that is the mighty EXODUS!  Those bright, crisp flavors go great with the screaming guitars and vocals while the crackery backbone goes great with the heavy-duty rhythm section!  I highly recommend both the album and the brew!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

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