GRM (3613) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glass, 5-ounce, draught, at the Goose Island Barrel House for the brewers (and media) supper for the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savoured on November 19 2015; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, ring of dirty white head, no lacing; nose: slight hops, caramel, malt; mouth: slight hops, caramel, malt, finale in caramel with light presence of hops, light-medium body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: correct
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue chez Goose Island Barrel House, souper pour les brasseurs (et média) pour le Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, savourée le 19 novembre 2015; œil : dorée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse blanc sale, pas de dentelle; nez : très léger houblon, caramel, malt; bouche : très léger houblon, caramel, malt, finale en caramel avec légère présence de houblon, corps léger-moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : correct
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz. can. Pours a hazed golden pour with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of bread and strong hop notes. Flavor is bright, fruity hops and mild bread malt. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes fruity.
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/4/16. On tap at The Craft Bar - Grand Blvd. For Frank. Clear golden pour under a nice off-white head, good lacing. Great aroma, doughy pils malts, grassy, a spicy kick, crackery. Disappointing flavor, bracingly bitter and mildly astringent, the malt backbone is too sweet, grassy hops. Would be top notch with a better flavor. Eh.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malt with a little sweetness in the nose. Taste is nice malt backbone with a slight sweet finish. Crisp, nice lacing.
shigadeyo (3589) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2/19/2016: Sweet and grainy with some floral/herbal hop flavor and mild level of bitterness, fruity with a slight sourness in the finish; hazy pale golden color and any average body and mouth feel; although the alcohol is well-hidden, this beer just okay (average at best) as it’s just not what I want when I am in the mood for a Pils. High alcohol or not, a Pilsner should be crisp, refreshing, clean, and sharply hopped and this is none of that. Draught at Mita’s in Cincinnati, Ohio.
drpimento (2896) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is wet grain and very ripe fruit. Flavor is similar to nose. I’m not too keen on pilsner’s that lean on the sweet side. This beer isn’t for me.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, and light grain; Somewhat medicinal - just decent.
ccex (1181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear golden color with small disappearing white head and a little lacing. Aroma has bready malts, light yeast, and grass, Taste is slightly sweet with a long dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden, until it creeps up on you, which made this a surprising pilsener for me. I doubt I’ll search for it again, though.
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trade Joes, Chicago. Yellow color and a good jead, theu got the appearance right. Sadly it is downhill from there. Some noble hops but not enougj, and to get the alcohol up, they used a lot of malt which makes this too sweet.
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has notes of crisp grains with a bit of straw and a touch of a grass note. Flavor has a bit of sweet grain with some straw, a touch of grass and a light crispness.