Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice pour (into a Pilsener glass, natch), a clear yellow body filled with rapidly rising Tiny Bubbles (for Don Ho) and topped with a sustained creamy head, it was. (The last two words were added to make it a sentence.) The aroma is light, some grain and biscuits (mayhaps crackers?) with a quiet grassiness. The flavor is stronger than the nose lead me to expect and has a modest bitterness added to the mix. Not a bad Summer drink... even though it’s raw, wet, and windy outside.
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. pale golden with small head. grainy pils with a bit of butteriness and very minimal hops. below average.
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Mildly noble aroma. Med body or so. Flavor is hoppy, spicy, but not really bitter. Well, a little bitter. It certainly has enough hop to keep the breadiness down. Could use stronger flavors, but it’s decent.
Travlr (12286) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear golden yellow color, almost flat. Aroma of soapy citrus. Taste is lemony and plain.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy flavor with weak grassy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy finish.
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft. Overload of diacetyl, just a horrible, horbile example of the style, just pure butter.
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 10/31/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color, with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean in lager flavors and does not feel watery. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice and pleasant German pilsener. All around good balance and solid robustness of pale malt and citrus/earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a well made pils, a style that isn’t popular on RB, but should be. Mine pours a golden color, a bit darker and slightly cloudy(neither classical for the style) with a bubbly white head. Moderately sweet flavor with a semi dry moderately bitter finish(all classic for the style). Very good pils.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/15/14. 12oz bottle from Warehouse. I took the first few swigs from the bottle for the summer pilsner experience but poured most into a teku. Almost clear golden pour, some orange hues, under a surprisingly big khaki head that sticks around and laces just fine. Relatively plain aroma, some doughiness, straw, a bit of earthy, floral, and sweaty hop character. Plain but seemingly inoffensive flavor - doughy, a touch of a chalky aspect, straw, grass, floral hops, a bit of bitterness and lingering light stone fruits. Goes down surprisingly smooth. Could be worse.
obguthr (3917) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grassy noble hop aroma, but with an additional grapefruit and starfruit note. Hazy amber, thick head, good lace. Grass, lemon zest, dandelion, lemongrass. Light body. Quite nicely crafted as a summer pilsner. It definitely has a brighter and sharper hop note than other pilsners, well suited for the hot summer months.