bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from scrizzz. Thanks man! Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a frothy 2-finger white head. Something of a lemon grass aroma over pale malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is rather citric with mild malt sweetness. Finishes other than crisp, perhaps with a touch of paper, but overall it is very refreshing.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Scrizz. Pour is light orange with not much head. Aroma is of grass, pine and some grain. Flavor is a bit lacking and not very pilsner-esque. Lightly piney with some honey thrown in to keep things interesting. Palate is moderate with the carbonation being fairly decent and a bit of sweetness and a touch of bitter. Odd for the style, drinkable for a beer.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is hoppy and wheaty, unexpected for a pils-style lager. Visual is a really thin with no head and a really pale yellow color, about the worst possible visual style for a beer. Flavor reveals some sweetness, lightly honeyed wheat. Aroma settles into something appropriating ginger ale.
meeple (62) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear light gold, medium white head. Smells of spicy hop and sulfur. Tastes has a nice honey malt with mild finish. A little less hop in the taste and a little more sulphur than I prefer, but not a bad pilsner.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear light gold, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with spicy hops
Flavor: light sweet cereal malt flavor, nice balancing spicy hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a very large and slightly off-white head that fades VERY fast. Aroma of strong malt, bright lemons, fresh very low a.a. hops and a bit of metal too. Medium-bodied; Light hoppy flavour with some metal and malt coming through and a touch of citrus. Aftertaste is very mild - a bit of spice touched in to the malt and subtle hops. Overall, a pretty mild beer that shows some nice light hops and a good malt balance, but aside from that - there isn’t enough complexity throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 25-April-2009 sampled at home in the real Washington on 13-May-2009.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus / citrus rinds, grains, and lighter grassiness. Tastes of citrus, spices, some doughiness, and grainy.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice looking pils. Solid gold with lively carbonation feeding a thick, off-white top. Had no expectations for this brew, but with the first whiff, I knew this wasn’t an ordinary pilsner. Hops and pilsner malt entwine. Feint floral, and light citrus notes, a bitterish twang, and some intriguing qualities that were hard to pin down. Smooth body and exceptionally clean. Restrained malt with reserved, though certainly detectable, hopping. Mildly tasty. Far better than most pilsners. An outstanding rendition of the style.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Bottle -
I have heard of there being quite a bit of variation in this brew, but from the single bottle I sampled it was truely a phenomenal lager - easily the best I have ever had the opportunity to sample. Deep, rich pilsner malt backbone that was lightly biscuity with a great grainy profile. Very light citrus notes and a grasyy component. Amazing drink.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of riversideAK. Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, dry pilsner malt, light spice, some grassy hints. Tastes of biscuits, pepper, a hint of dry malt, spice, some floral hints. Nice!