canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is intriguing. Light and cloudy with a wispy foam head. Very light. The taste is light, but full of character somehow. Finish is lemony. This beer reminded me of a somewhat mixed concoction of German pilsner (about 3/4) and gose (about 1/4). A very drinkable and refreshing pils, in my best estimation. Greed is deceptively simple and, if you appreciate TRUE German style pils and keep an open mind, you will enjoy this half liter offering and discover it grows on you as you finish the glass. But it is, unfortunately, very expensive.
TBone (12821) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Beer Hunters.
Slightly hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma had light grainy notes and touch Earthy German hoppyness. Light-bodied. Sweetish maltyness, Earthy German hops. Grainy organic barley feeling. German pils with 13€ price tag.
stouby (3769) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DØE tasting. Clear pale yellow. Aroma light malty (caramel), medium bitter (flowery). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter, light spicy. Light to medium body.
bartlebier (1809) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle, batch 713, bb 11/2014. EU Local Swap 4: Tak til Enjoyit! This has a lot in common with many SW-German Pilsners: apart from the apparent fine Tettnang profile, there’s a certain level of protein malt aromatics. Nose is more grainy than hoppy, with a meadow grass&flower freshness continuing in the taste. Mouthfeel is paper dry and somewhat hampers the unfiltered rich aromas. A few rough edges keeping it from being completely round, but this is an easy drinking pilsner "without any fuss" and as such less "bad ass" than the openly greedy marketing would have it. Expecting further exponents of the Sinner series to be more boldly pronounced, though...
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark golden color pils with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of cereal notes with light crispy hops notes. Taste is also dominated by light sweet cer4eal notes with some very subtle grassy hops notes with a dry finish. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable enough but grassy hops notes could have been even more pronounced.
rederic (3010) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, batch 652, golden color, with a bubbly white head, with a mild grainy pilsener, pale malt, with a light earthy herbal floral citrus, leafy, grassy hop, cut straw nose, with a lemon pie, lemon, grapefruit peel accent, and a faint herbal spicy note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp faint bubblegum yeast, flowery earthy leafy, citrus hoppy character, with a light vanilla, grainy pilsener, pale malt cerealic, lemon pie crust, mild lemon, grapefruit peel flaovurs, leading towarsd a yeasty, grainy pilsener maltiness, zesty lemon, grapefruit peel, lingering leafy, grassy, citrus hop bitterness finish.
MartinT (7974) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This very authentic German-style lager shares cracking hay and herbal hop spiciness for a highly refreshing pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the misty straw blond.
-Carbonation is appropriately prickly yet soft.
-Malts and hops are both expressed clearly.
-A floral character is found throughout, but more of the dandelion or sunflower variety (not the usual rose-like geraniol connotations).
-Drinkability is obviously quite high (if you like noble hops, that is).
-The flavor profile is also well balanced.
-The finish is perhaps a tad more bitter than the average German Pils.
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:herbs and grainy malt...
Appearance:hazy gold,light white head...
Flavor:herbal grainy malt.. nothing special...
Beerhunter111 (7910) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig herb, grasig, getreidig. Geschmack fruchtig herb, grasig, minimaler würziger Abgang.
rodenbach99 (3192) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de la batch 652 à son sommet avant le mois d’août 2014. Un liquide trouble de couleur orange avec une mousse blanche durable. Un nez marqué par les grains qui me rappelle les céréales Honey Comb, il y a quelque chose de rustique et d’agréable dans ces grains. En bouche le liquide déploie des grains et des céréales sucrées. La levure donne le ton et l’amertume de fin de bouche est superbe. À reboire.