ALLOVATE (2229) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into it’s own tall flute @ Augustiner Bräu, München, Germany.
I could personally nominate this one for numerous awards because it was, honestly, the finest example of a Deutsch Pilsner I have ever tasted. It poured with excitement, the flurry of well trapped carbonation arousing a magnificent fluffy white crest that stabilised a good 2 inches thick and drabbed a wickedly fine lace down the glass. The body - the part I’m more interested in - a sparkling, dazzling yellow straw. Upon ordering this I appeared quite effeminate in light of our hosts - some Irish backpackers out for a lark - yet by the end we seemed to be quaffing a bottle each on the side of our steins of Vollbier. Aroma is so tight, so clean, and full of fresh cut flowers, finely chopped mint leaves, a heavy dose of fresh cracked pepper and a subtle mineral water edge. Dry, spicy and predominately hoppy palate, so delicate it could go up against the finest sparkling waters. A light showing of pine litters some pale malts that sit comfortably upfront. A sour edge grips, a heavy spice tails and some naughty hops wreak havoc on the swallow. Quite bitter, it draws in a surmountable amount of saliva making each sip need a follow up gulp. It finishes so clean, so bitter and so fresh it could pass as mouth-wash for desperate men needing a bit of Dutch courage - or in this case Deutsch courage. This stuck in my mind as the best, most balanced and most easily quaffable pilsners out there. It is worth a try, I don’t think notes quite describe just how good it is. Cheers!!!
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Augustiner keller, Munich. Good, solid Lager. Fresh, with a little malt and spritzy bitterness. Eminently sinkable - too much so.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Greatest pils i tasted in a long time. Yellow colour with a medium mostly lasting head. Not much aroma but a powerful hoppy taste and finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Pale yellow colour. Nice but week aroma, but fantastic powerfull hoppy flavor. Long finish. Great taste!
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pale golden coloured. Light hoppy and grassy aroma. Big hoppy and bitter flavour with notes of tea and pine. Lingering dry finish. Very tasty and refreshing.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle at Klosterhof, Niederalteich) Pale golden colour with a foamy white medium head. Floral and herbal hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and wet straw.Light bitter flavour, medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite balanced Pilsener. Dry herbal hopbitter finish. Aromatic and good.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice pilsner. wonderful grainy, grassy nose. tastes bitter, malty(grain) and sweetish. finishes bitter and dry. good one. thanks Joss.
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden beer; just-yellow head, fast gone. Dry, warm summergrain in the nose, followed by a lot of very grassy, herbal notes. Dry, hop-bitterish pils, with a little background reserve of maltsugar. Quite balanced, but not very exciting. Light but not thin. Aftertaste yields good hopbitterness. Decent Pilsner, quite OK & refreshing.
pivnizub (8395) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2010 Live at the Augustiner-Bräustuben in Munich, served in a bottle: pale golden coloured, fluffy, nicely lacing white head; shy traces of grassy hoppiness in the nose, some dough; light bitter-sweet flavour and a light grassy and malty finish; easily drinkable, a bit too light-bodied for a beer of 5,6% ABV !
Re-Rate (bottle sponsored by Joss!) Pale golden, quite stable mid-sized white head; distinctive floral-hoppy aroma, covering some grainy sweetness; distinctive, but mild bitter-sweet flavour; aromatic hoppiness in the short, sweet finish. A fine and pleasant, really Bohemian Pils !
Draught at "Augustiner an der Frauenkirche", Dresden, 06/10: 3D "bohemian" hop profile, very smooth, solid sweet-bitter flavour, not too dry. Very moreish and very, very good!!!!
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the beer hall. Pale gold with big off-white head. Strong hops in the nose, and a dry hoppy taste with some cookie malts. A balanced, excellent beer.