highlandlad (1453) - Blue Mountains, - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another well-made bottom-fermented beer from these guys. A decent summery pils with enough hop character to set it above the average big-bottlo fridge junk. Straw-coloured with a shallow pall of suds. Nice, zesty aroma, not a million miles away from the Steam Ale. Lemon peel, Saaz (?), faint ginger. Bright, spritzy palate. Light and fruity up-front before a tasty bitterness. Sauvin hops from NZ? Faintly metallic, with a dry, herbal finish. Worth a repeat visit. (355ml can from D’Vine Cellars, Wenty Falls)
ljthiessen (972) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is grassy with some sweet citrus. Taste is much the same, grassy with subtle citrus zest, decently balanced for a pilsner. Nothing special, but decent for the style.
Oakes (14094) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Light golden colour. Heavy continental hop aroma. The flavour is more of that, with moderate bitterness. The malts are clean, providing good balance.
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale with a thickish white head. Floral, spicy, bready aromas. Similar taste - bread, some spice, some grassiness too. Dry finish, not bad
northropfrye (2972) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Labelled as "New World Pilsner." Light clear golden yellow body, foamy white head, some lacing. Initially nice citrus hop aroma, some wet malt and nuttiness. Taste has a touch of bitterness, and a dry almost-watery finish. Not bad for the style.
Muggus69 (1767) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL can from Dans. BB 13/08/16
Pale straw body, decent clarity, foamy white head. 3
Subdued aroma - floral citrusy hops, grainy cereal malts, slight bready/ferment character. 5
Light-medium body, quite smooth yet well-attenuated. 3
Bready, grainy, lightly toasted malts on body, touch of honey with light touch of spicy, floral, citrus peel hops. Moderately low bitterness, dry finish, lingering minerality. 5
Quite a well put together pils. 14
mrjez (246) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Aeon Liquor poured into a tall Pilsner glass. L: a very pale straw with plenty of bubbles, almost champagne-like, but a fluffy big white head that leaves good lacing. S: that’s a nice aroma. I get white pepper up front, noble-style hops, some light grape, citrus, a little grassy, clean and clear bouquet. T: flavour is grassy malt, a light spice, citrus, not bad, falls away a bit quickly. A tad macro feeling, but with a nice lingering spice. F: a very distinct mouthfeel, creamy at the start, slightly sweet, light with a quick crisp dry finish. O: I’m more into this than their pale ale, also available in Japan. Goes down fine.
petewhitley (460) - Nagoya, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
raisin, herbs, grass, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, light body, lively, astringent. Almost wine-like aroma with strong raisin notes. Nicely sweet and bitter, with a pleasant astringent finish. Though the aroma is a positive at first, as I drank this (poured) it became a bit too harsh and somewhat soured the experience.
TedE (727) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml can into glass. Light fruity hop nose. Pale yellow beer with fluffy white head. Only a few bubbles. Chalky mouthfeel, subtle citric bitterness. Finish is long. Nice beer. Good sessioner.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very clean nose with lots of noble hops. The mouth is light body clean and dry with good grassy character. Clean finish. Nice stuff.
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Kumiyama AEON Mall. Tropical fruit nose, a bit grainy (harsh), citrus, and some grass. Clear medium straw color, thin head, and sloppy lace. Gentle malty initial, thick tropicla fruit and citrus, some mild bitterness in finish. Not bad. An unusual pils, to be sure. This brewery likes to play around with hops.