bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can. Poured a very light golden color. Diminishing head. Aroma of fresh grains. Taste is lite bitter. Rice, grassy. Med carbonation. Sort of refreshing. Has some hop kick at the end. Not a bad pilsner.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright clear yellow with a moderate, creamy white head. Aroma is very nice with hay, grass, lemon, pepper and slight doughy earthiness. Flavor is dry and bitter with earth, grass, pepper (in spice and bitterness), and slight lemon. Finishes dry and substantially bitter with more earth, pepper, and citrus hops. Earth lingers on the tongue. Light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, high carbonation without the annoyance. It’s really pretty nice, but I don’t know if I needed THAT much bitterness. Even so the flavor and aroma are quite nice.
Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz can. Cloudy yellow brew with study white head. Aroma of light malts, lemon, grassy hops. Taste is light sweet malt at the start transitioning to a grassy hops finish, slightly floral, with lemon / citrus overtones. :Long lingering but balnaced bitter aftertaste. Thinner palate.
AskForJenny (1006) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz - Whacked out orange juice front followed by bitter finish. Missed the mark for me.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 5/7/11. "This ain’t your grandpa’s Pils."
So excited to see more and more craft cans around this area, especially as the weather warms up. Poured this one into a pint glass. Pours a straw-yellow with slight haze to it, and a good 2-finger white head on top. This sticks around for almost the entire drink, and leaves plenty of sip rings in its wake. The nose is pretty basic with some lemon zest, pineapple, cut grass. The mouth is spritzy and palate-cleansing. Refreshing feel, really. Good crisp flavors with plenty of citrus and sharp hops on the finish. Clean and refreshing. Perfect beer for the upcoming blistering months.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours slightly hazy stray yellow with tall creamy, nice white head that leaves some lace. The aroma and flavor are very mellow and pleasant--earthy hops, dry bitter finish. HIghly drinkable, perfect abv. Light, mellow., and refreshing. Overall: awesome american pilsner. Bonus points for it being canned.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour from can. Taste is light hops, hay, malt and grain. Balanced and very flavorful for a lower abv beer. Nice.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly grassy, floral, grain aroma. Sweet grain with a surprising fruitiness to it, hay, floral, earth finish. Fairly light body and a light bitter hop finish.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours a clear, pale yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head that slowly receded to a soapy layer while leaving thick sheets of lacing. Aroma of light biscuit, a bit of soft dough, a faint spiciness, and some grassy hops. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a light graininess with a hint of dough that quickly transitions into a moderately bitter, metallic hoppiness that lingered long into the finish with a light undertone of cereal grains. Moderate carbonation and crisp, light mouth feel. Overall, everything was going well for this beer until the finish, where an abrasive, metallic hoppiness takes over and really throws the flavor into a tailspin. Where is the lightly bitter, grassy hops? The fact that the metallic flavor lingers makes it that much worse. I am pretty bummed after such a solid start.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Pours clear light gold with white head, lingers with bubbly lacing. Aroma of malts, cakey, and hops, subtly zesty with floral notes and lemon, grass. Flavor reveals a pretty hopped up floral bite, which features lemon and almost witbier like spices, then moves to dry finish, with notes of water. This is what you would expect an american microbrew rendition of a pilsener to be: hoppier than the norm for the style. This is pretty much what I expected it to be which is not bad, but sort of uninteresting. Still worth drinking though.