malvrich (218) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can dated canned 111015.
Six pack actually named "Crazy Fresh Pils"
Into a pint glass
A: Hazy medium gold color with small tight head and large bubbles.
S: Crisp cracker malt scent with herbal/grassy hops blending in nicely.
T: Bitterness and bread hit the tongue at the same time with the biscuit fading and the resinous hop note lingering a bit longer. Pretty hoppy pils for sure. Hops just as pronounced though not as clean as in the nose. Not bad.
M: Feels a bit on the heavy side with hop resin on the medium length finish. This makes the beer not seem as refreshing and crisp as you may expect from a pilsner.
O: Looks decent, smells really good and tastes pretty good too. Chewy finish was a bit unexpected but does not necessarily detract from the overall experience. This beer does exude quality ingredients and is not just another cookie-cutter pils. First time I’ve seen this canned and it is worth trying at least if you’re a NC pilsner fan.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pilsener that has a good bite but is still smooth enough to be sessionable.
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Iron Horse. Pale yellow with bright white head. Tons of citrus zest and pepper, bordering on offensively zesty. Bright and crisp.
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Milltown. Straw pale golden with small white head. Nose is light and zesty, light herbal notes, lemon/lime, light pepper, and sweetness. Flavor is similar, more hoppy than most pilsners, I guess thats what makes it crazy. Slightly chalky finish.
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Milltown. Pours a soft and clean straw yellow with one finger of sticky white head. Nose is upfront bready malt with lightly herbal and spicy hop quality. Crisp flavor with a forward hop bitterness. Light bodied.
boydstradamus (9) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
sparkling light golden colored pilsner, light grassy character on the nose. light bodied with a thin lively sparkle. minimal, clean, and abrupt finish. with "crazy" attached to pils, left me wanting more hop character than was provided. draft/growler for my test sample. would work well with spicy foods that need a clean, crisp, but mostly refreshing beverage.
OldGrowth (3172) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
old note, not dated, Ok aroma, tart, grassy sourdough. Pale yellow golden color, no head or lace. bitter flavor. Lite body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Ok, fine lawn mowing type beer. easy to drink.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couple pints on tap at Fullsteam, Derm. Having been crushing a lot of SA Noble Pils of late, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did. Fizzy golden pour, bright and fresh looking. Nice dry noble hop aroma with a hint of fruits and gentle malt undertones. Very crisp and drinkable mouthfeel. Flavors are robust and floral at the outset, nicely dry to finish. Fine stuff.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fullsteam in Durham. Pours slightly hazy bright light gold with welcoming white head. Nose is grassy hops and some bread. Similar taste; very crisp, and with a bone dry finish. I want more.
thegreenrooster (3930) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a bright gold with a large white head. Aroma is of biscuit malts and a decent saaz hop. Flavor is more of the same with a nice bready malt with a decent hop in the backround. A solid example of the style.