jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Odd beer. Gushes like a geyser from the bottle. What’s left is cloudy gold with white head. Nose is fantastic - lots of brett, citrus, lemon and fruits. Taste is mostly dry cereal with a metallic finish. Probably the biggest difference between aroma/taste that I ever had in a beer. Light body.
crossovert (8351) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just not a great example of a pils. Thin, lighter bodied, light flavor, grainy.
arminjewell (7038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of malt, some sweet cracker notes, some soap, hints of bread, slight yeast, some slight spice. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, biscuit, some yeast, touch of soap, finishing dry, clean.
TheAlum (6053) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap at Hackney’s Printers Row (chicago, IL). Grabbed this on a late day while picking up a new Pipeworks brew. Pours a richer gold hue, some darkness with gentle haze, dulled honey glow with frothy whitish layer of head. Sticks around as a mellow film, ok lacing overall. Aromas are fairly clean, green earthy hops, kiss of florals, bread and pale malts, straw, cereal grain bent but fairly clean and dry overall. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, lemonym dry earhy hops, some grass, touches of straw. Dry cereal grains, bready pils malts. A distinct lemony and grassy twang at times, touches of fruit and more grainy mellow middle. Firm dryness and bitter floral touches, earthy hops linger with a bit of paper clinging cardboard at times which is odd into the backend. Thoroughly average, a light sessioner with some firm bitterness at times into the backend and some odd paper notes at others. Ok.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pilsener? Really? Poured from the bottle, it had a yellow/gold body with small lazy bubbles and a huge rocky head that was slow in settling. The aroma was a grainy sweetness. It tasted grainy and had a sugary sweetness with a quiet earthy grassy bitterness that finally arrives in the finish. Not a Pils, obviously, but perhaps drinkable as a Premium Lager. Perhaps.
wlajwl (4201) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus, biscuit malts and earth/grit. The flavor is citrus, malts, earth/grit, fruit and a dry finish.
kaser (3445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on draft at sweet baby rays. Golden pour Foamy and sticky head. Floral and bitter tangy taste. German style. Not bad
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Binny’s Marcey. First to rate? Pours a nice looking clear gold with a fluffy white head. The nose is hop forward overall, albeit a slightly odd blend of hops. Spicy and a touch fruity. Grainy pilsner notes with some faint butter. On tasting, the yeast is a culprit, touch of butter. Good level of hop flavor tending towards herbal. Decent overall, just need to learn how to use that yeast correctly.
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 6/17/14 (Binny’s Naperville Mix A Six)-42° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, malt, and grains. Taste of the same with a grassy taste along with slight hops and sweetness. This light bodied brew is not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Binny’s Lincoln Park. Pours a crystal clear, deeper gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened pils malts with some grass, a hint of bread, some citrus, and a touch of buttery grains. Flavor is grassy with a bit of a minty, papery, peppery, spicy bitterness. Light pils malt note before this finishes dry, somewhat bitter, papery, and spicy before leaving a medium-length aftertaste following a light body and a fairly lively carbonation. Overall, this was a decent pils as is, but could be much better with some work. Well hopped and spiced, but a bit too bitter and slightly off-balance. Not bad, but could use some adjustments.