GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ O’Hurley’s Leucadia ][ $1.50 ][ Conical Pint ][ 4.24.15 ]
>> Dead carbonation from probably low CO2 on the keg, clear straw color, medium white foam, spotty lace. Nose is fresh lime, lemon juice, white bread, white corn. Taste is crisp, well balanced, great body to balance with thicker honey biscuit, grassy, sharp hop bite to finish. Really good. Would like this more mainstream for Ballast Point. Would just replace their "Pale Ale", which is a "Kolsch" with this one for best craft canned portfolio ever.
TimE (3891) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely hoppy grassy, light med bodied. Well balanced . Superb hopped up Bohemian Pils.
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a murky yellow with minimal head. Grassy and floral tones on the nose. Taste is super clean - grassy hops and bread malts. Decent enough.
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slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice, especially in a style I don’t get overly excited about. Classic pils grassy hops, crisp malt bite, and clean finish. Nothing done too differntly, just done better
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.
Clear yellow-gold with a very good, semi-durable white head. Very good lacing
Feel: medium body; High-medium carbonation.
Smell: Nice mix of hops that dominate the malts, but there is a detectable brady malt base.
Taste: appropriate for style, although it has a lightfruitiness from, I guess, American hops.
O: a worthy American version of the style
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Clear pale golden beer with a nice white head. Grassy hop aroma, citrus, biscuits, bread, nice bitterness. Hoppy grassy flavor, floral, hay, bready, citrus, some caramel. Hoppy bitter finish with grassy notes.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer &TapRoom. Pours blonde with a nicewhite head and a floral aroma. There is a robust light malt flavor with a very nice hop profile. A lot of flavor packed into a low abv beer.
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is floral enough to hint at bubblegum. Med body or so. Flavor is light bread malt and grass/spice/bubblegum. Finishes dry, a little fruity and bitter. Interesting drink.
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done pils, 40 ibu, Saaz, above average for American pils, drinkable and refreshing. At the tasting room.
GarrettB (1169) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 15th, 2012 - Though Pilsner in name, Ballast Point’s Pescadero goes above and beyond when it comes to infusing their beers with all sorts of freshness. This brew, a light and radiant yellow with a lurking, residual cloudiness, smells of wet stone (think of a rain shower near a jumble of rocks), with a light white grace acidity, sort of like a berliner weiss. That by itself is pretty unique for a pilsner. The same effusive buoyancy and perkiness is found in the flavor, made most evident by the intense, indefatigable carbonation, which ellipses some of the flavor. What notes that can be discerned behind the wall of dancing gases is popcorn butter (a technical no-no, though I always enjoy it), ripe apples, and a quick, toasted grain aftertaste. I know there’s cause for alarm with some of the flavors here, and that they are often attributed to undesirable processes, but I think they’re alright, and make for a squealing clean and high-toned pilsner.