Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the lovers of lagers comes this crispy, bready low alcohol brew. This beer is what Budweiser might taste like if it didn’t cut corners with rice and other cereal grains. A very pleasant summer sessions lager with a dry flour finish and lemon yellow body.
hopdog (10757) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry_Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a lighter and hazy yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grass, spicey, lemons, and I was getting some honey comb. Tastes of grass, spicey, and some graininess. The aroma was on the ’sweet’ side which did not come through in the tastes.
Svejk (12) - Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Baron Pils is my "go to" beer. It is pretty widely available at most of my local pubs, and if I can’t decide what to get, then I go with this beer. If it’s a hot day (which is pretty rare in Seattle), I’ll order a Baron Pils every time.
The best part about Baron Pils is that it has a very clean flavor. Sometimes craft brewers have trouble doing pilsners well, and I’ve had more than a few skunky pilsners. That definitely isn’t the problem at Baron. This beer is always dead-on.
riversideAK (6016) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready sweet aroma with hint of crispness. Golden color with tons of bubbles. It looks on point to the style. Bready sweetness followed by some nice crispness, but for some reason it reminded a bit of Budweiser. Very bubbly on the palate with a light body and a crisp aftertaste. It was pleasant.
TimE (4722) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med yellow color. Lemon, earthy nose. Med-full bodid, German malts very present in mouth. Dry moderately bitter finish.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale light lemon gold. Small stark white head of starchy foam. Tiny dot and thin string of lace coat the glass lightly.
Aroma is of Hallertua hops and Bavarian bread grain and quite light, but distinctly Pilsner.
Taste is solid for a Pils, nice snappy bread grain taste with a capping touch of dryish flour, herbal/spicy hops, and a nice crispy tone. Simple, clean, and fresh with a steady, firm grainy/bready taste. Hops keep an interesting balance of dryness with evident Hallertau and perhaps some Saaz snappyness too.
Feel is firm, smooth, clean, and crisp with about a medium body and steady grab of carbonation. Finish is subtle with a nice mixure of dry grains and herbal hops as it floats off leaving a nice texture and pleasingly easy grained aftertaste.
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Barking Dog. This is a good sturdy, dependable pilsener that has guided my GF through many beer functions when lighter fare’s called for. Brilliant gold color with straw overtones, light lacy white head. Vacant nose (old keg? looks like my experience differs from nearly everyone’s), but the flavor’s soft, grassy, and just palatable in a mild way. The finish has a warm, straw-like hop crispness. Put it against the richer entrees the Dog serves and the pils knuckles under pretty much every time, but it’s a beautifully modulated, refreshing palate cleanser. Good stuff.
DYCSoccer17 (3582) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half-pint at Barking Dog in Seattle. Spiced peppery hop aroma with a doughy, bready maltiness as well. Some floral hoppiness is also evident in the nice. Very nice and aromatic aroma. Transparent golden color with a small whitish head. Light spiced hoppiness to start. Turns bready and a bit doughy in the middle. Finishes dry and spiced with more Saaz hoppiness. Crisp, authentic, and enjoyable. Refreshing.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy yellow, white head, nice lacing. Retentive! Nose is nicely malty with light hops. The flavor is thin, lightly sweet with nice hop bitterness. Could use a touch more bittering though, I like my pilsners crispy. A light tinny character that shows up like the absence of biscuity character. Better than the average American lager.
ClarkVV (5138) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Draught pint at Redbones 12/31/2005. Pale bronze-straw body is mildly chill-hazed at first, with a light effervescence and a small, wispy white head that is well-retained and laces in patches. Aroma is yeasty, dry, with notes of hay, minerals (copper predominantly) and light hops (sweaty saaz-like notes). It all combines to come off quite wild and rustic, almost as if there is wild yeast in it (though there isnt). A light note of apples, not green and tart, but more of a dry, old cider-like quality. The flavor begins with a dry, lager yeastiness and light husky (though not overly) grains. Hay and sweat from the hops give it a very Eastern European feel with a bit of papery-graininess as it ends. Not much malt sweetness, well-attenuated, with more minerals and a fairly crisp bite on the end. Strangely farmy, and lightly cidery as well. Seemingly quite delicate, no alcohol and tons of yeast. Texture is lightly grainy, at times a bit watery (though nothing out-of-style).