stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, and fruit. The flavor is citrus, grain, sweet malts, fruit, and a very slight hoppy presence.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with kyzr - Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a thin white head. Flavor and aroma are grain and herbal hops. Light body and very thin palate. Decent Pils. Thanks Mitch
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, crisp, full flavored, hoppy pilsener. Possibly the best American-made craft brewed pilsener Iíve had to-date. The hops really made this for me, which were very up-front and bitter, but with a clean finish that didnít overwhelm the palate. Maybe a little heavy for the style, but a very good beer nontheless.
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright yellow. Light but balanced aroma of continental hops and pale malt. Herbal hops, moderate bitterness, and light pale malt flavour. Reminds me of Veltins.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottled. Pours a clear pale gold with a diminishing white head. Not much aroma but some flowery hops, hay and biscuit can be found. The body is light and a bit watery with medium carbonation. The taste is bread and toffee with a crisp pine/floral finish that turns a bit toward soap at the end of the glass.
blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 I had this beer on tap at The Bier Stein several weeks ago, and enjoyed it so much I had another. I concur with the reviewer whose experience with the bottled version was not as good.
The beer pours pretty standard golden with firm white head. Sweet flowery perfume aroma with malty undertones of caramel and almonds.
The beer is full and clean on the palate, and goes down crisp and easy without excessive aftertaste, although there is some grain flavor in the finish. Itís a not a classic example of the style, but I like the direction they took this one. Unfortunately, the beer was not as enlightening in the bottle as it was on tap.
Krausen (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a really rough beer to review as at the brewery this was one of the best pilsners I have had in a long time. In the bottle it is really a let down. Very oxidized and the "best by" date is a month out. The crisp and clean hop flavor has been replaced by a cardboard, caramel unpleasant aroma. If you can find this on draft by all means order one, but in the bottle it leaves a lot to be desirerd.
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blonde-bronze w. a fluffy head. Crisp, but subtle hopping w. a slight fruitiness. Boring, but clean w. a slight cardboard finish. Drinkable.
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I cannot believe this beer is not rated higher. Friend tells me the brewer uses all czech malt and hops and itís apparent in the beer. A clean, crisp taste with an ample amount of bitters. Finishes quick and clean. I have no real problems with this one. And for the price I prefer it to some European Pils.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a decent white head. Smells of hay, pepper, some citrus and grapes. Taste is of lemons, some grapey elements. Pretty good for a pilsener.