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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Plenty of hops - still smooth, incredible light color and still a 5% beer with a wonderful bloom.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Krausen (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2006
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 The crisp and clean hop flavor has been replaced by a cardboard, caramel unpleasant aroma.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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2006
Blonde-bronze w. a fluffy head. Crisp, but subtle hopping w. a slight fruitiness. Boring, but clean w. a slight cardboard finish. Drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2006
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2005
12oz bottle labeled best before Oct. í05. Poured a lighter and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of we grass, grain, banana and somewhat fruity. Tastes of banana, grain and a little doughy. The body was stronger compared to the other Pilsners of late (may have been the doughy/breadiness to it).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Belmont Station in Portland, OR) Best before October, 2005, so Iím within their window. This is supposed to be a crisp, hoppy pilsener, but it smells sweet and somewhat caramely, reminiscent of a light Oktoberfest, and oddly, shows a touch of alcohol in the nose as well. Similarly, in the flavor, itís sweet, lightly caramely and a bit bready. Itís also mildly bitter and grassy, but never hints at anything Iíd consider "hoppy". In addition, there are some other odd flavors that seem kind of floral, but I just canít identify what Iím tasting. Medium bodied, so itís even a bit heavier than most pilseners Iíve tried, and it doesnít really approach the crispness the brewery claims. Pale golden in color, somewhat hazy in appearance, but the off-white head pours very small and quickly fades to a tiny ring, leaving no lacing. A very strange pilsener with some unidentifiable flavors, but that doesnít mean itís not enjoyable. But I think this beer shares as much in common with an Oktoberfest as it does with a pilsener, maybe even moreso, actually.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Tap. Clear, medium golden/yellow colored. Not much head formation, just a layer of bubbles, no lacing. Aroma is lightly grainy, just a touch of noble hop, slightly grassy. Light malt up front, fair bitterness in the middle and finish. Clean. LIghter bodied, seriously undercarbonated. Fair.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Nice golden color,small white head that had a decent but short lived head.Nice hoppy aroma with a mild malt side and even a mild fruitside but it might be pushing it a bit.The flavor was nothing special but decent enough.Slightly sweet in a way with a decent hop presence and mild malt side but over all not worth getting bent out of shape over.Try it once and see if itís worth going further.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2487) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle. Pours a medium golden color. Grainy, slightly sour aroma. Flavor is quite grain with a bit of sourness and maybe a hint of malts.


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