JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Very nice. Gold with a large, long lasting white head. Great floral-hop aroma with a hint of fruit. Crisp and clean flavor; light bitterness. Excellent pilsner; full bodied and a pleasure to drink. On draught at Ferdinanda, Prague.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown center with amber edges. Light cream colored head that quickly diminishes.
Mostly watered down flavor with a hint of malt and hops and a slightly bitter finish that becomes more pronouced with each sip.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with constant, tiny effervescence and a short, white head. Heady sourdough yeasts in aroma with a big pile of cut wet grass. Dusty floral perfumes emerge as it rests, showing through to the initial flavor as a floral-sweetness. Breadiness follows with almost-caramel malts. Finish is light bitters and light burnt grain with a lingering sensation of having licked the grasscatcher. Buttery mouthfeel, but in a good way. This beer was surprisingly diverse and intriguingly delicious.
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ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden coloured, little quick dissapearing head, malty and hoppy aroma , strong hop bitterness
chriso (7396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense, August 2005. Rich gold colour. Fairly dry throughout, with a very dry malt finish. Some hops come in at the end too. Crisp and very refreshing. A well put together pilsner.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of crisp malt with some sweetness. Flavor of malt with subdued hops and a mild bitter finish. There is also a feeling of residual sugar.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden body with a large white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is more of the same with a nice hop finnish. Very well balanced with an exceptionally soft body.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shining haystacks and straw-littered floors cover the splattered yeast. Hops are subdued but present within the hay, offering some citrus and barren oiliness.
A mineral phantom betrays the wooden hop flavor. Hop bitterness is mostly herbal, and does benefit from some minty leafy sweetness. Soft and cuddly equilibrium like most well-brewed Czech pilsners, but not much to dissociate it from the pack.
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DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Sampler from bottle at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/orland-par Orland Park, This must just now be appearing in America. A great pilsener malt color, to be sure. Like any imported light lager, I suspect a lot of the spicy hop oils have gone away. So I taste a balanced bitterness to the malts, but not much more. Guess it’s not fair to seek out good imported pilseners, but I’m still in the hunt.
Sigmund (5179) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense. ABV was 5%, like the brewery website says. Very nice Saazer aroma, flowers and honey, some fruit too. Reasonably well balanced flavour with a tolerable maltiness and decent hops which linger through the aftertaste.