akostajti (25) - HUNGARY - JUN 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I expected much more from the "flagship beer" of Berlin. Although the aroma is ok, the taste is a bit watery.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at several places throughout Berlin. Pours a clear, straw colored body with an inch thick, foamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is slightly oxidized with a light DMS note, some lightly sweetened pils malts, grass, and a few fruity hints. Flavor is better. Not as much oxidation or DMS. A bit grainy and lightly sweetened with an even grassiness throughout. Finishes dry and lightly bitter before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pilsner. Nothing special, but not bad.
CharlieNoodles (80) - Toulouse, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow clear body with white tight head. Aromas hops , malts, grains. Palate medium bodied with lively carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste sweet malts and crispy medium short hops finish
BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Berlin is awash with this Pilsner: has it taken the best of ’Berliner Kindl’ and ’Schulthesis Pils’ from the 80’s before the wall fell, or is it an all new super-brew made with the cheapest ingrediants available?
It’s not the former: it’s a basic golden, bright Pilsner with all the usual attributes; but nothing to stand it apart from all the rest. Crisp? Yes. Clean? Yes. Refreshing? Yes, but is it interesting? No.
visionthing (1727) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle in Berlin. Clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma of malt with notes of hops and fruits and hints of something unpleasant. Light to medium sweet with a pleasant bitterness and a lightly bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and easy to drink. (2013-04-05)
podey (553) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 8.18.2002 in Berlin. Fairly nice pilsner, pours yellow with medium white head. Enjoyable and refreshing.
hawanna (1165) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l bottle BB 06/13
bread, cereal, grass, citrus, leaves, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
nazzty (576) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice german pilsner with a pronounced bitterness and pleasant fullness. Foam was maybe a little bit too weak.
Camons (3757) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Søren. Pours clear light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, little bitter grassy hops. Flavor is malt, grain, little sour, light citrus, grass. Thin body, lively carbonation. 270113
AWS9 (419) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at a Berlin hostel. Lame pour. Somewhat skunky smell. Thin taste, albeit the hop taste isn’t repulsive as the aroma may imply. Simply a pretty poor pilsner all around.