JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Beer Table, Brooklyn. Pours a hazy dark yellow, fluffy white head that eventually disappears without lacing. Nose is subdued, a bit spicy, herbal hops peek through. Taste is a bit spicy, subdued biscuity malt with a very faint, musty yeast note, citrusy crisp finish with an herbal hop note that kind of emerges a second or two after the swallow. Really subtle, a lot going on for a pils. Delicious beer, utterly refreshing. Crisp carbonation, slightly creamy, medium body.
dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was truly astounded to see this on tap at 2 Amys in Washington DC. A very attractive pour, slightly hazy orange with a fluffy white head. I cannot recall ever having an unfiltered pilsener. The nose is grassy, malty, and sweet. The flavor profile is very similar with an added hoppiness. Mouthfeel is perfect with moderate carbonation and a creamy sensation from the body. An almost perfectly balanced beer, very well refined and complex. Possibly tending away from the "Classic German Pilsener" style for a number of reasons.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Strong, very German hop aroma, crisp, lightly skunky. Dry, clean, crisp lettuce flavor, very refreshing. Solid, though the carbonation is a bit high.
Keeper (233) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful head of foam. Spicy hops in the nose, Flavor is crisp & clean, with lots of hop character, hints of lemon and herbs. Finish lasts well. Quite good!
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale blonde/straw colour with a thin white head. Aroma is quite nice. Very fresh pils malt, noble hops showing lots of herbal/zesty character. It is quite fresh-tasting although I suspect that the hops are already quite faded. Lightly floral with a fresh bready grassy flavour on the back. Soft earthy bitterness. Quite dry with a lovely slightly earthy finish. Soft bitterness. It’s a very nice pils.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold with a nice foamy white head. Smells of dry malt, some biscuity touches, splashes of citrus and sage. Tastes dry and crisp with a touch of bitterness and some grassy hoppy touches. Excellent!
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Bir & Fud Rome/Italy: Hazy yellow colour, with a creamy head.. Aroma of dry malty nose, with a bit citris nose in the end. Flavor has a typical german dry malty mouth feeling, with a thin to medium body, medium malty finish. A werry nice beer.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Artebirra Pasturana 2008: finalmente riesco ad assaggiare la Tipopils, e mi rendo conto di quanto ne valga la pena. Straordinaria pilsner del birrificio italiano luppolosa e beverina bisognerebbe averne su dei litri.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Football pub in Rome. Bit surprised that this comes in at No.3 on the Italian list. Clean beer, well built but lacks wow factor. Hops are very dry, raspy, herbally, and probably suit the style well. Palate weight is actually quitete light.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 100 cl. [Courtesy of Hildigöltur, thanks buddy] Large fin foamed white head that really lasted. Very nice display of lacework. Somewhat clear golden color. Aroma of grass, fresh grass, caramel, herbal touch. Over the palate came an explosion of notes with perfume, floral, dusty grain, very crisp hoppy profile. Excellent and properly the most complex German Pilsener style ever. Medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation and crisp dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with sweetness in a good symphony. Crisp dry and grassy – herbal bitter finish. Wow…one more PLEASE!