BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one’s definitely an acquired taste. Most Americans I know usually gag on their first sip of this one - the name sums it up - BITTER! Given time, it grows on you. IMMENSELY popular in Germany, quite good with Brats and Kraut. Light, thin bodied, and quite effervescent. Drank more than my fill while stationed at Ramstein AB.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and somewhat toasted malt aroma. Crystal clear..golden with a limp head. Clean and refreshing fore with some mild malt sweetness and almost no hop presence to my taste buds. Still I would drink this again happily in warm weather.
MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malts and hay agree at every level. Citrusy undertones adopt the maltiness, and develop some sort of complexity. From the can, this smells aptly brewed.
Suave hay-ish and honeyed malts are pricked by nagging salty nodules. These precede the pleasurable wooden hop bitterness which lingers smoothly. Light dryness ensues, making sure you follow up with another sip.
Efficiency is certainly attainable if you follow the rules.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Andy’s. Old stand by . Clean malty aroma. Crisp clean pale malts balanced with noble hops. Nice bitterness.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a classic German Pilsner. It had all the sytle characteristics. Rich with a complex hops to malt flavor. It was medium with a nice dry flavor at the end. Good German Pilsner.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber, golden. Smells of urine and skunk. Light and watery. No finish what so ever. Wow, really not good.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2006 09.06.05 Half liter can. Pale golden straw under pure white head, small, lacing, quickly fading. Aroma is mild cereals, sort of oaty, and hay. Soft and mineral flavors like a dead grass and hay stew with a touch of salt. Becomes herbal, softer, and lightly floral with temp, but it’s all to mild. Simple and lovely, but becoming tedious and plain.
I’ve been drinking enough of this stuff now to warrant a re-rate, and not because I’’ve had a revelation of new flavors or aromas, just because I really like the beer. It deserves more points.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
some skunk in the aroma mixed with perfume. This beer is a great thirst quencher, finishing dry and hoppy.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy for a pilsner and very drinkable, infact very very drinkable. Thin though a decent amount of flavour, however aftertaste can hold u can slightly.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[bottle from sainburys] pours pale yellow with a quickly diminishing fizzy head. nose has some herbal/grassy hop aromas, slightly skunked though. body is light, finish is a little bitter.