cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Bottle. This is a classic German Pisener. Complex but balanced flavour. A tiny bit sweet, fairly bitter, good hop bite, grainy too. A step up from some of the more widely available German pilseners.
pivnizub (9979) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden coloured, medium-sized firm white head; light hoppy and grainy nose; light bitter flavour, light bodied; starts slightly sweetish, ends in a light bitter -sweet finish, a bit sourish; not unpleasant at all, but a bit thin and watery......
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Can (500ml) Pours with a lot of not-quite-white bubbly foam, laced well - bright, clear gold, residual bubbling. Aroma is light, crisp, of wheat, mild hops, banana and a hint of lemon; faintly sweet. Taste is VERY lemony, tart/hoppy, hoppiness builds - still get a bit of sweet banana and tobacco in there too. Would be significantly better on tap. It’s hot, I’m on my balcony, so I’m feeling generous ...
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 12 oz. bottle. 7/9/05
Pours a very clear light golden with a limited head. The aroma is hoppy and grassy. This one has a pleasing palate, crisp and refreshing with fine carbonation. The flavor is also satisfying if relatively straightforward: early sour notes, hay, a finishing snap of hop bitterness. A pleasant, easy-drinking summertime beer. 4/3/6/4/15=3.2
Revisit (after many previous revisits) a decade later. Wow, I think this rating was so early my rating scale hadn’t settled in. A 4 for aroma? WTF? Aha! I looked this up, and this was rating #3 for me on the site.
My original final score actually isn’t that far off. It’s a pretty decent pils, quite a rich amber pour, but a bit too grainy and sweet for my taste, with hop oils that sort of linger unpleasantly for too many hours afterwards. The aroma is actually one of the better elements. I’d tend go somethinglike 7/3/7/3/14=3.4. Will leave this one though, just for old times sake and misc. humor value.
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Had this one on tap at the 2004 Oktoberfest in South Florida. Very much the German style of pils. Aroma is sweet and has a decent hops kick. The taste matches the aroma pretty closely. Maybe it has a hint of hay in the rather dry finish. Good with German meats and sour kraut. Worth a try even if you’re not into the pils style. Update 10/24/05 had this one in a bottle and it was disappointing. It’s much better on tap. Overall just weaker and rather average.
fluentsky (10) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Difficult to get in Southwest US. Freshness a problem. Medium-light body, small head. Tart, hoppy topnote, varietal gracenotes. Bready, non-lingering finish. A good Pils.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice golden colour with an OK head. Malty and quite hoppy aroma and flavor. Malty palate that finishes off with a sharp dry bitter snap. A very good pilsner.
jeggersdvm (12) - Weilerbach, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent pilsener if that is your thing. A little more hoppy than a typical pils and an overall good (but not great) beer for a hot day. ’Bitte ein Bit’
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale color, nice aroma. It’s one of the best Pilseners that I tried while studying in Switzerland (even though I’m not a Pils fan)
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap and Bottled. I tried it both ways, before rating it, and both my rating notes have "hints of vegetables in the aroma" on it. Other than that grassy and herbal. Taste is hoppy, grassy with some little maltiness and sweetness. It´s mediumbodied. Besides the aroma, a decent pilsner.