adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2002
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
First things, first. I am not a fan of german beer, I tend to stick, and enjoy the American Standards. But this beer caught my eye because it was in a Gallon Keg with a tap built right in. The keg looked cool, but I didn’t enjoy the beer, just wasn’t for me.
jonas (5259) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Boring average german pils.
Light dryness from the bittering hops.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For the first taste I thought, ’wow, this is pretty good!’, but then I have to admit that the more I drank the more average tasting it became. Definitely good for a pilsener - which I normally don’t like at all.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent German beer. Lightly hopped aroma. Golden color with a medium thick, lively head. Light, almost wheaty flavor made this a nice summer beer but it wouldn’t really float my boat as a beer to keep stocked in the fridge. Good introduction to import beers.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I assume this is the same as Bitburger Premium Beer? If you can get around the smell, it’s really not too bad for a pils. Normally I don’t like anything that’s the color of the piss of a dehydration victim, but the nice head saves the appearance. The flavor is clean and smooth, a bit bitter.
LordNeuf (135) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clearly, a shining example of the brewers heratage Germany proudly maintains. I am clearly impressed with this item and has become a standard within my home.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at a German restraunt. Not a bad Pils. Finishes dry and somewhat bitter. Quaffable.
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint wheat aroma. Pale gold in color with below average head retention. Taste is similar to but not as good as Urquell. Nevertheless, good German Pils flavor. Overall impression is that I am not going to go out of my way to try this one again. There are too many other better beers out there.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 I've never consumed less than obscene amounts of this beer in a sitting before. Classic noble, toasty pilsener flavors. Non-offensive.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this back-to-back with Warsteiner, and while both are pretty solid (both German-brewed with real beer ingredients), this one definitely has more of that ’classic pilsener taste,’ though Warsteiner was more balanced with malt character. Anyway, I was rather surprised that a brown bottle could yield the amount of skunkiness that this one did, though that mostly dissipated when I poured it into a pint glass, and the more straightforward pilsener character took over. Golden-pale pilsener color, and pretty standard pilsener character otherwise throughout. So standard in fact that I may not tell it apart from many another pilsener brand. But embodies pilsenerhood about as well as you’d expect before you get to the Urquell. In fact, without the Urquell right on hand to test this against, it’s hard to say how well I could tell the difference, though I recall the Urquell being more robust in character. (Still, no Pilsener beats Victory’s Prima Pils.) Could I come back to this one? Sure, especially when Urquell is unpredictable with the green bottle and where Victory is harder to find.