ElGaucho (2161) - 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 (630) - 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.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 Its bitter, thats for sure, they got that bit right, its pretty clean, and dry, and nice for session drinking, nothing that stands out though.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hoppy from start to finish, with a pleasing aroma and palate. A nice lil’ Deutschen pils.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice stuff , bottle version is much betterthan caned one . Nice head , creamy , with bite and I like this . Recomended .
ondrej (32) - Toronto, CANADA - JUN 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best of German Pilseners I’ve ever had. Light golden colour, it goes down very easy. Long dry hopbitter finish is what I like about this beer most. Obviously best from barrel. If I lived in Germany, this would be my everyday liquid bread.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear light golden color. Frothy big bubbled, quickly disapating head. Sweet, resinous aroma. Initial sweet taste with hoppy bitter follow. Rather watery texture. An easy drinker. A decent but average pils.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet aroma. Golden colour, big head. Nice bitterness. Grassy after taste. Fairly light beer. Average.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An aroma of hop and fresh bread. A nicely balanced bitter beer.