BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Lemon-gold appearance with the expected corn/pilsner cloying sweetness in aroma and flavor. An off-balance, unenjoyable beer.
Boring blonde color w. a small fluff top and artificial-looking carbonation. Aroma is clean w. a nice twinge of malt. Clean, but dull flavor. Actually an impressive import pils in terms of drinkability, but I am still not a fan of the style.
RoundTHEworld99 (3) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THE good-time student beer. Iíve always liked it and found nothing similar so far. Never too strong or too weak and I like it in the smaller handy bottles. I had this one even in Sydney.
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grassy, sweet malty aroma. Neutral, sweetish taste, bit grassy. Slight bitter, soapy aftertaste. There are much better German pilseners around.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good old pilsner. Nothing fancy or distinguishing.
tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent pils with balanced taste and suitable amount of bitterness.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2003 Nicely hopped, slightly sweet pilsener. Good hops aroma. Golden yellow clear with small white lacing. Med carb & body. Nice hops taste with light malts. Bitter finish & after.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, I guess this would be the German equivalent of asking for a Bud. The color and head are nice, though...clear, bright, shiny golden color and a huge foamy head. The taste is just as described in the ad: very bitter. It is sweet, quite hoppy, and finishes bitter. It isnít bad, as I said, and Iím sure itís pretty good for what it is. It just isnít for me, though I would certainly take this over any typical American counterpart.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Way below average german pils.
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 very light, very dry, smooth and grainy, with a tasty bitter herbal finish. definitely one of the better mainstream German pilses. rer8: very subtle, complex, spicy hop flavours make this a cut above most other German pilses. rer8 again: plenty of herbal, minty, aniseedy hop complexity. nice balance of bitterness and acidity in finish makes it very refreshing and crisp. dry and moreish. the malt is light but present - a nice hint of pencil shavings and just enough sweetness to balance.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it better than Warsteiner. Iíve only had it in bottles. The German Pilsener style isnít as good as the boho, for me, but this will definitely do in a pinch.