22415brewery (378) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tall footed pils glass. Pours a brilliantly clear light straw color with effervescent bubbles climbing the nucleation points in the glass. Thick foam, pure white and dense. Strong pils malt aroma, biscuity and cracker-like, a bit of lager-like esthers that waft through the foamy cap. Clean pilsner malt, rich and flavorful. Smooth noble-like bitterness helps round out the sip. Teeny bit of lemon-like citrus flavor comes through very cleanly. Clean carbonation helps give a dry finish. No off-flavors. Would rate a bit higher but the body is a touch big.
theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of bvc. Pour is a hazed yellow golden with a one inch clear white head. The head is quite full, falls slowly. Aroma is soft bready toasted grain, along with bright floral and some grassy hay. The taste is bright grain, bready, balanced nicely with fresh floral hay. Finishes with pleasant mineral earthiness. The palate is light to medium bodied, un filtered mouth feel, nice carbonation and a clean finish. Really liked this one, thanks Brandon.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It would be hard to find a more perfect pilsner. Itís not all that complex, as it probably shouldnít be for the style. Growler from the brewery pours a pure white head that leaves substantial, though fleeting lacing, above a golden body. The aroma reminds me of an alpine meadow spring bubbling up from the side of a trail just when you most need a cool fresh drink of water. Hints of wheat and lemons. Nicely carbonated, with flavors of sweet Texas grapefruit, biscuit, and maybe a dash of black pepper. Noticeably hop forward. Sparkly and tart finish leaves you wanting just one more glass. This is a real winner of a recipe. I canít wait to see how the guys tweak this one.
WineBeerWA (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a crystal clear golden lager with dense white head and nice lacey adherence to the glass. Great balance with a European hop profile. Crisp and refreshing, this pilsner has notes of fresh cut hay, black pepper and very subtle sweetness offset by pleasantly bittered hops.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
congrats karen. Gentle honey and soft dry grain. bright gold, stark white head and consistent steady cascade of carbonation. medium dryness, firm body, clean throughout with a balanced zesty crisp hoppy finish. I donít normally enjoy pils but I love this. love it.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Growler from the brewery, drunk an hour after filling it. Clear, light gold, bubbly pour with a big, lasting white head on it. Aroma is light, with hay, dry herbal notes, a little pepper. Lightly sweet malt body that tastes of grain, bread, and plain popcorn, finishing cleanly with hay, grass, pepper, earthiness. Light, moderately carbonated body. Iím normally not a huge fan of pilsners, but this is pretty great to drink fresh in the warm weather. Thumbs up.
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a effervescent clear rich golden with tight white head and cascading lacing. Hay, honey, peppery Nobel hops...very light and clean nose. Crisp clean hay, grassy hops, peppery cracker, touches of honey sweetening. Carbonation could use a touch more pressence, but this is very enjoyable with clean light flavor.