Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Accidentally bought this mediocre pils again and it is still mediocre. Second time around I notice a bunch more metallic character. I don’t think my original rating was far off though so I am just taking down Overall by a bit.
Original (Sept 2012): This is sweet and malty for a pils, I’d say. It’s a slightly cloudy orange w/ a thin white head. Malts are nutty and sugary. Hops are subdued and kind of grassy. This stuff is about OK. I am not in love w/ it.
Plovmand (7811) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cafe Svejk. Pours clear yellow with a medium White head. The aroma is grassy and hoppy. The flavour is quite bitter and grassy.
bierkoning (12276) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Borresteijn, thanks! Golden color. Tangerine in the aroma. Grassy flavor with tangerine and a soft hopbitterness. Seems somewhat oxidated.
Bif (2006) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a golden color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of grain, mild malt sweetness and a light trace of hops. Taste has an initial bitterness with a bit of malt sweetness and slightly grainy. Bitterness continues to a fairly clean finish. Light body, crisp and somewhat refreshing. Beer seem to have a gritty texture about it. Decent beer, but sort of a middle of the road beer for the style.
vyvvy (5717) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear light gold with quickly leaving white head. The aroma has bready malt, some toast, hints of grass and spicy hops and an overall smoothness and richness to everything. It has a medium body that’s pretty ful for the style. It is quite smooth and slick with mild carbonation. The flavor starts drier than the aroma with toasted malt, crackers, earth, spice and dried grass. The finish has a bit of sulfur, minerals and a slightly sour lingering flavor. It is okay, but not how I generally like my pilsners.
thegreenrooster (3977) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is kinda grassy and grainy if you use your imagination. Flavor is really watery and light. Nothing offensive here as there is not much to like or dislike. None of that wet paper bag you get from most eastern Euro lagers. That’s the best I can say about this.
heavy (2750) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22/11 0.5 l bottle, brought from Czech Republic. It poured golden body with medium sized head. Grainy, slightly eggy aroma. Malty flavor as well, honey, even corn (although I’m aware it is not here), with grainy and bitter dusty notes. Medium in body with quite long, uninteresting and crude finish that reflects the flavor as it was expected. Typical boring pale lager. Rated high? Oh well...
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from a trade with Sigmund. An inch of big-bubbled white head, atop a near-clear yellow-golden body. Initial aroma of metal and faint grass, then some sweet-scented bakery and cereals. Light acidic-sweet malt base. Light to medium full, with notes of bread and wort. A certain fruitiness underneath, reminiscent of cider-apples. Weak bitterness. Short acidic-fruity, mild bitter finish. Drinks ok, not top notch.
tomer (2878) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bootle, smallish stable head, clear deep golden colour, herbal and spicy with some light malty notes, candy fruity sweetness enveloping the herbal bitterness making it feel coarse and overbearing. Not the best of pilseners.
Lowenbrau (3182) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 19, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Malt and herbal aromas. Pours bright gold, clear, with nice white head, medium lasting, no lacework. Light body and high carbonation, crispy. Taste is malty, medium bitter, with short dry finish. Average pilsener.