fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Hales Ales Brewery and Pub, Seattle
as Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner, 5.3% ABV
Hazy pale blond color with creamy head. Aroma of straws. Dry mouthfeel; some flavor of corn; ordinary bitterness, a bit lemony, with a hint of grass, but without a clear Hallertau hops evidence.
Not what promised.
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Pale clear yellow color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of hay, white pepper. Taste is clean and crisp lemony straw.
Oakes (13538) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich gold, abundant herbal hops on the nose, the palate having some brighter citrus hops (all hersbrucker, though, apparently). There seems like maybe some of the heavier malt/hop dynamic of a pilsner that contrasts with this dynamic. So it’s nice, but also a bit odd.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Breakside. Clear golden pour with white foam. A little sweeter than I’d really care for. Slight citrus and floral hop notes, but really an odd note of white grape, some apple, and bready malts. Pretty sweet tasting and not anywhere near as much hop character as I would have hoped for. Kind of a let down.
Theydon_Bois (12730) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Breakside, PDX, 25/05/13. Listed as 5.1% ABV.
Murky pale yellow with a thin white head which clears to the edge.
Nose is lemon zest, grass, pale malts, cereals.
Taste comprises citrus, grass, cereals, pale malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours translucent lemon/gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of fruit and mild earth/spice. Med body. Flavor is fruity/lemon with earth/spice. It’s pretty flavorful. Hops tend to hide the breadiness very well. Although it finishes less than dry, it works well. Oh so much tastier than the Mittel Europa pils. Well, maybe PU excepted. :)
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice gold pour with a bright white head. Clean and quite tasty for the style. Lemons, grass, light notes of dried hay. Tasty.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL from Whole Foods Bend, OR. Pours a clear straw. Thick, sheets of lacing. Nose is heavier biscuit is thick marmalade, chamomile, clover honey, freshly cut grass. bright tangerine/grapefruit. Taste is dry, hoppy, grassy, thicker honey and biscuit balance. Longer grassy hop finish with thicker honey and biscuit malt to balance. Seems like a solid MrChopin and 3fourths style pilsner that gets the thumbs up from a big pilsner lover.
mcberko (9343) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose brings out grassy hops, grains, and biscuity malt. Flavour is similar, with really nice grassy hops, biscuity malt and grains. Very grassy, fairly hoppy and dry, with very high drinkability. Great stuff.
gnoff (8745) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
As "Breakside Liquid Sunshine Pilsner" 22 oz.
Bottle on June 26, 2015. From Hillsdale Liqour Store in Portland, Oregon.
Clear pale straw yellow color, huge white head. Bottle keeps pouring head/foam long after opened. Light acidic, malty scent. Malty, light acidic taste. Acidic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Could pour as slowly as possible into two glasses, still getting only a minute amount of beer in the bottom of the glass, the rest was head build-up. Bottle kept foaming over even though I poured from it as often as possible, until there were less than 25% left in the bottle.
The way the bottle behaves, mixed with the character of the beer, I’d say there is a mild infection in this bottle.
Still taste and smell decent enough.