fiulijn (14380) - 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.
Oakes (12352) - 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.
Travlr (10585) - 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.
daknole (9044) - 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 (8354) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (8155) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear pale straw body with a short white head. Sweet-smelling rice cake and corn syrup and potato starch malt aroma with heavy vitamin chalkiness and some light German hops (lemon and spice). Light body with yogurt and starchy saltine cracker yeast / malt play. Growing bitterness across the middle. Plastic wrap and marshmallow puff finish. Neutral-flavored hops with relatively high bitterness compared to the lean body. Fizzy carbonation with starchy rice hull and grain husks and a distinct nutri-sweet finish. The hops are at least German; the malt is coarse and the carbonation fizzy. Another throw-away beer. See Heater Allen for how to do this style right.
mcberko (6285) - 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.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Yellowish straw, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Dank grassy nose, a little musty straw/hay.   Soft dry straw/hay on the tongue.   Could stand to have a touch more sweetness.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not terribly crisp, but it is clean.   Lingering straw and hay.   Very much middle of the road.   Wished it were a bit sharper.   Average.
Ernest (6187) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A clean, serviceable north German rendition, a la Bitburger....very light and delicate. It falls a bit short on character and charm, but it has no flaws and the nose is attractive.