philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Breckenridge Brewery Regal Pilsner 471 Small Batch Series 12 oz. Bottle Sampled 11/22/2010 from 6-Pack purcahsed same day @ Colorados Liquor Outlet, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 7.0% ABV. 35? IBUís. Mild Noble hop front overwhelmed by sweet malt aroma and lightly flavored thick pils malt liquor body. Odd flavor and cloying mild hot thick end. Rich and smooth, but off balanced and somehow odd. (2.75 / 5.0). Lacy white head. Clear bright rich gold color.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: barley, corn (?), and alcohol, not necessarily enticing, but it doesnít repulse either; Appearance: hazy, somewhere between yellow and yellow gold, medium white head on pour that sticks around for a while, lots of bubbly; Taste: initial impression is something very sweet and malty in the background, followed by the bitterness of hops, nothing else from the hops though (no citrus, cedar, or some of the other things that you get to enjoy in an IPA), even though it looks very carbonated, the carbonation doesnít have the bite that Iíd like it to have, especially given that it is a pils, Palate: nothing lingers, basically, it is what it says, an amped up (double) pils, Overall: picture an OTS pils magnified, now, this isnít necessarily a bad thing, when I think of cracking open a cold one after a hard day of work, I think of a pils, since this brew accentuates several of the good things that a pils has to offer, namely good grain and the bitterness of hops, Iíd recommend having this one in the back of your fridge for one of those days where you just need to kick your feet up and throw one back
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color. The head was a few fingers high, white, and reduced gradually to a thin lasting film. Some nice lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Smelled of caramel, subdued tropical fruit, and cereal grain. There was the slightest whiff of noble hops. Medium bodied and slightly sweet. Muted flavors that included cereal grain, grape candy, and hay.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy, golden color with a white head. Aroma is of floral hops, citrus hops, and some caramel malts. Flavor is of caramel malts, some slight breadiness, and some citrus hops. Slight alcohol finish that isnít too strong.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, dense white head. Aroma is mainly floral and grassy hops but has a pleasant malt backbone with soft caramel, biscuit, light lemon and light honey. Taste is bigger biscuit malts, a touch stronger caramel, light honey, grassy and herbal hops, light lemony zest and unsweetened iced tea notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more biscuit, buttery notes, light honey, sweet malt, grassy hops, Euro hops and lemon.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, lemon, flowers), with light notes of honey and detergent.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty good for this brewery...solid amount of bitterness and attractive hops. Some flaws and rough edges, but nothing too offensive. Good effort.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pour is a clear gold color with an average, white, fluffy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves just a bit of soapy lace. The nose is bland and very simple; sugary sweetness (almost cotton candy-like), some floral tones, and blood oranges. The flavor is similar with more of the orangey notes, still sugary sweet, lightly biscuity, and slightly peppery. The palate is nearly lively, medium, and thick in texture. The finish is still fairly sweet but finally gains a moderately light spicy bitterness, the sugar notes finally dissipating, and blood orange lingering. The blood orange notes were about the only thing I found interesting about this one. Just not good and definitely not pilsner-like whatsoever.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy liquid yellow orange gold with a small white head. Aroma of bitter notes, grains, barley, bread dough,yeast and zesty citrus. Taste of barley, grains, bread malts, yeast, bitter hops and zesty citrus. Classic pilsner.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Nice, clear, golden copper color. About average sized, creamy, frothy, soap, pearly white head. Average retention with a nice frothy lace left.
S - Slightly odd, but not off-putting, aroma. Floral and herbal hops come out along with a fair amount of apple/cider aroma. Some pale and biscuit like malt aroma also has a good presence.
T - Similar to the nose. Some floral herbal hops along with a spicy grassy flavor. These hoppy flavors are present, but they are not strong by any means. Mid-sip, an apple fruitiness comes out. Bready and pale malt provides a lot of the backbone to this beer. Minerally taste on the finish.
M - On the fuller side for a pilsner with a touch above average carbonation. Slick, oily feel with a sticky, sweet residue on the finish.
D - I donít necessarily want to drink many of these with sweetness and the lingering sticky feel being a little off putting. Not really enough hops and the apple flavor is just a little odd.
Notes: A little strange tasting beer. It is different from a pilsner in taste. Not a big fan of the way the apple comes out, and a little sweet (not necessarily in a nice sweet bready malt way that some of the great pilsners pull off). Probably not worth the price to get this, even though it isnít a horrible beer, there are better choices.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a pale golden color with a medium creamy head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of husky, grainy notes and a faint metallic note. The taste is pale malty notes, caramel and faint green apple, as well as agrassy hops. Medium bodied.