Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with a white frothy top. Dry hopped, clean aroma with a similar flavor profile. Sweet alcohol flavor lingers making it sticky after the smooth finish.
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Malty and Hop aroma reminiscent of bohemian pilsner . Nice Malt backbone with a slight bitter offset and a clean crisp finish. The malt flavor seems a bit watered-down. Otherwise a fine sample.
Nikiel (790) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boulder Beer Rave í10. Light and crisp with enough malts to back the pilsner-esk hops. One of the better American pilsners Iíve tasted.
Beerenberger (787) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainy aroma. Pours a golden amber with a small non-lasting white head, good lacing and lots of rising bubbles. Taste is malt forward (cereal) with a nice hopped bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this was ok, but not exactly the Pils taste I was expecting.
islay (740) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-17-11. Fruity, floral aroma features lemon and grapefruit scents. Continental hops noticeable in the nose, but itís not as hoppy as I had hoped. Pours an effervescent, hazy brass with a small to moderate amount of off-white head. Produces sporadic lacing. Salty, ďbeery,Ē creamy taste features yellow plum and condensed milk flavors. Dry finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Lively in the likable palate. Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner is decent but forgettable and disappointing.
bp (718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a clear golden amber with a thin whispy white head, grainy aroma with a touch of hops, taste is the same, nice mildly bitter finish.
wchesser (667) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Winter Park Beer Fest í11. Rich gold color and nice carbonation. Hops are nice on the nose and this could be a good summer refresher (if you want to get loaded in the process). Hides alcohol dangerously well, but doesnít finish clean. Dissapointing. Maybe it was a dirty tap. Get an Avery Joeís Pilsner if youíre the mood for something along these lines.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours nearly clear deep gold into a tulip. Thick sheets of lacing left with each sip even after the off-white, creamy head fades to a small ring. The nose is similar to a nice helles bock with a tad more hop citrus and grass. The malts come across as lightly toasty and bready, suggesting a sweet flavour to come. Very sweet light malty, bready flavour with pleasant bitterness that is still a bit low for a double pils, and not really very "noble." Some doughy flavours accompany. Tastes more like American variety noble heritage hops were used. Not much heat at all here, but at 7% abv, that makes sense. Tasteful, perceivable amount of DMS lets you know itís a pilsner without tasting like a corny, cooked veggie bomb. Soft melon/honeydew fruitiness, almost like a Jolly Rancher? Yea, thatís it! The mouthfeel is slick up front, gently carbonated given the style, and full-bodied, almost syrupy in the finish. Very sweet, but enough hops are there to keep it from being cloying.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma has floral and citrusy hop notes with a whiff of alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Taste has a prevailing sweet caramel bready maltiness that is fairly well balanced by herbal hop bitterness. Just a hint of the alcohol that was more prominent in the aroma. Nicely balanced, overall, and very drinkable.
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.