Braudog (5454) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured with the simple visuals of an any day pilsner. Almost no head. The aroma, however, is HUGE! The beer drinks with a definite kick, rich with full-on malt and near-distillery-strength alcohol vapors. Very nice. (#4061, 1/23/2011)
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Fairly clear yellow-gold pour. Smaller white head. Grain and cracker, booze comes out, a bit syrupy and rich. Nice!
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle that I picked up at the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL, labels this as Regal Double Pilsner and, considering the ABV, this should probably be listed under the renamed catch-all category for strong pale lagers. It pours a clear golden body with a modest head that rapidly devolves into a film with a few scattered large bubbles. The aroma is a blend of sweet cereal and floral and grassy hops with some underlying alcohol. The alcohol is more prominent in the flavor, and the hops take on an earthy bitterness. Not too bad, but a bit muddled.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on tap at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer Fall beerfest.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is some grassy hops along with a lot of bready malt. Not nearly as hoppy smelling as a lot of the imperial pilseners that I have tried. The flavor is more of the same, with a lot of malt and a little bit of grassy and spicy hop character. The alcohol is present, but not too strong. Medium body and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden pour, sticky white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma has some brief wisps of alcohol a touch of honey sweetness. Flavor is a bit harsh, but full bodied. Pick up some sweet honey accents, a touch of honey, some nectarine and honeydew melon sweetness and a touch of booziness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Kind of like a malt liquor with high quality ingredients. Brought back from Orlando by my wife.
TheBeerGod (5000) - 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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of grain, cereal, and some Noble hops. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of Noble hops, grains, and corn. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Noble hop, grain, and corn finish is medium bitter and lightly sweet.
DrSilverworm (4720) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Dutch’s for $2.67. Totally clear yellow-orange color, minimal white head, active-looking carbonation, some lacing. Really nice bottle. Really nice savory fresh hop aroma, very little of the skunk that I’m accustomed to finding in "pilsners", nor the alcohol bite typical of this style. Great carbonation and texture, good mouthfeel. Nice, hoppy aftertaste. Good, but because of the price this is a brew I can never again justify buying. It’s not $2.67 good. Just a very unique pilsner, worth trying once.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is hoppy, bitter, light alcohol, and earth. Nice on the palate, fresh earthy hops, bitter, florals, and a nice finish.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Almost nose grass in the nose, just sunny pale malt and citrus, perhaps a touch of peel amid the dough and faint yeast. Golden pour with a creamy, rocky white head. Taste is sweet but not cloying, a little closer to neutral, actually, with a bland malt profile that reminds of certain kinds of bland bread. Medium body is creamy and cleansing. Some light caramel and a super nice malty backbone. Really, this could pass for a charged, intense golden ale, but there’s not enough sharp bite or hop presence to qualify as a pils, let alone a special or double. Very noble, though.