radagast83 (6083) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GBD in Washington DC. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was some light grassy hop notes, corn, and some light lager character. Flavor was grassy, sweet malts.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)
onceblind (6053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold in color. Floral and pine hops on the aroma, with a nice malty hay tone behind it. Taste was pretty bitter, like a pale ale, not like a pils at all. Spritzy, bright, floral, piney, lightly bitter, and balanced with hay and biscuit malts. Pretty enjoyable!
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A basic pils with a surprisingly malty and bready backbone. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright yellow color with a large fluffy yellow -white head that left very good lacing. The aroma was somewhat bitter with a bit of a tangy and sour undertone and notes of lemon, perfume, bread and chalk. The flavor was dryish and bitter with a crisp perfumey presence and notes of citric hops and a surprisingly strong bready and malty undertone. Long bread and malty finish with almost honey and lingering lemon and perfumey hops. Moderately full bodied. The alcohol was well contained. Quite nice for what it is.
TheBeerGod (5685) - 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.
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a pale yellow color with a white head. Aroam was of corn, grass and lots of alcohol. Flavor was sweet pale malt, alcohol and mild noble hops. Stop imperializing pilsners!
Cornfield (5570) - 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.
EithCubes (5304) - 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.
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Big alcohol laced aroma, sweet and doughy. Peach-orange color, just a hint of haze. A touch of buttery honey, doughy malt tones with a soft noble hop balance. Rather subtle and mellow, despite the sugary ABV. OK.
jgb9348 (5230) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal clear light copper glowing body with a very thin off-white head on top that fades very fast. Aroma of alcohol, metal, fresh hops, grapefruit, pine and a nice pungent strong scent. Medium-bodied; Assertive orange flavour with some other fruits, deep malt, alcohol, a light hoppy flavour and a lot of metallic notes that taste a bit off. Aftertaste shows some depth, but the metallic notes and strong aftertaste shows too much alcohol and bitterness. Overall, an interesting beer, but not great, still worth trying ,especially for the season. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 23-May-2012 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Upstate New York on 26-May-2012.