Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy straw. The aroma is quite herbal and continental. Some herbal character - half German, half Czech. Ok, but maybe a touch light. Goes better with food than it does on its own. Just enough bitterness.
Ratman197 (10308) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, spicy hops and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, spicy hops, light straw and a hint of citrus crisp lightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is corn, grain and meal malt, clean lager with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt with a hop balance, clean lager character with corn and a dry palate. Light bodied, medium carbonation.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, yellow appearance with a cream colored head. Light skunk, grassy, hay, a bit herbal, pils malty aroma. Light vanilla, grainy pils malty, straw, hay, light fruity flavor with a dry, straw finish. Pretty decent.
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. medium yellow, white head, clear. nose has light grain husk and dusty dough notes, medium-high hop pungency (dry, spicy, earthy, mineral-like... it has potential at this point), but a short while later some sort of chemical/bleach note appears (served in a big-bowled burgundy glass). overly chewy, thick and mushy, dirty taste, slightly sour (as in sour cream/soured butter). not a good experience. disappointing we get a hallertau/saaz pilsener made right at home (a rare treat) and it’s this bad. disappointing that the brewers who attempt these styles usually fail while the ones that could nail it prefer to make 9% versions that suck just as bad. i’m curious about draft quality.
Ernest (6418) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of DMS and soap.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
If they were aiming to replicate industrial *eastern* European lagers, they pretty much hit the mark. This could have come from Ukraine and I’d believe you. No resemblance to even average German and Czech examples. Very grainy/husky with very little attractive about it. Rather shocked this is coming out of Bristol, although maybe they’re only trying to make something for the BudMillerCoors crowd? Phew.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. paler yellow, slightly hazed like a American hefe. light aroma of somewhat sweet malts and floral & perfumy hops. Taste/flavor is light sweetness, floral hops, clean summer ale. Unobtrusive, easy drinking uncomplex
blutt59 (6049) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, clear yellow gold with slight white foam, aroma is sweet tropical fruit, flavor of mildly bitter lemons and papayas, water cracker malt, finish is muted
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 9/21/2010. This pilsner pours a yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grainy, grassy and spicy. A medium bodied pilsner. The malts are grainy and grassy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Lively carbonation. Decent balance. Nice clean crisp taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, a perhaps a little dry. Aftertaste is bitter.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ taproom. Bright yellow. Spicy hop overtones, but the real highlight is the really fresh bright pure pale malt. Quaffable beer. Good crisp spicy hops in the finish make it a winner. Although it doesn’t stand up well to food, it’s pretty nice.