CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a big fan of pilsners, but this is a decent brew. Lots of Saaz hops in the aroma and palate, even some hints of apricot, with a slight spice finish on the tip of the tongue. Nicely balanced body with lots of flavor. One of my favorite pilsners.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is a pale gold topped with a medium thick white head. the aroma is malty, yet sour and bitter. the flavor is also sour and bitter with sweet undertones. Smooth going down. a relatively good version of a pilsner.
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden straw hue. Creamy white head dissipates quickly. Fruity hearty aroma. Light bitterness is excellent. Sourness kinda throws me off, and I kinda dont like this brew. Yet it really isnt a bad pilsner.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tastes EXACTLY like a new shoe smells...while i love that in a shoe..i dont think it was really meant for a beer. also, this is quite sweet for a "typical" pilsner. not a great example of the style in my opinion, but not a bad beer either...i detect a bot of hop presence in the aftertaste.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a crisp fresh smell, just as the description says. This had more malt than I am used to in a pilsner, however it worked well with the hops. The hops were really evident in the finish. I liked this pilsner very much!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I tasted a very fresh sample of this Pilsner, which I have heard has been reformulated to be drier and have a bigger hop flavor. I was terribly disappointed and overwhelmed by a strong butter flavor that ruined the beer for me. I certainly hope that I just got a bad one, for I deeply appreciate this brewery’s efforts with their Lager and Brown Ale and truly enjoyed their earlier versions of the Pilsner.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2002
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
On tap at the Brooklynn Brewery 8/10/02..Can someone pass me the biscuits to eat with this one? Butter,butter butter.. looks like diacetyl problems,until I try this bere again, unfortunately I have to rate this beer poorly :(
Steak (124) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am agreement with the other raters in that this is a very full beer. There is no watery-thin blandness in this pils. To me it has a very woody, earthy characteristic going on. Hops are understated, but there is also a kind of small yeasty taste going on, which was very unexpected, but quite nice.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall, an excellent pilsner. Has wonderful Saazy aroma, but also *quite* malty. The most incredible thing is the full mouthfeel...practically creamy, as User_Ex points out.