bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It was ok, nothing special. At least it didn't have the nasty aftertaste that so many Brooklyn beers do.
jgb9348 (5607) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden colour with a large dense white head. This is a Pils by appearance! Definate floral hop characteristic in the aroma with a light maltiness and a subtle sweetness. This one smells more like a Helles than a Pils. Light-Bodied; Strong malty flavour then masked by the hops. A decent amount of flavour, especially for the style. Aftertaste is more bland only showing a bit of each of the hops and malt. Overall, a good pilsner, no complaints, just not THAT special. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Sweet aroma. Taste of soft floral hops with a mild dough finish. Crisp yet tasty, I usually don't enjoy pilsners that much but this one had enough flavor to make it enjoyable. Would make a good extended session beer.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the art of beer festival Stammtisch. Watery lightly golden color. Slightly citrusy-lemony aroma and flavor, lightly hopped. Overall plain and boring.
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a standard golden pils color, with a lasting head. Crisp malty aroma. Taste sweet malt, with some earthy hops. I would characterize this as an American Pils; nice brew, but I just don't consider this a great example of a European pils. I consider Prima pils the quintessential American Pils--this is not at that level but it is a very drinkable beer, though. An example of a pils on the same level of this would be Goose Island Pils.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A refreshing Pilsner. Nothing complex, just a crisp Pils with a dry slightly hopped finish.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a slightly dark golden color with a medium sized head and some lacing. Slightly fruity, yeasty, almost hoppy aroma. Diactyl is certainly present in the aroma as well. Slightly malty, crisp, slight hop bite at the end. An average pilsener.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I expect more coming from one of the most hyped brewers in the country. Aroma not as clean as I like, with Diactyl/DMS notes a little high.Malt/hop balance is ok, but a little DMS is noted in the flavor. Overall, not bad, but have had better.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy, straw-colored lager. Large, frothy, white head with weeping lacework.
Bold nose for a pilsener! Biscquits and chicken broth; light butterscotch and a bit floral.
A touch on the sweet side up front with a burst of clover honey and corn. Balanced by lightly bitter and tangy hops on the backside.
Light-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
Slightly sweet finish.
beerguy101 (5356) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange gold color. Small white foamy quickly disappearing head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are fruity and slightly sweet. Hops are very spicy for a pilsner. Very nicely balanced, Clean and crisp. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is a touch dry and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.