igneous1 (1495) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had in a bottle- but poured in an ale glass(all I had at the time). An ok pils. Golden straw color with a small head which fades quickly. I will try again with a traditional pilsner glass. Taste of spicy european hops and a smell like a traditional czech pilsner. Not my favorite but still good.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very pale golden beer with apparent natural carbonation or at least it is definitely not overcarbonated. Holds a nice firm, creamy head. I poured this into a good conical pilsner glass and the beer looked very inviting. Faint aromas greet you before the first sip. Flavor is very balanced. Low hop character but everything about this beer works in harmony. This beer is probably one of the better pilsners available on the market. Certainly would not offend a drinker of ordinary domestic lagers and good enough to be enjoyed by even hard-core craft beer lovers. Very nice indeed.
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking golden with thin creamy foam. Some light fruit and musty hop aromas. Bordering light to medium-light effervescence. Creamy, round feel. Very good.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow. Decent head and lace. Nose of pale malts and subtle flowery/perfumy hops. Thin body, sweet malts throughout, a bit of corn syrup,somewhat crisp and spicy hop bite. Refreshing and quaffable but not a whole lot here. I have been spoiled by Prima I think.