NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best before May 02. Light bready nose with a sour tinge. Rather sweet, metallic, and sort of dirty tasting. I think that this beer has suffered with age. Probably much better fresh, on tap, in Brooklyn.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was again impressed by Brooklyn Brewery with this beer. Strong malt was dominant in the aroma. Appearance was very clear, I could have read a magazine through this beer. Sizeable white head that left some good lace. Flavor was also malty with only a hint of hop to clean the palate in the finish. A good beer.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very very nice pilsener. Slightly weightier than most pilseners, but does not detract in my mind. Mild wheaty aftertaste stands out. Interesting mouthfeel - almost silky, but not in a basic way. Don’t see this much, but glad I was able to snarf one when I had the chance... in fact it became my ’beer of the rest of the night’ - @ Avalon - Richmond, VA. Absolutely will drink this one again.
Aurelius (4637) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nearly perfect pilsener. Balanced, balanced, balanced. Not sweet or overhopped. Excellent mouthfeel. Had this at John’s Pizza down by Times Square, and it was a real complement with the great pizza there. Or vice versa.
obxdude10 (2111) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Didn’t really appreciate this pilsener, golden in color, nice soft white head, a little too strong on the hops, the hops definitely overpowered everything else in the flavors of this brew
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the best American interpretations of this style. A little maltier than a traditional German or Bohemian. But wonderful hop presence ... pleasant zest and tongue tingles. Thin and preeminately drinkable, this is the perfect summer beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.