JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2010 Tap at HDG. Pale golden beer, white head. Good floral nose, fresh and zesty with clean pale pilsner malt. Straw-like maltiness and a bright zesty citrusy aroma. Flavour is also quite lovely. Fresh hoppy flavour with dry, flinty malts. Great balance and a fresh citrusy finish. Bitterness is moderate, but the minerally character helps accentuate it. The best new pils I’ve had in awhile.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at HDG. Yellow/gold and effervescent with a slight haze. Aromas of fresh hay and lemon. Straw and light cereal malt flavors balanced with a citrus/lemony hop back. While this is definitely on the light side, it is balanced in its parts. Smooth and clean tasting. A very drinkable session pils from up-river.
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 32oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Flavour is much more distinctive than other brews of the same type- it has a "bitter bite" to it. Definitely more hops than malt, makes a great peanut accompaniment!
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Expecting this to be as watery/unobtrusive as most other pils at the beginning of tasting, I was amazed to find more flavour in this than most other pilsners. I’m usually down for a Labatt or two, but this is really spectacular within its style.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Straw yellow with basically no head. Aroma really popped out at me: Saaz hop character, lemon-citrus, some bread. Taste is fairly basic: lemon again, bread or dough-like at points. Good carbonation. Solid if unspectacular.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a thin white head with pale yellow color and effervescence. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is bold, light citrus hops, grain. Good carbonation.
Glouglouburp (5568) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 In short: Generic pub Pilsner of average quality
How: Tap at brewpub. Jul 2006 (2.4/5). Much better in Dec 2007 (this rating)
The look: Clear yellow blonde body with a little white ring.
In long: First try in 2006 had an unpleasant plastic flavour. Re-sampled 1.5 years later. Lots of cereals, crisp honey, well balanced by a medium amount of medium-dry grassy hops. A little lemon/citrus touch as if the hopping was not all classic noble hops. Light and short bitterness. Comfortable body and medium carbonation. Easy to drink thirst quenching beer with no default/problem. Plays safe and stays on the beaten path, and after sampling many of the beers at this brewpub I recommend you do the same, play safe and stay on the beaten path.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma:light fruity nose..
Appearance:Clear yellow,good white head...
Flavor:Orange flavor,dry,light malt flavor..
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at the brewpub. Clear pale yellow with a wisp of lasting head....quite pleasant, fresh though unremarkable Saaz-y nose, with toasty bread and honey present....bready (but not doughy), dry, crisp and very clean character in the body, with some nice sharp sour apple-citric attacking bitterness amidst the grassy clean pale malty goodness....full yet quite light and refreshing, extremely drinkable and stimulating.
ABUSEDGOAT (1937) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2005 Tap @ brewpub: light golden body, heavily carbonated, slightly hazy. Aroma is slightly sour bit also grassy hops. Finishes crisp and very bitter for the style. After having quite a few failed beers here this one was a surprise, but not a prize.