slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainy, bread-like aroma, good balance of hops and malt... great pilsner. Nice, clean, refreshing beer that just knocks you over the head with its grainy aroma and flavor... if grainy is even a word that is. pilsner’s are just unexciting to me...
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful Czech hops in the nose, almost roasted straw malt flavor. This is the best beer of this style I think I’ve ever had. Finally a beer that lives up to every bit of hype I’ve ever heard!
wienerherb99 (21) - Wien, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
( on tap in the Schweizerhaus in Wien ): perfect golden colour, malty and sweet, not too bitter, not as heavily carbonated as most pilseners, taste it at the Schweizerhaus beergarden with a "stelze" and you’ll love it
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shame on A-B for taking the name to label as piss water. My favorite pilsner (followed by Urquell and Staropramen).
madsberg (9530) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2003 Bottled: Golden colour. Medium lasting head. Sweetish and malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and malty as well, with some fruity accents. Nice bitterness in the end.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 Can 500 ml
Appearance Bright golen with hint of pale sun, large white firm for lager head. Some lace shown but not much. 3+
Aroma Grassy soft malts with leafy hop of Saaz. Good.
Taste Mid light bodied, clean approach, minereal follow up. Good clean lager , not really a Boheman Pils more of Bohemian pale lager. Quiet decent.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is hard to believe that this beer shares its name with American Budweiser. Lives up tp the rest of the Czech pilsners.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve been told that this is nothing special despite the reputation, and I guess thats true, but it was a bit better than I expected. Rerate: Color was a bright gold with a moderate white fizzy head. Despite a bit of a bite on the tongue, it wasn’t heavily carbonated. First sampling was skunky but the sixer I have now is not. The aroma is tingly with spicy grassy hops, and a little buttery note (consistent with my previous tasting). Nicely balanced beer with a medium bodied slightly buttery malt profile and a definite bitterness. Fairly clean except for the diacetyl. I’d buy it again.
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden color. Somewhat skunky aroma. It’s an average pilsner that’s about it, not quite as good as Pilsner Urquell and not quite as bad as Heineken.