DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 Draft, at the St. Petersburg, Russia airport lounge, May, 2004. Now this is what an "original pilsner" should taste like, not the poor, skunked bottle I rated last summer. Fresh from a well-maintained tap, it’s a fine-looking beer, gold color, with a good head. A golden malt flavor, too, but just mellow enough to let a wonderfully delicate floral hop character come through. The best beer I’d had after a week of standard Russian pale lagers.
And yet, I can see a bit of the flavor lineage to the American Budweiser... let’s just say the St. Louis product is severely de-volved from the prototype.
Original rating: Bottled. Oooh, looks like my first taste of this classic brew is from a skunked bottle. Still, it has a great spicy hop nose and a decent head. I almost got kind of an orangey hop taste. It’s simply more of a beer taste. I’ll hope to try this again soon and re-rate it.
tricksta_p (259) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of grass and straw with a slight hop presence. A very nice refreshing pilsner, I drank it in about 10 minutes.
McWorta (367) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with a fading small off white head. Coherently CO2 propelled liquid. Noses of straw, barnyard and barley. Light fizzy and watery texture. Light body, quaffable with bitter and sweet notes. Finish is fast.
Philym (326) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber/golden with 3 finger white head.
Aroma: Corn, spicy, grassy/herby, biscuit.
Taste: Low/medium sweet and sourness with medium bitterness and slight saltiness.
Palate: Thin coarse texture, light body, prickly carbonation, abrupt bitter malty finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with large frothy white head, Aroma is floral hops, grain. Taste is sweet malt with a nice smooth bitterness in the background, finish has light spicy bitterness.
Voodoo (227) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is a medium golden color with a slight white head. Aroma is sweet maltiness, touch of corn, very slight pineness. Taste is crisp, clean, touch of bitterness with a lingering touch of biscuit flavor. Very nice session brew with the exception of the corn in the aroma......after a couple sips it became obvious this was light struck, the beginning stages but definitely has the tell tale taste.
knutole (10) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma: grassy, hoppy, slightly sweet, fresh; taste: moderate bitter lager, nice palate and very drinkable, thin body, the hop aroma isn’t really dominant, more the hop bitterness. one of the better indutrial beers
DESIRE4BEER (8) - Keele University accomodation, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very pleasant crisp refreshing lager. nothing special but it is very drinkable and satisfying
Koskela (189) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty sweet bitter aromas come from this crystal clear yellow brew with no head. Slightly sweet grainy flavor with a biscuty aftertaste. This light bodied brew has low carb. and for a lager it is average.
Kongdavid (2) - Ski, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Refreshing, nice light colour. Pale white head. A proper lager; I’ll take this any day of the week!
Juni88 (79) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Czech style pilsners are not my cup of tea. But this one is actually quite ok. Only had the bottled ones, would like to try tap.