DrnkMcDermott (2902) - 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.
damzz (344) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deeper golden bronze than the USA knock off. Head is white that leaves some lacing and quickly dissipates. Nose is dominated by the malt. Tate has a touch of sweetness - ever so little. It’s followed by the earthiness of the malt and hops. Mouthfeel is good with a medium light body. It is far better than the USA knock off. 11.2 oz bottle
Robk29 (4) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ 5.0%. A fine well balanced Lager that is not too sweet and has great mouth feel. Hard to put down with the grassy hops.
bartzluke (329) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5l from refrigerated bottle. Pretty tasty. Refreshing and crisp. Lightly malty, a hint of bitterness. Clean, overall, without too much taste.
Ivardo (78) - NORWAY - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
robertkluvers (2) - Hardenberg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best pilseners I have tasted in a long time, little in bitterness but strong in carbon dioxide. Sweet taste and taste for more. Nice after bite.
bartholos (98) - GERMANY - JUL 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden-yellow colored with some orange. Clear and sparkling with a white frothy head. Hoppy smell, fruity with floral notes, hints of grapes and some bready malts. Pleasantly medium bitter balanced by light sweetness. Flavor is fruity and floral as well. Body is light to medium with high carbonation. Well balanced and harmonic in aroma and taste with a nice bitter finish and pleasantly light but long aftertaste.
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. A very refreshing beer with a subtle biscuit flavor.
EkinTelli (45) - TURKEY - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is really good. Palate is really good. Aroma is really good too. Of course its not perfect but it has very good taste
Cristobal37 (370) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice svetly that quenches your thirst and tastes good. Quite simple really. Minimal hop character, it’s mostly bready and grassy. Light body, thin and fizzy with a somewhat abrupt dry hoppy finish. Not the best,but certainly not bad.
Grisza77 (104) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Złote, klarowne piwo o średnio obfitej pianie, która szybko redukuje się do zera. Aromat słodowo-ziołowy, ale trochę za mało intensywny. W smaku słód i wyczuwalna chmielowość, ale wszystko to na zdecydowanie za niskim poziomie jak dla mnie. Goryczka niska, ale na języku pozostaje po przełknięciu przyjemne szczypanie. Ogólnie tragedii nie ma, ale spodziewałem się czegoś bardziej chmielowego, a jest to tylko jeden poziom wyżej niż przeciętny koncerniak.