yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of erway. Thanks for sending this and giving us a chance to try. Light clear yellow golden color with a magical glow to it. Just crystal clear. Aroma of light pine, citrus, sweetness, bready pilsner character and a touch of dry earthyness. Taste is crisp and clean and quite refreshing given the medium body. Smooth and sweet with a nice floral and citrus hop balance. Alcohol is well masked and this was a pleasure to drink. Its become harder for me to find a pilsner that I enjoy drinking because of that green bottle taste and this changed my perspective quite a bit!
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Yobdoog for sharing and Erway for hooking up our gathering. Pours a pure clear straw golden with a nice sticky white head. Aroma is very fresh herbal and spicy noble hops- lightly flowery- which mixes nicely with the big rich bready fresh pils malt, but does not get honey like or overly sweet- reminds you of a great pils but just a bit more intense. Flavor is also very pils like just amped up a bit- incredibly fresh pils malts, doughy bready with lots of flowery hops- light spice, and a creamy clean and moderately bitter finish. This is a great big pils.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear yellow color with a white head. Floral hop aroma with a toasty bready malt base. Hoppy flavor with floral notes. Very nice bitter dry finish. Light bodied. Perfect way to start off a giant tasting.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Came out of a bottle, but not sure how it got into the bottle, surely somebody will clear that up soon. Aroma of big, sticky, floral, leafy hops, and rich, sweet pilsner malt, lemony. Flavor again big on all fronts, sticky hops, sweet, luxuriously bready malt, really hearty bread. The sweetness was a touch much in the finish for me for such a beer, but I’m just splitting hairs a bit. Quite good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pale golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is great. Big, punchy, zesty fragrance. Lots of bright grassy, citrus character. Light lemon balm over a crackery malt base. It doesn’t really taste all that big, but as a regular pils, it’s rock-solid.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Dry floral fruit with a light dry sweet leather dry bitter body. Some bread y notes and a slight warming alcohol finish. not bad.
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Mild aroma of floral hops and just a bit of fresh bread. The flavor is stronger than the aroma with a solid dose of fresh bread and an equally solid dose of floral hops towards the finish. A bit of citrus emerges at the finish as well. Crisp and refreshing. Enjoyable.
argo0 (12350) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, PPSG09) Crystal clear carbonated apple juice body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, spice, some honey, cantalope, light biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, orange/floral, melon, some alc, spice. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a clear yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and wheaty pilsener malt. Flavor of sweet malt, light fruits, and sharp spices and alcohol in the finish. Pretty enjoyable.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Big citrus hops, and a bunch of grain. Hot and grainy. Not so great.