Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow with a huge white head. Lacing up and down the glass. The aroma has faint grains and strong hops. Crisp and ultimately refreshing. Starts malty and has a bitter, hoppy finish. No notice of alcohol at all. A great summer beer to be sure.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 July 2007. Bottle from LCBO. Golden yellow body with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is very much floral, perfumey hops with light notes of grass and straw. Fairly bitter flavour with grainy/grassy notes and lots of the same hops from the aroma. Average palate. Whether or not you enjoy this is heavily dependent on your reaction to the hops used. I very much did not care for them. 6/3/4/3/10 - 2.6
<P>August 2003. Straw colour. Strong hoppy bitterness. Sort of an odd undercurrent of bitter flavour I could not quite place. Not bad but not altogether enjoyable. 4/3/4/3/10 - 2.4
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2003 Double hopped and bottle conditioned. Hop aroma jumps out of the bottle and settles down quickly. Thin straw colour with many tiny yeast particles. Big white bubbles and light lacing. Very strong lemony hop flavour. Is this a pilsener or an IPA. This is all about the hops. A bold beer that might grow on you with repeated consumption but I find it too bitter in a bad way and without any balancing malt.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
signature pilsener aroma - light hops, slightly grassy, notes of citrus. Quite pleasant. Pours straw yellow, yeast floaties, head is thin. Malts are hard to detect. Excellent hop character results in crisp, clean finish. Pine aftertaste.
schepers (32) - Limburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best pilseners I've had! It has a nice bitter aftertaste. Thirst quenching without becoming tasteless.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grassy and piney aroma from the billowy white cloud of head sitting atop this 33cl sample, thanks to Radek for the bottle! Sugary, rich malts are perfectly matched with dry strawy hops. The hops are big at the finish. Clean taste throughout ( best before 4/04) and perfectly quenching on this 95 degree day!
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goregous saaz-y nose. Big and luscious malt character. Fizzy carbonation tickles the tongue. Awesome. If this is as Josh asserts at 80-90% of its peak, I need to taste it then, because this was great.
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2003 - I had very litlle notes on this beer except that I thought it was a interesting take on a pils, good but not great.
hopscotch (10123) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, straw-colored brew. Small, creamy white head.
Lightly malty and floral nose. White pepper and jalapeno included.
The taste is mild, light and well-balanced. Very astringent.
Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, dry finish.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy light chartreuse. Chunky, meringue-like foam. Elegant aroma of cane sugar, wood, faint spices, phenols, dessert apples, fresh biscuits, wet cotton, matchstick, mint, and pine. Beautiful malt nuances beneath a layer of funky Saaz and subtle tropical fruits. Soft, airy, resinous mouthfeel. Only the slightest bit of crispness. Fascinatingly balanced earthy hop interplay paired with a lovely cane sugar sweetness. Round hops emerge after a coarse touch of earthy, piney hops. Lingering earthy, piney flavors alongside a dab of hay and peach doused, raw bready malts. Wet, herbal, and light salty finish accompanied with spruce notes and luscious pale malts. Not as dry as I expected, but it remains appetizing. This has everything I have ever wanted in a pilsner, and is a stunningly classy, flavorful rendition of an all-to-often misunderstood style.