JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color with a off white head. Spicy, piney aromas. Light malt with a kick of hops. Robust finish that calls for more.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow orange color,white head.Great grapefruit hop nose.Good malty mid with assertive hops in the finish. great balance
DukeofYork (44) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my god! This is what pilsner is truly meant to be. Almost like a Denisonís Weisse (hey, list what you know), but much more hops and considerably more complex in the finish.
shorlin (557) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks almost Belgian. Foamy, cloudy, nice looking beer. Tasty. Kind of spicy. Dry and smooth at the same time, with a super aftertaste.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Bottle 330 ml
Appearance :Fine haze with bright amber color to it , good bright creamy top. Good lacing.
Nose:Sweet malty nose , grainy with light citric hop touch.
Flavour/Palate: Medium bodied with rich juicy malt and bitter green hop finish. Hint of apricot and mango all placed on soft sweet blanket. Alcohol is tertiary and serves as flavour blender with warming feel. Felt slightly empty .With Chrisoffel its hit and miss and 2007 shipment fairs less desirable than previous ones. Previous rating was 16/20 .
Ahhh thatís what I like in those beers, nice fresh aroma. Very natural. Healthy looking golden brew, nice head (hick lace), slightly cloudy. Wow what an intensity and freshness. Dabosk (Paul) is right great beer. It had the bite that matches well refreshing qualities. Neither to creamy nor watery nicely balanced.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy bright yellow appearance, big foamy white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Nose is grassy with a firm sweet maltiness, a fruitiness that lends ot apricots and hints of nuts. Body is smooth and malty with a firm dry organic hoppiness in the finish. A top notch pilsner as far as that goes.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden color, large puffy head, nice hoppy bitterness and sweetness. Long bitter finish. Finally a pils that I can really enjoy.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
for some reason I remembered this beer as being cloudy, man was I wrong. nice bottle. pours beautiful golden with one of the best heads Iíve ever seen. big, fresh, hoppy, slightly bready aroma. huge herby hops. as the beer warms the malt shows through more to balance it out. excellent.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 The Lure:
A lofty foam thrones atop the regal treasure for the duration of the show. Floral hops grow wild amongst the bulging grapefruit and pink peppercorns. Bready yeast and multifarious citrusy spices levitate from the muted yet sagacious grounds. Becomes absolutely hypnotizing when reaching near-room temperature.
A hoppy epiphany persuades the tongue and palate that it is the berth of all sensory experience. Dry, resinous, piney, wooden hops are seen growing out of the haystack to become future hop sequoias. Spicy, herbal, perfumy hops stick out of a hidden beehive where a smacking yet monastic honey source rests serenely, waiting to be discovered. Eating pears through this most vibrant garden of Eden, and moderately sprinkling yeast on the perfect number of hop buds. Some bottles though are overly yeasty and sweet, and those arenít the Christoffel Blond I love.
Transcendence (this one is for my friend Stephen):
The otherworldly amazement of a monk for his exotic butterfly collection. 4.5/5
This one gets old pretty quickly, the hops nearly disappear and yeast takes over. In this condition, itís not even a 4/5 in my book. When the date isnít notched on the side of the bottle, I donít take any chances.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big frothy head. Hops, citrus and cream in the aroma. Flavor has an almost oily hoppiness. Herbal and citric. Medium boedied. One of the best pilseners I know of.