morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little dusty in the nose but mostly of fresh hops. Hazy gold color and big rocky head. Quick, light malt taste at the start and long bitter finish that seeks the corners of the mouth and stays there for a while. Gritty mouth feel. Thin and dry like a martini. This is the kind of beer I really like – quality stuff.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 First Rating: 6;3;7;4;15 = 4 I love it. Nice light sweet hoppy, also flowery aroma. Dusty golden body with a rocky head. Kicks on the roof of the mouth with it's pleasant malty, hoppy flavor. Medium bitter aftertaste. Totally balanced and deserving a high rating.
skortila (4177) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is like a more spicy pilsener. Better than the average pilsener, however not impressive. relative fast dying head. Bitter taste, some citrus. I don’t think I buy this beer again.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice to drink a bitter beer after lots of tripels. good firm czech-style aftertaste
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2003 Oh my GOD! I can't believe what kind of total SHITE I wrote about this beer a few years ago... Obviously I was working on memory. This has to be one of the world classic lagers. It is a double hopped pilsener with tons and tons of noble hops. HOLY shit. La Trappe Blond (I must have been totally inebreated). NO WAY this is a spectacular beer that defies style designation. It is unique in every FN way possible. It is like an estra strength Czek pils that keeps that kind of balance all the way. Super hoppy and perfectly malty and wonderfully blond (and cloudy - it is a bottle conditionned pils). I have been loving this beer for a long time now (years!). It is astounding to me that this rating has remained current.****************************************** is interesting how Bov and Josh loved this beer and to what extent. It is cloudy (different for a pilsner) and is bottle conditionned. I somehow did not remember it to be extrodinary in anyway. I thought it was a simple blond ale not unlike La Trappe's light ale version. I will have to rerate this beer when I get an opportunity. 2.9 out of 5, 2002
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 very bitter - but in an aley sorty of way - grapefruit and mandarin. crisp and dry and drinkable. nice shade of green in colour. but not the most amazing pils i've had. rer8: i make that the fifth bottle i've had - every time i come at it hoping to like it, but every time it's just a bit too thick and unrefined in mouthfeel, although nicely bitter. the hops are pinier than i like in a pils too.
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not normally a Pilsner drinker, I found this to be very tasty with good hop flavor. Not easy to find, but worth the effort.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2003 Nice head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter taste with dry finish.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Rerate: i have to say, this beer is more than a regular pilsener. At first, I was not very convinced by this beer, but lately i drank this beer in a bar in Amsterdam and it could quite satisfy me. It has a very pleasant bitterness in it, also seen in the Pilsner Urquell.