shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Pleasant herbal smell, somewhat bitter but very smooth with little aftertaste. Fairly strong for a pilsener; comes in a pretty fancy bottle as well.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, spicy scent. Malt aroma. Light head, light colour. Taste is well balanced, malty and smooth. Hoppy finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 bottle. hazy golden body with a marvelous white frothy head and sticky white lace. grainy aroma with plenty of floral hops. very good balance. flavourful malts and adequate hopping. lingering bitter finish. I think this is a prime example of the style.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy yellow w/ big, fluffy white head. Piney, herbal (lemon grass) nose. Smooth, buttery feel. Lovely bread and butter malt flavour giving way to a whack of hops in the finish. Very nicely structured.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity aroma. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a thin head. Slight citrus taste with lots of hop bitterness. Christ awful its not.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice pilsener. Very hoppy and extremely dry. There is no doubt that this is a good beer. Bready palate and quite bitter notes.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best till Oct 2003. I found somewhat muted wet earth in the nose with grass clippings. Decent none-the-less. Nice appearance. Cloudy gold with a faint pale yellow head. Citrusy and bitter that drys out the back of your tounge. Hoppy. Worth having again but much fresher next time.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has a yellow body - hue with a bitter
initial flavor and a light body.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity aroma, not what I'd expect from a pilsener. The aroma really grows on you. Yeah, there's no way this is a pilsener. It's too malty and yeasty and lacks that astringent bitter finish common with most pilseners I've had. Reminds me more of a lightly colored doppelbock. To put it more bluntly, I like this.
CapFlu (4680) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Thick white head and a golden body. Aroma of hops with slight spice. Tastes of hops and finishes bitter. Interesting pilsener...