LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark yellow colour, nice head. Lovely hoppy and lightly acidic aroma (grapefruit). Wonderful balance between the malty sweetness and the LONG very bitter finish. Considering the style, this is as good as it gets!
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.