bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a pretty solid Pilsner. Kind of a scant head but generally pretty good otherwise. Iíd give it a 3.5 based on the contents of the can, but the can boosts is up to 4.0. Due to the second hole, itís much easier to drink or pour from the can than the aluminum pop-tops.
This takes me back more than 40 years, when the "big" breweries like Bud, Coors, Rainier and Olympia had just come out with first generation pop-top aluminum cans, but the little brewers like Great Falls Select still shipped in steel. Back then, the pop top wedge pulled off completely, so that you could cut your feet on the sharp edges of the tops that some asshole had thrown away on the beach. Now the sharp-edged bit pops into the can, which prevents you from making beer-tab necklaces, but itís much safer.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skyview Tasting, 2/23/13. Good presentation in the can. Yeast and some hops. Malt base, solid domestic pils.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
February 23, 2013 can shared by Bob. Cloudy yellow pour with head that faded quickly. Grainy and malty aroma. Taste was consistent but a touch metallic in finish.
Bacterial (1060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís better than bud, miller or coors. A bit metallic, maybe from the can opener that Bob used. Fun to try. Glad Iím not stuck on a remote desert isle with a case of these though.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Wish I was watching Entourage while drinking this. Hazy light yellow pour with a smaller white head. Pretty darn good pils - a little bitterness in here as well. Kind of a metallic finish.
burleybrew (31) - - FEB 15, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Cool can; we opened ours with some scissors. Sadly our beer was either old, oxidized or both. The beer was clearly off color & musty. I got the can from a coworker. He said it was funky, I tried anyways. Could be a cool idea, but needs some good beer in the can first.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To be fair, I'm not much of a pilsner person, but picked this up to share with my mom who was visiting. Appearance: I'm starting with the can, since it's very much a part of (perhaps the defining part of) how this beer presents itself. Classic blue retro packaging, complete with churchkey and instructions on can. That being said, took me a damned long time to open, and the top of each can ended up dimpled with my many failures. Poured with some head, golden color. Grainy, bready aroma. Taste: starts smooth and sweet and ends up unpleasantly metallic. Keeps with the theme I guess, as it makes me think this sat in a can in grandpa's garage too long. Overall: can looks cool. Me trying to open the can looks anything but cool. Beer makes me feel like I'm drinking the can.
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Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Steel can very easily opened with an enclosed chuchkey poured a clear tarnished gold with a lingering ring of offwhite foam. Aromas of bread, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread and light earthiness with a crisp finish.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Euro Market, Queens 12oz ($2.19): Pours a golden color with white head. Aroma is grass, dry hops, and some breadish type things. Taste is much the same. This is a slightly bitter pilsner with a light malt backbone. Everything is drinkable and sessionable. This beer is, however, one of the more gimmicky beers that I have ever seen.
DruncanVeasey (6810) - NUNEATON, Top 4, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Sandy Lane: something a little different for my 5555th. Yielded disappointingly easily to the missusí brand spanking new luxury pink BHS tin opener. Pours..well, tips opalescent, almost fully clouded straw with thin sheet of foam barely reaching the edges of the glass. Revoltingly rusty aroma on cutting the lid..subsiding into faint herb and lemoniness. Tastes like glue swilled in a rusty tin can; honey dripped on corn, slightly shrubby, citric Germanic hop, pine. Damn, thatís almost pilsner-style. Bilious, soapy bitterness to finish. Strangely turgid, full-bodied mouthfeel. Drinkable, if not fully enjoyable gimmick with hints of the real thing.
trujahwarrior (461) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head that leaves awesome lacing. Smells of wet hay, light grains and light hops. Tastes pretty average for a pilsner. Mouthfeel was light and refreshing. This was pretty dissapointing as a beer to be honest especially with all the hype it was getting when it first came out. I think the flat top can design is awesome as well as the artwork on the can. It was actually pretty easy to poke the holes in it, donít know why people said it was difficult. I would drink it again just because the oldschool concept.