RobertDale (2859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice clear gold. Decent white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Has a light bitterness taste with floral hops. Nice pilsner.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Poured clear dark yellow with thick lasting head. Good malty aroma, hay and spring grass with a tiny citrusy note. Medium bodied, medium flavour with a lasting hop finish. Lekker on a hot day
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Whole Foods, Durham. Ever open a beer without even the faintest hiss of carbonation? Me too. This one. Dark copper pour, basically looks like an amber lager rather than a pilsener. The nose is nice, fairly sharp and well hopped. The mouthfeel is obviously quite lacking, but the flavors - with some rye, spice, and nice peppery hops - are still detectable. I’d give this another shot, with the hope that some carbonation would yield better results.
ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Delivered to me a light, clear, copper-hued body with a modest-sized, white head. Limited lacing on the way down.
Smell: Light maltiness embodied by a grainy, bready presence and rounded out with hints of caramel and piquant rye. Spicy-scented hops are simply whelming. A bit of time and warmth rouses a hint of buttery diacetyl on the nose and in the taste.
Taste: Lightly bready malts with an attention-grabbing snap of fresh rye grains. Lonely drip of lightly sweet caramel. Spicy, sparsely grassy hops with a small amount of bitterness. Little kick of diacetyl. Drying, loosely spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: CIMP presents a few tasty twists on the style without losing sight of the pilsner paradigm. Amply quaffable, says I!
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) gold with quickly fading white head. Aroma of biscuit malt. Flavor is mild malt and crisp grassy hops. pretty good pilsner
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a sampler pack at BevMo. Pours a clear deep gold with a frothy white head. Nice nose of grassy hops and cereal grain. A damn tasty Pils....
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. ("The Chosen Spot") Pours amber-gold with a soft, white head. Lots of biscuit and caramel malt in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with a dynmic bready character, and finishes with subtle hops. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Pretty good.
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Ravenous Pig, Orlando. Straight biscuit malt in the aroma with light caramel. Flavor is caramel and grassy hops. This ain’t your momma’s pils. Pretty good.
Finhead (1093) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light golden pour with white head. It has a mostly bready malt aroma with some faint hop notes. The taste is crisp and mildly sweet followed by a slightly bitter finish. The texture is a little watery.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - tap)
Light orangey gold color and poured with a generous frothy white cap. Some noticeable rising carbonation. Minerally and a little earthy; bit of grain; pretty muted actually. Clean, dry earthy hoppiness; just OK and nothing too oustanding in terms of hop presence or other character. Lightish; very dry which is great for the style and added to the refreshing qualities of the brew. Solid enough; the dry nature made up for some of its other lackings. Overall, not a terrible example, but just above average to me.