argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear light amber, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet lemon/ornage, some bread, acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some bread, orange, rye. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden amber pils with a thick big bubbled white head. In aroma, a perfumey malt with floral fruity notes, apple juice. In mouth, a sweet candy malt with nutty rye notes, light hopping, lingering on, grainy finale. Bottle shared with GRM and ProbstK, August 5 2011. Thanks Karl.
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grain and grassy hops. Flavor is malty, grainy, spicy rye, with a hoppy bitter finish.
probstblueribbon (3579) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), shared with GRM and Lubiere, served cold in a tulip glass. 05AU11.
App.: Clear very deep golden/light amber with a white rim.
Aroma: A good whiff of apple juice, grainy, dusty, other vague fruits, sort of an odd bitter note, maybe lightly floral and perfumed, slight spiciness, a bit tight.
Palate: Medium body and effervescence.
Flav.: Quite fruity, perfumed, a bit of rye spiciness, some floral hops, grainy, almost mashy, cooked cereal, better than the nose, dry with decent bitterness and a perfumed, apple finish.
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok pilsner. This is good for a pilsner obvious hops are dry hoped.
Palidor19 (3128) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
its got a nice clean palate with a lot of flavor. I can however taste the brewing water. malts and hops are nicely balance with a hint of spiciness. mouthfeel with nice and full. a good thirst quencher.
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty, hoppy, and slightly yeasty. There are notes of biscuits, corn, flowers, soap, and cake. The appearance is golden with a large head. The taste is pretty simple with just bitter hops and bread like malt. The palate is average. Overall a pretty good beer but not wonderful.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a bright golden color with a nice cap of white head. Grassy nose features fresh, crisp hops and clean grains. The taste is surprisingly true to style for a North German pilsner. Grassy bitterness is mixed with an touch of astringency. Lively carbonation. The rye malt provided a nice kick that blended well with the hop profile. Tasty and unique.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. clear orange with a small white head. honey and white bread nose with a hint of grassy hops. simple flavors with grassy hops, some rye bitterness, tonic water. dry and light bodied.
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really need to try to set aside style designation here when I try to rate this, but it will be difficult considering that this is nowhere close to being a pils, aside from the fact that it is a lager - "hey guys, let’s make a beer with seven different malts (two of which are rye) and four hops (none of which are typically associated with pilsners) and market it as a pils" - fuck that - the beauty of a pils is in its simplicity, guys - anyway - hazy straw - aroma is light honey, toasted grains, light Vienna richness, lightly spicy rye - flavor is strongly husky/grainy and moderately bitter - earthy, American hop profile - a honey sweetness through the tail end and finish - herbal, tea-like character - too much apparent alcohol in the finish - drinkable, with no glaring flaws, but NOT a pilsner.