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 (4376) - 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 (2232) - 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 (2960) - 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 (11030) - 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 (1247) - 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 (1187) - 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 (1849) - Washington, 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.
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
It pours a light gold color with a small, foamy white head. The head doesn’t stick around long and leaves no lacing behind. The nose is very light with notes of grain and florals. The taste is unremarkable but clean with the grain, florlas, and a mild hop bitterness coming through. Not offensive, just not great either. Light body with average carbonation and a short, clean finish. It comes across as BMC competition or a brew for the casual summer cookout. Easy drinking and sessionable but not memorable at all.