crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice clear golden color with a nice white head that had good retention and great lace. Aroma was fairly mild but did have nice bread malts and a slight hint of rye. Hops were mostly grassy. Flavor had good bread notes, there was a nice bitterness/spicy flavor which could have been the hops or rye or both. Had good balance and was easy to drink. A nice crisp finish.
Frank (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is nice and bitter, fairly light and drinkable but unfortunately a touch catty and metallic. It’s a little sweet with some mildly oxidized malt character. This puts it at a step below cheapo American lagers so not horrible but I never plan tovdrinl it again.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of light malt, some subdued sweetness from caramel, a touch of corn and a bit of yeast. Light-bodied; Strong grain flavours at first with the nuts, earth, light yeast and corn sweetness right behind. Aftertaste shows a little yeast, some robust grains and a bit of sweetness from honey at the tail end. Overall, a decent pils with some nice flavours, but a bit of harshness at the front to get past at the front end. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle during Happy Hour (free) at my hotel in Lower Manhattan, New York on 28-May-2016.
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of peppercorn, lemon and malt - med body
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the RLGK tasting, March 2016. Pours a golden body with white lacing. Nose is soft malts. Overall, plain and bland. A touch too sweet.
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the jredmond tasting in NYC 160326. Golden beer with a decent off-white head. Hoppy grassy aroma, bread, caramel notes, some grapes, Fruity malty flavor, grapes, citrus, caramel notes. Decent but slightly boring pilsner.
generallee08 (771) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tall pilsner glass. The label has a nice easy to read freshness date and a brief deScription of the beer.
Appearance: The body has a deep golden color with good clarity and some visible carbonation flowing up to an average inch thick head ot foam. The head fades slowly and leaves a little bit of sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: The aroma is mostly bready and sweet with some light cereal grain mixed in. The hops add of touch of herbal and citrus notes as well.
Taste / Palate: It has a solid foundation of bready and biscuity maltiness with a touch of spice. The hops add there expected herbal bitterness and citrusy brightness. The feel and palate is solid and full for the style. Overall it is a very enjoyable Pilsner.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at McGinley’s Irish Pub, Newark Airport, New Jersey. Originally rated 20160223. BBE May 2016. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some grain, some sweetness and malts. Very bad pilsner.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2016
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Burger Tap Shake DC, pours a clear dark yellow with some foamy, white head. Nose is a bit trashy, some corn, lemon, straw, cheap malt. Flavor has none of the rye I hoped for, more corn, light grist, lemon, straw, garbage. Watery finish. Woof.
hfmejias (1246) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear golden, small white head. Aroma is grainy malts and light citrus and herbal hops. The taste is spicy, bready, sweet malts, balanced with a earthy, grassy, floral hoppiness. Enjoyable and easy to drink.
ectuohy27 (965) - ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Meh. Overhopped as usual from any American smaller brewer--it does have some malt elements but it’s a pale ale by any European palate. Not really recommended