UDBeernut (1408) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap poured into a cheater pint
A: light straw color, good 1/2" head with good retention gobs of carbonation, lacing rings the glass
S: flowery, light sweetness
T: slight crackery sweetness, flowery hops. Not a bitter as a lot of pilsners I have had. Very refreshing on a warm humid day
M: light bodied, easy drinking.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A perfectly crafted pils, excellence in simplicity, wonderful.
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear body topped by a small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is bursting with noble hops, bright, nostril stimulating, lovely. Body is full of crisp crackery pils malts, a low sweetness but still succulent malt backbone here. Dry grassy and herbal hops that feel as fresh and succulent as the cereals This is a true by-the-book pilsner, nothing crazy or original to report here flavour-wise. However everything work to perfection and the freshness sensation is maxed out. Extremely drinkable (that goes without saying), a superb session beer. About one hour later at the hotel I drank a fresh Prima Pils and the Prima Pils just didn’t measure up to this First Pitch, and I usually love the Prima Pils. Obama and others before him are asked every year to throw the first pitch, but if I was President I would be asked every day not to throw a fit if I cannot drink the First Pitch, just another reason why my presidency would be a true vote for change.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah notes from the Dutch... Draft lively and lightly hazy. Thinner dissipating head. Grassy body with hefty but not outrageous volumes of hop. Undulating body to yeasty finish. Nice. Nose of hay and straw.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at Tap NY. Taste is appropriately bitter, with a nice touch of hops. Finishes very crisp and clean, goes down smooth and easy. This one was the big winner for me at Tap NY.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thin white head. Sweet grain, light hops. Very crisp, grain and crackers, crisp and easy drinking. Very bright grain. Easy, nice and clean with a nice crackery bitterness on the finish.