jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops and grain. Flavor has notes of caramel, a ton of saaz, grass, grain and herbal qualities. Pleasantly sweet, very bitter. Nice lingering bitter finish. Full, round and silky smooth on the palate with moderate carbonation. Good head retention. Nice Pils!
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a medium, cloudy golden color with a huge white head (head was 50% of the pour). Aromas of grass and light spices. Tastes of grass and pepper. Very light sweetness to the spiciness. Dry and crisp finish. Not my favorite style of beer, but not bad.
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy pale gold (lots of suspended sediment) with a huuuge white head. My 22ox pilsner glass is about 75% foam. Aroma is herbal and grassy, definite Saaz signature there. Flavor is crisp and clean, lighty sweet but mostly a peppery, bitter hoppiness. Quite tasty; it’s a shame these guys are going out of business.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jasonp, thanks Jason!) Decent interpretation of a Czech pilsner, but it falls short of the best of class. It has a mild malt flavor, but the most prominent force in this pilsner is the snappy, spicy, moderately bitter hops. Quite grassy overall. What is lacking is a balancing maltiness and the light smokiness. The gentle nose shows a bit of spicy hoppiness. Light to medium in body with a clean palate from the hops. Light golden color with a very slight haze. A rather small off-white head fades to a thin, bubbly rim. I seem to have liked this more years ago, but maybe my tastes have changed, or hopefully, have become more refined.
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty corn like grassy aroma with hints of candies in the nose. Rather floral. Mildly hazy blonde with lots of floaties and a quickly dissipating white head. This is very floral and pretty grainy. Very grainy, actually. Bitter hops to finish. Quite dry. Stylish.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice clear golden color, did not pour with too much head. prominent earthy smell of a pilsner. begins crisp and moves towards bitterness, has a wheaty taste, slightly malty. it tasted more carbonated than it looked, an above average lager
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium gold, nice head, pretty. Surprisingly sweet nose of grass and anise. Flavor is a refreshing blend of sweet yet light malts and a bracing rush of floral hops. Bitter, dry finish. Very well done, I’m suitably impressed.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appealing hop nose with notes of mint and a strong underlying maltiness. Golden yellow with white head that recedes to cover. Pronounced bitterness with spicy, light floral hops and round underlying malt flavour. Smooth and creamy in the mouth with medium body. Bottle. Enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, flowery hops smothered by a huge haystack...Dryish chalk interrupts and almost replaces the soaring hop bitterness...A firmly hoppy countryside generates intensity, enjoyment and a bit of overzealousness...
Rastacouere (6119) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale shining yellow, closing to gold colored. Light white film. Aroma boasts of citric hops, lemony. Something appears creamy in there too though I can’t quite put a word on. For sure, this seems rather limited in complexity to me with a rather vague malt profile (or just annihilated by the hops). Big bitter palate for a pils, a bit straightforward to my liking. Lemony and piney hops. Gentle carbonation, thin-medium body. I’m not a big fan unfortunately, I don’t want to seek my malt in a czech-style pils.