Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unnaturally dark gold pils. Bright white head, rather small. Full dimensional aroma of wheat beer, sweet malt and fresh yeast. Very pleasant. Soft hoppy undertone. Strong, surprising flavour that I would not expect form this beer (If you read label), bitter hoppy front, rather thin body, malt was not able to support all that bitterness. Collapsed, hidden, only careful further examination showed malt notes. Craft beer no doubt about, Bohemian Pils -not. My advice for brew master - Bigger not always better, work with malt a bit more. That will make this beer much smoother, refined and rounder.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a great looking beer! clear golden brew with bright white head. great aroma also - i noticed hoppy, clean whifs. tasted very carbonated, not overwhelming. grainy flavor that finished dry. i like this one and can't wait to taste more degroens!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear rich golden body topped by a stark white head that clings o the glass in great sheets. The aroma is very bready with loads of saaz. Hop assault on first taste. Bitterness goes from front to back and keeps on. More bitter then I expected but quite wonderful! Body is med-light and the finish is very crisp. One of the better american brewed pilsener out there.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear glowing golden with a thin white head. Fresh hoppy and pale malt aroma. Sweet smooth body has a great balance of flavor and good complexity for a pilsener. Very crisp and refreshing finish rounds out a very drinkable and delicious pils. Thanks urbnhautebourg!
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2008 Hazy, yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head.
Floral notes, citrus fruit, butterscotch and straw in the aroma.
Extremely well-bittered for a pilsener. Grapefruit.
Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, crisp, clean finish with a bitter kick. Leaves the mouth feeling very dry. Surprisingly good. I don’t tend to like pilseners, but I like this beer.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
It was ok. Not what a pils should be like. Had some off tastes to it. It wasn't clean tasting. It was hoppy. Should have been better.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nothing great. Some hops in aroma, but off. Not clean. Hoppy flavor, but not balanced. Not what I like for a pils.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is a light lemony clear yellow, some floaties in there, with a medium stark white head that puffed up quickly and receded justly, lace is in minimal finely stitched spots. Smell has a soft herbal/floral hop aroma, a bit citrusy and fairly spicy. Taste is packed with mild breadish malts in the start and builds quickly to lots of sharply rendered herbal hops, highly sweetning and bittered, touching of citrus, quite zippy and full of dried hops, a good kick of spicyness comes through late with a touch of minerals or vitamins, cinnamon, pepper, pretzel salt, a drying crisp finish with good depth that lasts forever. One hell of a tasty pils. Feel is pretty full with a carbonation that really zips in and out with an overall softness on the palate and a nice drying easy feel in the finish. This was a pretty darn good pilsner, lots of flavor and zip, right up there with one of my favorites, New Glarus Home Town Blonde.
ARMed (573) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an extraordinary Pils. Strong bitter flavor abounds, but the subtle bohemium style fruit scent also is present. The beer is slightly cloudy and hazy but that is due to the abundant complexity of the yeast. The head is a quick disspating white head with very little lacing, but the palate is exceptional. A very unique a scintillating brew. Give this one a try if able.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft): Mmmmmm. Delicious big herbal hoppiness backed by medium sweetness. Crisp and refreshing light-medium body. There aren't many pilsners for which I ask for seconds, but this one was too good not to have it again.