ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good pilsner. hops flavor as well as caramel in aroma and flavor. A pretty intense pilsner.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy orange colour with a very thick white head. Smells of malt, lemons, yeast and a bit of some low a.a. hops. Medium-bodied; Strong flavour, primarily malt and a metallic twang, but fairly nice. Aftertaste subtle: a small showing of some sweetness as well as a bit of hops. Not a bad beer, strong flavours, just not the most complex. I bought this twelve ounce bottle from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia and sampled it on 19-September-2003.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden yellow hue. Hopped up nose. Frothy white head. Sweet, pale malts first. Light to medium bodied, very well balanced, clean crisp bitter hop finish. I must say this is a very nice rendition of a classic beer style. Very drinkable, and perfectly balanced.
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, dense tiny/small particles. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (dough, mold). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Like the Maerzen, unbalanced and tinny...not enough malt to withstand the bitter finish. Even worse here due to some extra yeasty sourness that works with the fat bitterness to make the malt cry in the corner.
mribm (440) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A very hoppy Pils! It had a metallic taste with an underlying sweetness, which is quickly overwhelmed by the hop finish. This beer is like the IPA of Pilseners. I liked this beer a lot! I will buy this again.
omhper (17466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep golden with rich head. Grassy nose. Dry and very bready. Very clean malt profile, and some crystal malt reveals it's American origin. Long grassy, really bitter finish. A good, credible pils, but lacks the crispness of the top Franconian pilseners, and the aromatic, oily butterscotchyness of the finest Czech examples.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely hoppy American Pils! Metallic and crisp with the lamest, plainest label I've seen in awhile. A bit much for me.
BBB63 (5408) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at RFD in DC: Golden hue with nice creamy head and good lacing, thin-bodied. Saaz aroma, fruity with some spices. Mildly bitter tasting, some what out of balance. Dry and fizzy mouthfeel, metallic finish. Okay hoppy American pils.
Braudog (5026) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and foamy. Almost yeasty with a citrusy aroma. Very sharp hop/citrus character. "Unpilsy".
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden, clean, flavorful, malty taste, great refreshing hop finish. Quite impressive for a pils, which is not a favorite style of mine.