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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Golden in color, with a hoppy aroma and clean, dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Clear, golden with thin head and lace. Lots of fresh malt in nose, seems to have that clean munich flare to it, also has a bit of caramel and toast. Hint of saaz and maybe hallertau in nose. Medium-lightish body, clean malt flavors, bit of fruit, slightly slick, tons of saaz making for a long, bitter finish. Nice balance, assertively hopped, immensly drinkable. Great Pils.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
Copper colour. Rich saaz vs. caramel nose. Slightly fruity flavours. Long, balanced bitterness. One of the more authentic imitations of a Czech pilsner (not Urquell or Budvar either, but it it reminiscent of some of the lesser-known brands).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Dry and crisp but this did not stand out as much a pils should.Hops finish on the finish. Ocerall, pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 6, 2003
amber yellow with a nice sustained white head. found this similar to north german pilsners with a pronounced bitter hoppiness in the finish. nice full body and a good malt base to balance out the heavy dose of saaz.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 1, 2003
This is my first Baltimore Brewing Co. beer ever. WOW! What a beer! It pours out a deep golden color, with plenty of head. It faded slowly, leaving a nice lace down to the bottom of the glass. It is extremely fresh, I got mine in a growler from them. It doesn't have much smell to it, but it does smell fresh. Not grassy in the least. A well conditioned beer overall. The American two-row malt gives it a grainy taste, but not unpleasant. The Saaz hops give up a slight aroma, but not too strong. Finishes dry on the tongue. Slight rising of bubbles in glass from start to finish. A really well made local beer. I like it. You will too.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2003
Golden body, small white head receding into nothing in a hurry, slightly sweet aroma. Overly bitter, poorly balanced flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
I was really impressed with the DeGroens Pils. Stands up well vs. the other local competition (Victory, Sly Fox et. al.). Nice hop aroma - spicy nose. Good light golden color, medium cloudiness. Flavor is good and crip - dry with an assertive hop characteristic. Finishes dry and hoppy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Had this at the Bon Vivant Beer Lovers Club on 3-28-03. Pours a nice amber with a light tamber head. The first whiff is of apricot or peach. Then comes a lsight mint or medicinal herb aroma. Not the pleasant thing to smell before drinking a beer. The taste is hoppy but not overdone and there is a fruit taste present. Finishes a little hoppy but leaves a spicily bitter taste on the tongue. Not horrible but nothing to drink on a regular basis.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Decent sweet/hoppy balance, though a bit rubbery. Small white head, no lacing. Pale amber clear. Medium carb and medium heavy body - touch of syrupy quality. Decent bitterness and malts. Dry medium bitter throughout. Heavier than many pils, but doesn't remind me of other classic German styles. One of the better DeGroens.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Pours with a crisp clear golden body topped by a thin quickly disappearing head that leaves good lace behind. Slightly sweet yet bitter hop aroma with a malty background. Slightly Sweet and bitter flavor with slightly fruity malt accents and a bitter finish. Light bodied and smooth with a surprising warmth.


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