jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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).
bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry and crisp but this did not stand out as much a pils should.Hops finish on the finish. Ocerall, pretty good.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden body, small white head receding into nothing in a hurry, slightly sweet aroma. Overly bitter, poorly balanced flavor.
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheBeerGod (4994) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Nate (3522) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.