omhper (21768) - Tyresö, 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.
Oakes (13659) - 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).
argo0 (12440) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle from artusory. Pours a clean rich gold with a small frothy head that quickly diminishes to some patchy film. Aroma is strong toasted malt (grain, meal, cereal) and noble hops, some yeast (sweat). Moderately bitter, medium acidity, hidden sweetness, grain and meal, sweat flavor, finish is lingering sour malt and yeast. Light and crisp bodied, very drinkable and refreshing, a tad dry at the end.
hopscotch (10210) - 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.
hopdog (10105) - 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.
DocLock (8697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from State Line. Deep gold pour with 1-finger white head. Aroma is bready pale malt, some hopcitrus. Tastes malty, with some mid-palate apricot, and a smooth hopcitric finish.
MartinT (8661) - 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...
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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!
Ernest (6838) - 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.