JoeinDahlem (1366) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GTMW ’11. Goddamn, why aren’t there more of these? Or why don’t they get the attention they deserve? It’s a full-flavored lager with plenty of grassy, classy, spicy hop character. Aroma was like sticking my nose in the foil bag from the homebrew shop. Moderately bitter in the flavor... gives you a little slap but sets no limits on your gullet. Also, bitchin’ name.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear straw with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal hoppy, and faint grassy. Taste is medium sweet up top, mid body turns solid bitter -- mostly herbal with a touch of grassy. Yummy!
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, with lots of lacing. An enjoyable herbal/floral scent. It was a slightly spicy beer, with cloves being noticeable. Gently hopped. A surprisingly good pilsner.
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold color with a medium head. Interesting aroma that reminded me of honey. Dusty hops flavor with a light malt base. Wow... simple, yet tasty. One of the best made pilseners by a brew pub, hands down!
arkurzynski (1692) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale gold. Tangy noble/citrus hopping and light sweet malts. Pale lager malts followed by even, refreshing citrus hopping. Crisp, lightly acidic, light on the palate. Easy to drink. An overall success for the style.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Delafield. Clear golden yellow with a pure white head. Aroma of bready malt, hay, citrus and fresh cut grass. Flavor is a great balance of bready/toasty pils malt and bitter citrus hops. Light body with active carbonation and a very smooth, clean, refreshing finish. I really like this beer, kind of a hybrid of the style but it works so well and is extremely drinkable.
Ughsmash (7283) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light straw pour with a tall not-so-dense white head. Very nice lacing as this one went down. Floral/herbal hops and pilsener malt were crisp and sufficiently potent in both the aroma and flavor. Very clean mouthfeel... very well-balanced and tasty brew!
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first one at the brewery in Delafield. Poured a clear golden with a medium sized white head. One thing that stood out which I later discussed with the brewer, was that it was noticeably hoppy for a pils- which I enjoyed of course. It just made it an interesting twist on an otherwise boring style (in my opinion). Some soft grapefruit and ginger notes underlying the beer. Aroma was classic grain, but again hops on the nose. Nice beer!
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at the brewpub. Big fluffy snow-white head with good retention topping a light clear gold body...fresh, mild grassy nose with light hints of acerbic hops...sweet, malty, bready initial flavor profile, reminds me of Portugese sweet bread...dries and thins out quite a bit late with a smattering of iron.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Completely transparent yellow-gold in color with some renegade bubbles rising to the top, where a dusty white head and similar wrung hold dominion. Bright aroma with sugary lemon wafers, expensive dish detergent, and lollypops. An over-arching theme of cleanliness, brightness and sweetness. Interesting garden variety flavor. Initially thin and then an herbal character is divulged. Malt profile is generally shunned while much attention was devoted to the hop bitterness. Tingly, musky, dry and clean. Quite possibly a contract brew for Stetson Cologne.