kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Buckeye Beer Engine 12/6/07: Hazy gold w/ a large, lasting, white head. Soapy hop aroma at first, grainly pils malt w/ some bready malt & yeasty notes. Slight sulphury w/ spicy and floral hops. Spicy hop flavor w/ a restrained malty character. Floral hops in the dry, lightly bitter finish. Mostly clean w/ a light green apple. Aftertaste is spicy and floral hops. Spritzy mouthfeel from carbonation, light body, dry mouthfeel. Nice pilsner! Not a huge fan of pilsners, but this is a nice beer!
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade. Pale, cloudy pour. Very vegetal, celery, soy sauce. Rough bitter flavor with a decent body, but still hard to put down. That it is completely unfiltered is nice, but I don’t think it’s really helping this one. Aint no way this is in the 99th percentile of pilseners.
Holdwine (1146) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Me like. Yes, there is a mountainslide of hpos, but it is contained quite well. The light sugary malt actually fights through before being consumed by a clean, crisp, dry hoppy finish. Great pils!
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy golden yellow, rich and foamy head with a nice aroma. Finish was what was most impressive, solid Palisade hop aroma and bitterness. Perfectly offset beer.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L growler from New Beer Distributors. Very pale orange-golden colour with a thick white head. The aroma shows great fresh zesty hop aroma. There is also a soft fresh maltiness. A touch of honey and lemony citrus. Lightly sweet on the back of the palate. Some lingering sweetness and a lovely herbal hop flavour on the back. Very tasty pils.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber pour was quite good to me because it was less pilsener and more pale ale. Not much on the nose but very citrus in flavor and quite enjoyable. I recommend this if you like a more fruity hopped pils!
Tmoney99 (12991) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Trolley Stop. Poured clear yellow amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
ClarkVV (5129) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 10/6/07 and again at Bukowski’s Tavern on 10/18
A lovely rendition of a pilsner. Crystal clear golden, sparkling carbonation and a large, foamy white head, showing strong retention and moderate lacing.
Hops, hops and more hops in the nose. Definitely more powerful than what would be expected from pilsner hops, though not all citrusy/piney. Palisades add a fairly dry bitterness, with grass and some lemon-lime, which is fairly appropriate. But, they leave too much acidity and an ever-so-slight resin signature on the finish, which just dosent work with a pils, IMHO. It’s noticeable in both flavor and aroma. The resin being slightly sticky and tacky in flavor, and rather acidic and astringently leafy in the nose. Still, aside from the finish, it’s very crisp and enjoyable, and the malt is along for the ride. Well-attenuated, very surprisingly so, for DFH. Crisp, dry and with ample carbonation, it’s quite an enjoyable, drinkable beer. There was light diacetyl in the Sunset Grill pint, but none at Bukowskis, further proving that Sunset has lots of issues with their tap lines. Clean, dry, crisp. Would be one of their best efforts in a long time were it not for the latent alpha acid and resin buildup. Still, I’m exaggerating it for effect and the beer is still very nice.
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Falls Church brewhouse location. A nice little beer. Light and fizzy, but a good dose of hoppiness. Finishes clean and went great with the fish and chips.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Draft at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Falls Church, VA. Clear gold under a medium frothy white head that lasted pretty well. Medium body and carbonation with a fairly clean mouthfeel, but it is a little heavy for a "PIls." There is significantly more malt character here than one would expect with some light brown sugar sweetness that is easily overshadowed by a citrus rind bitterness. Although it seems to me to have features outside of the style a little, it is still refreshing and enjoyable.