argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft, Gaithersburg) White head with nice lacing atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, honey, some spice/grass, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some grapefruit/earthy, light honey, apple. Light-medium body, some crispness, light duskiness, acidity, very drinkable. This is great! I’d like to do a side-by-side with Prima Pils.
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rehoboth. Great hop aroma. Clean pils-like color. Very drinkable. A perfect example of what a pils should be.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is definitely one of the best pilseners ever to have been brewed. It’s not your conventional pils, either. It pours a hazy and cloudy light golden color with a decent sized white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of spicy and floral hops. The body is smooth, creamy and incredibly drinkable. The flavors are very hoppy, as well, with a nice crispness and malty backbone. I wonder if this beer took the place of their Prescription Pils (which evidentially doesn’t exist any more on RateBeer, for some reason). I remember that Pils being just a tad-bit better. This, nonetheless, is great on its own!
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.
RolandTower (26) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Clear golden yellow with a small white head that clung to the glass. Hoppy citrus and grain scent. Sharp grapefruit and hop notes hit first, along with cereal grain. Finish was bracingly bitter and dry, with lingering pine notes. Very flavorful but light and refreshing, good summer beer.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was a light golden color good head and lacing. Aroma was lots of citrus and bready. Flavor was of bready malts citrus hops and spices. Very refreshing. Good half way beer of a 36 mile bike ride.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint at brewpub rehoboth. pours a clear gold with mild head and carbonation. sweet fresh hoppy aroma, nice light hoppy quality with no bitterness. fresh hops thru to middle, good sessionable beer, mild dry finsih.
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Transparent, tinny golden appearance. Lovely hop aromas of citrus oils in orange and pineapple; chamomile imbued lightly with honey. Leafy, bright. Hints of lemon meringue and soft pastry. Taste is heavily hopped, with a faint but sufficient sweetness of malt. Dry grass, pepper, stalky grains, and no shortage of crispy vegetal and green tea leaf bitterness. Floral tones gather quite a lot of zesty shimmer, timidly approaching a misplaced, soapy cringe. Very, very clean. Palate is light, sprightly, and perfect for gulping; a pilsener in its most ideal and truest sense, refreshing in its blatant and powerful hoppy kick. Astringency whimpers here and there; saaz might have done better. Charming.
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at the Brickskellar in DC, where they incorrectly told me that this was the same beer as Golden Era. No, it’s not, guys. Clear medium dark yellow or gold colored body with a medium sized thick white head. Crisp and fresh, with a moderately presence of yeast but it’s mostly clean, lightly pillowy and not at all muddying. Fresh, fluffy, light, clean tasting, lightly dry on the back, moderately sweet, and then turning a small bit bitter with a husky grain flavor, but never too forward or strong. A solid pils all around.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 On tap at the Rehoboth brewpub (12-15-10) Surprised to see this one on tap. Clear-ish yellow color, with a big frosty head. Smells good. Citrus, grassy, lemon with some hops. Taste is a clean pilsner. Lightly hopped, with some grass and lemon flavor. Good stuff. Body is light and fluffy. Overall: Enjoyable pils