bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the DFH brewpub and from a bottle gotten at the DFH brewery. This beer pours golden color with a white head. Nice lacing. Aroma isof hops. Taste of hops, citrus, and sugar. it’s bitter but sweet at the same time.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber or gold in color with a rather foamy whitish head. There are distinct floral hops in there, along with their bitterness. Citrus, bready yeasty flavors, and a hint of grassiness. Interesting.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is peppery hops, Saaz some nice toast and biscuit malt notes. Really strong clean drinking beer. Almost no alcohol presence. Dangerous and tasty.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Bottled 2011. Clear yellow, thick bodied, creamy white head. Aroma of pils malts and floral / citrus hops. Scents of biscuit, bread, malt, and loads of citrus hops. Nicely dry-hopped. Tastes of biscuit, pils malt, and nice citrus hops. Loads of malt dominate this brew. So tasty.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice yellow with constant streamers of bubbles. Nose is floral and citrusy, blended with sweet pils malts. Taste is full of cereal sweet malt character with plenty of floral hops finishing out with nice crisp bitterness. clean, flavorful and yet delicate.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hyped-up (hoppy) pilsener. Very nice refreshing drink. Think: light Imperial IPA.
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin/pine), with notes of lemon zest, cotton candy, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A nicely balanced beer for the style, but it’s a shame the hop aroma is so raw/green.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh, big bottle (with a low fill line, I must say). Nice soft malt in the nose, light grass and explosive citrus, lemon and maybe a touch of mint. Mineral water, bright and sparkly. Light golden body toward yellow, good carbonation and a pretty, rocky white head. Taste is bitter with some pungent alcohol fumes, a little chalk and stronger grass and resin, the aromatic citrus is all but gone. Hops are interesting here, definitely has traditional, bready noble hops, but there’s New World pizazz, as well. Soft medium-full body. Refreshing and actually comes close to hitting the predominant realization of the German pils (which is both a good and bad thing). Surprisingly good.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden color with frothy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet hops. Um... hoppy, pilsy, and sweet. Really sweet. There is a nice papery bitterness. Very good.
JStax (4980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into an ale glass. Appearance is a mildly hazy gold with a huge fluffy white head that leaves sticky lacing all down the glass. Aroma reminds me a lot of an IPA in its hop profile. Taste is very hoppy up front, fading to a less flavorful pilsner. Super smooth body with a slightly hop finish with a touch of bread.