birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of hops. Light but distinctly piney hops.
Pours golden-yellow, creamy head, sticky lace. Mostly translucent--a good pour shows the carbonation clouding below the head and rising to support it. As the head settles, the beer takes on a more hazy appearance.
Taste is as advertised: A hoppy pilsner. Interesting. A smooth and creamy pilsner but hop forward. Tangy. I like this. The hops give bite to an otherwise light lager.
It’s pretty sharply carbonated and the hops leave a slight sticky film.
This is well done. A hoppy and sweet pilsner.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma mainly of hops and wheat a hint of the malts and some citrusy quality..cloudy off yellow color,dissipating head,lacing ..tastes of tingly hops,bit of caramel and a corny flavor,citrus also not bad.. perfectly carbonated thin-medium mouthfeel biiter to dry aftertaste that doesnt linger much overall yeah its good but not really anything that special and it should be at 8 bucks for 25 oz.
RickTStiles (813) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pale golden with a bubbly white hea and nice lacing. aroma is sharp, toasted and citric with a touch of caramel. taste is pale malt, a bit of that old lage twinge, and a toasty feeling overall. citrus and hops come through more than most pilsners. finish is long and surprisingly bitter. a very nice beer although I’m not much of a pilsner guy myself.
obguthr (4264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate hay and grapefruit peel nose. Shimmering amber, thin head. Spicy, dry, grassy, and bitter, but not excessive. Grainy at midpalate, with a resurgence of bitter grapefruit peel in the finish. One of the better examples of the style.
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle> Golden color with little head. Smells of hops and raisins> Taste is carmel and brown bread with a crispness> Very good but not the best from dogifsh
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours pale and golden orange with a frothy, 3-finger white head. Sticky blebs of lacing remain on the glass as the head recedes. Aromas of pine, guava, buttery dough, and light berry and caramel. The flavor is lightly bitter pine, earthy hops, bark, and a caramel and mild pilsner presence in the finish. Full-bodied and slightly warming, with medium carbonation. A very nice, refreshing, smooth beer.
mansquito (3863) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors DFH sampling: Pouring a golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon and piny hops. Mouthfeel was quite good and nice. I had it pretty cold, so I don’t know if it was allowed to get all of its flavor out there. While I think it was a very tasty beer, with absolutely no offensive traits (i.e. what most lower end beers of this style have). Nice hoppy, grass, lemon, bread and all that good stuff.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, peach, and mango. flavor was lemon and herbal spice. light body with soft carbonation.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, courtesy of beachbum25. Thanks, Jim! Pours a deep, honey color with solid clarity; beautiful, textured, fine-bubbled off-white head with great retention and lacing that sticks; beautiful pour. Lots of resiny floral notes and a modest honeyed sweetness in the aroma; additionally, some herbal character and a mild spiciness; really, some nice complexity in the hop character and some kickass floral notes without harshness; hugely engaging nose. Medium-full body, medium carbonation; no apparent alcohol. High amounts of floral and grapefruit hop bitterness first and foremost: slightly resiny, generally non-astringent (at this point), sticky and dank; the honeyed maltiness seems almost a touch stale, with notes of orange alongside an emergent alcohol warmth that adds a quiet vinous character; overall, definitely an engaging shot at a style that tends to suffer from unchecked astringency and roughness; in contrast, we’ve got tastiness here. Again, huge floral contributions. Long finish of toasty maltiness, with lingering citrus and floral bitterness; ~dry.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL Bottled in 2010 2B from Julio’s for ~$9, if memory serves. Don’t let me down DFH--I loves me a good pils. Clear bright yellow gold with a two finger bone white head, fair retention. Generic citrus and grassy hops in the nose atop a firm fresh pasta malt backbone. So far, so good, and pretty balanced thus far. Flavor continues with the grassy hops and pasta biscuit malts, a little mandarin orange notes showing through a bit as it warms in the mouth. The orange actually took over hops-wise after a bit, in the nose and flavor. A little less pilsener-y in the flavor as I work down my glass, but it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Finishes semi-dry, no alcohol noted, and bitterness peaked at a 3-4 or so. Medium creamy body with low lightly prickly carbonation. Pretty good, though only kind of pilsener-y