JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: rich bright gold from a tap into a snifter; virtually no head or lacing. Aroma: like a pilsner that has been continually hopped (duh); the more traditional peppery hops definitely take a back seat to the big, juicy, floral WC hops here. Taste: somehow, the pilsner backbone isnít overwhelmed by all the hops, but itís a near battle. Finish: long, crisp, dry, and bitter, although not as much so as youíd expect from all the hops. Notes: I appreciate the creativeness of the style, and it was interesting to try. Iíll still take a traditional soft-palated pilsner any day; this felt pretty syrupy, and not in a good way. Also, I think I probably didnít get a great pour because I didnít get any of the head or lacing described by users below. On tap at the DFH Alehouse in Gaithersburg.
jflopsu (92) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hazy orange pour. A citrus, hoppy, and floral aroma. A superb pilsner taste that is a mix of citrus and floral hops. Although it tastes more like a trippel, it is my favorite pilsner to date.
Fantabox (7) - - MAY 15, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and light florals. Taste is hoppy like an IPA but not as strong as one. Malt and bitterness is moderate and great. High carbonation. Big fan so far, tastes very traditional like a trippel or quad but with a pilsner finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
acearl (343) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy gold hue with very big foamy white head, get the pilsner malt, kind of bread like, bitter tart hop as a nice balance, not hopped like an ipa, more like a belgian trippel, decent, from memory like Golden Shower Better
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a white head. Nose is grassy hops, florals, light alcohol. Easy on the palate, bitter malts, grassy hops, easy finish.
Darwenus (384) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít know if it would make fans of traditional pilsners happy, but it has a lot to appeal to this IPA fan. The body is a cloudy yellow with a tremendous head. The aroma is heavy on floral and pine from the Nobel hops, and not a lot else. There is buttery malt in the flavor, but the hops are dominant and forward. I actually enjoyed this quite a bit, but Iíd have enjoyed a good IPA as much or more.
matthewjk (732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle experience : Intriguing style that reminds me a lot of a spicy ipa. Hoppy assertiveness and spicy--little creamy, but a sharp finish. Fun beverage to try, but probably no re-buy.
juanenka (128) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Presencia limpia y dorada con corona blanca persistente. Aroma cŪtrico y floral con buena carga de caramelo. En boca entra dulce y rŠpido pasa a resina y hierbas. Con un final seco y amargo.
thunderhops (214) - Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with thick white head and tons of lace. Aroma is bread, grapefruit. Taste follows suit with aroma with good hop bitterness, lively carbonation, sticky finish.
Bukowski9 (128) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour with slightly off-white head. Nose is citrus and caramel on top of bready grainy malt with some slight citrus. Taste is somewhat similar as aroma witha citrus bitter finish with some grassiness with a tinge of alcohol. Not bad.
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden orange color with fluffy a white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and other tropical fruits, with some malty caramel. Taste is bready malts up front, with a considerable amount of citrus and fruity hops.