pivo (2603) - GERMANY - MAY 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head that gave off a slightly sulfury nose. Light gold color – I was hoping for something a little darker. A light malt character comes through, but the taste is mainly decent hoppyness. Smooth at first, then a bitter in the end and kinda dry. Goes with all kinds of food, particularly pizza and pub grub. Nice brew that is up there with Jever and Pils Urquell (-> see my reviews).
Ernest (6425) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is moderately hoppy (herbs), moderately malty (light bread, grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is heavily bitter. Light to medium body, dry and watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent. Starts off nicely balanced, but the finish is quite bitter and fairly astringent. Still good for the style, nice aroma, but kind of harsh/rough.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with lots of malt and earthy tones in the nose. Some forest hints to top it off.
A maltsweet flavor with huge bitter finish that ends with a litle sweetness.
omhper (20182) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow, dry and very bitter. Typical German style pils.
alebrewer (140) - Mentor, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best of over 50 German pilsners I tried in Germany. This review may be tilted as I was able to enjoy a stein fresh from the brewery with the Master Brewer in the brewery tap. A big favorite of mine. Far better than their regular pils, this bier adds more hops (Hallertauer pellet) and the finished beer shows it.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Marginally better than the megaeuropilsners. Aroma is all ’skunk’ right away and initially in the flavor as well, but it soon settles down a little and leaves a pretty decent german pilsener, grassy and quite strongly bittered.
tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2002
1.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Geez this stuff was bitter. But then again I’m not a great friend of pils anyway.
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold; grassy, biscuity nose w/lemon, leather and blackcurrant; lean, spritzy body; somewhat thick noble hops against a light lemon note. Rooty bitterness. Finishes bitter, but with a surprising hit of sweet malt.