BSWK (1) - Hardegsen, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hoppy, bitter: roomtemperature/
refreshing, light hoppy, light metall: cool (7-9 °C)
If it´s at about 10°C underneath the temperature thats surrounding you it´ll slip down your throat like discribed in "cool".
It´s my favorite pilsener
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.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2003 Update: The first time I bought this one, I thought it was a little thin and a bit grainy, but somehow enormously drinkable (I finished a six over conversation with my father). It led me to believe that Pils in the more austere Rheinland style was perhaps better than I thought. Having always admired the Einbecker Maibock, I was shocked upon later purchases to find that the Pils weren't nere so grainy as I first thought--actually, there's a ton of sweet pale malt here, followed by flowery hops, then a really substantial hop bite to end it. I was astonished by how much the malt profile resembled the Maibock, though this one had a tiny bit of DMS (a bad flavor, perfectly placed here). Wow. What a tremendous Pils.
Old: This is the pils that has made me reconsider the style. I have always thought of pils as a bit too austere, and in keeping with its North German heritage, a bit S&M--teasing and hinting at what it has and what it won't give you. This Saxon pils is certainly austere: very hoppy with light malt and a grainy/hoppy finish. But it is really something special.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap @ the Man of Kent Pub in Hoosic NY. Was a fresh keg. Good fresh hop aroma. Flavor had a slight metallic off note, but other than that, excellent. Very good find if you can get it fresh.
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frisch und leicht herb startet dieses Bier, wobei der Antrunk an der Grenze zur Wässrigkeit ist. Im Mittelteil breitet sich dann ein vollmundiges Aroma aus, es ist würzig, herb, kernig, malzig, wunderschön. Gut gehopft. Der Nachgeschmack ist mit einer dezenten herbe, die zudem noch recht lange hält extrem gut gelungen. Bis auf den Antrunk ein absolutes Spitzenpils, an dem sich andere messen lassen müssen. Herrlich.
Test vom 20.12.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,14,12,13,11,13 - 12,60
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty standard simple pils yet it works fine. Light flavor, a good crispness. Nice.
McWorta (478) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Hay malts, floral hops combined with some bread aromas and a light sun yellow colour. Soft sparkling with a white head, bitter and a bit sour in taste. Thin but nice texture fizzy on the palate light to medium body. Crisp refreshing taste. Relative long full aftertaste.
A beer to welcome friends or very well for after work pint(s).
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best German pilseners on draught. Very good head and very tasty.
olek (25) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow with grass, malt and some hops in the nose. Refreshing taste with pleasant fruit and maltiness and a crisp bitter finish. Excellent pilsner
pivo (2542) - 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).