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Teutonic beauty of a beer. Unfiltered, smooth and fresh as if right out of the lagering tank. A Pilsner made with all imported German ingredients: Pilsner Malt with Perle, Hallertauer, and Spalt hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dasfunker (3) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
I hated pilsners. HATED THEM. Took my buddy to the brewpub one night who did not want to go there on the understanding that there was a new pilsner on. He loved it. I didn’t want to try it, not to be swayed from my sweet wheat beer and porter heavy regiment. Strangely enough, there was a power failure in the restaurant that night and we were all drinking beer be candlelight. He eventually wore me down and I tried I tried it. My love affair with traditional and craft pilsners began that night and I have never looked back. You can all keep your IPAs. More Gudenhoppy for me! I’ll not describe the beer to you, the only true way to judge is to try it yourself. Don’t be swayed because someone says a beer is good or bad, try it. The way craft beer is going, you’ll get to eventually, even if you can’t now. Be patient and ever willing to try new things. A real beer drinker always tries one thing...Everything.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Wasn’t much of an aroma to me, very faint. Looks great however. Beautiful light golden with a thick, long-lasting fluffy head. Didn’t deliver much on the palate or taste levels to me personally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Pint at Moerlein lagerhouse - nose is armpit sweat and straw. Sip adds citrus and borderline lemon peel. The hops do bring a nice element to the pilsner experience: a welcomed one. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy amber with a bubbly white head. Smells like sweet nutty, malty grains. Tastes like sweet malty grains, with nutty corn. Light/medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3779) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and cracker malts, lemon zest, light sugar, and faint herbs. Flavor is medium bitterness, lightly toasted malts, some grassiness, and some citrus esters; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1157) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle from a store that looks like it was featured in horror movies. Pours a orange amber with thin off white head. Aroma is very crisp and malty with a bit of spice thrown in. Taste of lemons and hay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Draft at Moerlein Lager House. Pours a mostly clear bright gold with a finger of white head. Big pils malt-forward aroma, with more subtle notes of citrus, florals, grass, straw, soap, and faint herbs. The hops are more pronounced in the flavor, with notes of grass, florals, citrus, herbs, melon, pale and bready pils malts, crackers, and hay. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a mouthfeel with just the right amount of bitterness and malt and carbonation. I didn’t know what I was getting into, just trying a new beer. Wow, this one’s a winner. Great pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/28/2013. Pours lightly hazy pale straw color with a nice 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, grape, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, grape, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, floral, grass, light pine, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, grape, pepper, cracker, bread, light honey, light pine, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really excellent German Pilsner style! Great balance and robustness of hop, malt, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
355mL thanks to beerman6686. Pours full haze, glowing straw. Nice, rocky white foam. Looks like an awesome saison. Good retention. Nose is really nice peach, blood orange, pineapple, chamomile, gamey honey. Taste is similar more in the saison vein with a hefty near soapy hop bite that brings it nicely into unfiltered pils territory. Palate is where this one signs, sharp near metallic soapy hop bite that dials back after a second and creates a long, powerful noble hop bitterness with unripe cantaloupe and chamomile honey tea. Really exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A:Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Crackers, Mildly Floral, Mild Lemons T: Crackers, Lemons, Floral M: Average Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Crisp, Mildly Drying Overall, a pretty decent slightly hoppy pilsner...nice crisp finish to it

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