DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Admission: I was sent the bottle for review. And these sat in my fridge for a while before I could get to them to note their availability in Illinois. But the pilsener here came through okay. I caught a slight note of oxidation in the nose, but that came with the slight pepper of noble hops. A light slightly biscuity malt flavor, clearly no adjuncts. Hop bitterness trickles down the back of my palate and hovers for just a minute or so. A decently done pilsener that hews to the style rather than over-hopping.
Beerhunter111 (8070) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hopfig, malzig, Pappe, floral. Geschmack schwach hopfig, malzig, floral, schwach.
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of dry papery malts, grains and sugary sweetness. Flavour of sweet maltiness, some pear, mild grassy notes, dry hay and paper. Light bodied and low carbonation. Booring.
Frank (2965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
They say this is a pilsner but call it a blond to keep up w/ their hair color naming scheme. I shouldn’t care about that but it bothers me. Honestly, this does seem like more of a blond ale than a pils anyway so I guess it shouldn’t matter. It is cloudy yellow w/ a white head of small bubbles. It has a strong doughy malt note in the nose along w/ a touch of grassy hops. Taste is a bit sweet w/ slightly oxidized malt notes. This is full bodied and a bit heavy for the style but not bad. It finishes with some lingering sweetness and grassy bitterness. Top to bottom, this strikes me as more of a novelty label than a good beer. I don’t see myself buying this again.
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. 15/214/138/13. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Slightly cloudy and lively golden colour with a small white head.
Sweet malt, honey and mild hops in the aroma.
The flavour is a bit stale malt, dry hay and mild hops.
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. golden with small head. underwhelming pils . grainy and flat. needs more body and hops.
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is grassy mild hops with a whiff of orange. Light bodied. High spritzy carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Tastes of grassy hops, lemon. Moderately sweet. Clean finish. Underhopped.
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
4th July 2014
Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Light malts with mild creamy sweetness. Whisper of insipid citrus. Light dry finish. Very dull.
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
355ml bottle. Golden pour, not very vibrant. Flavor is faar tosalty and vegetal.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of banana and oatmeal. Straw. Decent sweetness but then again great hops presence too. Cinnamon. Pretty good actually
Cornfield (5512) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Pilsener glass, this displays a light yellow/straw body with a finger’s worth of white head. The aroma is wet grass over a light cereal and bread sweetness. The malt seems fuller in the taste and so do the grassy hops. A mellow bitterness finishes the flavor off. The finish so far as the malt is rather abrupt, but a modest bitterness lingers for quite some time. Pretty good.