Savage_Night (416) - California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear straw colors with a nice white head. Head retention us good. Floral, citrus, slight pepper, herbal, light fruit and hoppy aroma. Flavors of light hop bitterness, mild citrus, herbal tones, slight sweetness and spice all followed by a crisp yet silky dry finish.
HonkeyBra (4034) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. Pours a bright clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon grass, citrus, mild bread and dough notes. Flavor is bitter, hop forward, crisp. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes hoppy. Absolute killer of a hoppy pils.
Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pils malt aroma with notes citrus and floral hops. Appearance is a clear yellow with a white head. Lemon grass hop flavor dominates with notes of flowers. Malt flavor is sweet and cracker like. On the end it is crisper, but it's still somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with medium high carbonation. Overall, it's an interesting interpretation of a Pilsner, but I'd prefer a drier finish. I'm also not a fan of lemon grass.
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dnstone (2632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a sudsy white head. Balanced sweet pils body with edges of dry hop character. Not hoppy enough for my taste in hopped lagers but not bad.
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sremed60 (15) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first thing that hit me, (and made me smile), was the color. Stout is my preferred style of beer so I naturally drink a lot of dark, heavy, full-bodied ales. This one poured out a solid 3 SRM, which brought a smile to my face. Well done guys. Firestone Walker recommends drinking this no more than 120 days from their "Bottled on" date and I cracked this bottle open on day 144, (an oversight to be sure). So there wasn’t as much carbonation as would be expected but it still put any of the big 3 adjunct lagers to shame. The nose was pleasant and subtle. The hops were there, but not in an in your face (Simcoe®) kind of way. My first impression of the taste was “balanced.” You can taste the hops and the malt, but neither one is over powering or competing with the other. Very light mouth feel. As a stout drinker I’m tempted to say it was watery…. But I don’t think that’s accurate. In fact when I decided to write this review I had to really focus on the style of beer I was drinking, and make sure I’m not judging it by another style’s standards. For what this beer was crafted to be, it delivers. In my humble opinion it hits all the benchmarks of a German Pilsner, (with a twist). The marketing seems to be that this is a hoppy pilsner, and while that is accurate, it is also misleading. The bitterness is well balanced in this beer. The hops are there, but I’m not sure I would define this as a “hop forward” or even “hoppy” beer. It’s a well balanced German Pilsner with some interesting layers. Very enjoyable beer.
AWISLguy (2487) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Antioch. Pours a very pale golden yellow with a bit of a white head. Aroma has light lemons, other fruits, a bit of bread. Taste is of sweet fruits, lemon, some bread. A bit effervescent. Lightly bodied. Finishes sweet and tangy without a lot of depth. 13.2
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: straw, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: floral hops, slight lime, refreshing, light medicinal; mouth: floral hops, slight lime, refreshing, light medicinal, medium-light body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : paille, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon floral, très léger lime, rafraîchissant, léger médicinal; bouche : houblon floral, très léger lime, rafraîchissant, léger médicinal, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
rolfc81 (145) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
$2 at Chicago Whole Foods....great combo beer.........................................
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear light golden color with wispy white head. Dank, skanky pussy, earthy, spicy hoppy aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Spicy, earthy, dank, grassy hop flavors with a mild to moderate bitterness____lightly dry biscuit malt base brew---crisp finish----good.
rougeau13 (2549) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2015 Slightly hazy straw colored with an off-white head. Aroma of grass, bread, caramel, and citrus. Taste is grassy and nicely hopped and a little grainy. Light-medium bodied and a little dry. Very solid pilsener.