Dansrc51 (45) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very very good interpretation of the style. I think this is one of the closest American brewed but European tasting beers I've had. Nice and spices and just darn good
Leave your pretensions at the door.
hockeybeerguy (1635) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 04/16/14.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice looking somewhat transparent yellow color with a two finger lasting head. When the head was about at least four fingers, it mushroom capped and fell at a nice pace leaving a really nice semi thick foamy white lacing. Carbonation was seen rising at a moderate pace to keep the two fingers of head a bit longer.
The smell had some lightly toasted bready malts coming through in a sweet way. In the background, a light crisp spicy hops maintains for balance.
The taste was mainly sweet and had a decent crisp toasty bready make up. The aftertaste was sweet and crisp breadiness. The finish was dry and sweet.
On the palate, this one sat pretty light and showed a great sessionability about it. The carbonation was only as sharp as was expected for the style.
Overall, this was a pretty good German pilsener well worthy of having again.
BuckeyeBoy (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours out a crisp straw topped with a white head. Nose is cereal malts grass lemon zest and some bread. Taste is as the nose with a good amount of hops and a nice touch of malts to seal the deal.
Lukaduke (2061) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale golden color with a finger or two of white fizzy foam. Nose is spicy earthy yeast, fresh floral grass, doughy bread. Palate follows with bright clean flavors and nice spicy hop presence. Great balance of bready malts and bitter crispness. Dry finish.
ARH (337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 12oz bottle poured into a footed pilsener glass. The aroma is a light, dry lemon zest, light pine, cereal, and straw. There’s a touch of soapiness to it too along with floral and grass notes. It pours a sparkling clear, pale yellow with a whipped foam, white head. A thick ring is retained, with a healthy surface layer, and lots of sticky puffy lace. The taste is a medium bitter with a light sweetness, a very dry and crisp combination. The light body has a creamy texture to it with lots of soft carbonation. There’s a distinct pine note and lemongrass on the finish. It does have a bit of a "cleanser" quality to it. The aftertaste is light, and mellow with a weak pine and cereal character.
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp, rather dry. Citrus zest along with grain. A nice bitter hoppiness to the finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.
maddmatt639 (215) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of cereal, sweet bread and straw. Tastes of sweet cereal, lemon and very, very light hoppines. Light bitter aftertaste.
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SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Light golden with large white fluffy head. Pine, lemon, floral, and light malt aroma. Light body. Hoppy floral taste with a bitter aftertaste.
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pilgrimoutlaw (764) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Dog. Pours pale gold with white head. Earth, pine, citrus, straw, floral. Moderately bitter, light sweetness. Crisp, light body. Nice.
laiti (5569) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35,5 cl bottle @ home, BBE 03.02.2015
Aroma is sweetish with malt and grassy hops. Flavour has grassy hops, grainy malt and some fruity tones. A pils slightly more sweet than usually. I like the hop profile here.
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap pint in the Burger Bar, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas on 5th July 2014. Pours a very light, bright straw blonde colour, the white head staying around well. Good hop feel to the taste, the aroma more subtle, but still hoppy. I found it refreshing and I enjoyed it, even though it is little one dimensional flavour wise.