bpreo (1906) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A refreshingly good Pilsener. I was actually surprised by how pleasant it tasted.
Bricks (684) - Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre appearance. Smells like a pils. Taste is above average, very smooth. Nice.
keanex (1592) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can dated March 18, 2015.
Glass: Magic Hat footed pils.
Appearance: Crystal clear pale yellow body with a tall foamy white head on top.
Aroma: A whiff of sulfur, hints of spicy hops and a dash of sweet malts.
Taste: Taste is balanced, nice doughy malts with hints of earth, lemon and mild spicy hops.
Palate: Crisp and refreshing.
Overall: Solid pils, but there’s too much sulfur on the aroma for me to love it.
dmac (4482) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Fischer Blvd. Poured a crisp bright straw gold under a smaller bright white foamy head. Aroma of crisp hops, fresh grains and green grapes. Flavor is the same but not quite as crisp as the aroma. Medium to fuller body, stronger long lasting carbonation along with a lingering aftertaste. Really solid pils.
SG111 (401) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
400th beer rated. On tap at Three’s brewing. Pours pale clear yellow color, white head. Aroma is fairly typical pils. Light grass aroma, hops, slight honey, Apple. Flavor is apple, hops, light pilsner malt. Nothing exceptional.
czar (5147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy extra pale yellow with a reviving creamy white head, good retention and lacing. dusty citrus, leafy grassiness, white grapes and white wine, lean pale crackery and peppery pils maltiness, hay straw, lots of flowers, sulfur and soap traces. subtle average carboantion - slightly prickly, light body - seems pretty thin for style; dry and crisp herbal-citrusy-grassy finish. a very subtle floral citrusy and crackery pils. new world american pils with some german angles. very nice!
Savage_Night (32) - 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 (3638) - 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 (236) - 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 (2331) - 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.