hopsecution (1) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From bottle, poured in pint glass, this is a disappointment from FW. Iím a HUGE fan of this brewery and it sucked... it tasted like a slightly hoppy corona. Not impressed. Maybe itís just because Iím not a big lager/pils fan, but itís not what I expected....
dcschiller (2004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Skeptical Chymist. Pours a clear, golden color with white headaand nice carbonation. Aroma is corn, bread, cracker and light hops. Taste is semi-sweet and crisp. Slick with a long finish. Good.
trujahwarrior (271) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, pours a golden color with a light white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, bananas, lemon, and light hops. Tastes of all the same thing?s. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with great carbonation. One of the best craft pilsners on the market in my opinion. Light and full of flavor. Great for warm summer days.
bhensonb (9007) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is bready with spicy hop. Med body. Flavor is bready and grassy/spicy. Finishes with a nice spicy bitterness. Tasty pils.
TheAlum (4295) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Tribes Alehouse (Mokena, IL). Really excited for this one! Pours a nice rich golden hue, some darkness, faint haze but near transparent. Lively carbonation, frothy white layer of head that sustains, sticks around, and laces well. Summery sunny glow. Aromas are spicy and earthy hops, grass and florals meet a twist of lemon. Bready malts, Pils malt, and some gentle doughy qualities. Crisp, dry, firmly hopped. Nice. Initial is lighter end of the fold, a touch of body keeps it honest. Dry earthy hops meet bready and straw grainy malts. Clean gentle bready sweetness progresses into a more dry and slowly growing earthy and Noble hop dry bitter quality. Gentle spice, gentle citrus compliments. Crisp cool clean malty qualities, earth, spice, dry earthy and grassy hops. Earthy, floral, twist of mellow citrus again compliments. Dry and firmly bitter, though mellow clean and dry backend and finish. Really well constructed. Clean, mellow dry bready malts, straw, firmly hopped and dry throughout. The hop profile here is both complex and progresses through the pint. Well done!
dreadnord (1000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ultra clear with a thin white head. The nose is light pine, straw, caramel, corn syrup. The taste is medium sweet and bitter. Good balance. The texture is crisp and clean. The body is light and the finish is long.
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popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice little pils from FW. Pours a bright, clear pale gold. No haze. Good head. Lots of fine bubbles. Good lacing. Aroma has grassy hops with some fresh grain notes. Hay, lemons, earth round things out. Taste is mildly bitter but thereís a bit of light malt sugariness to it. The malt flavor is a touch grainy but not bad. A little too much sweetness. Finish is fairly clean. Mouthfeel could be lightened further but itís pretty good. Iíd just prefer pils to be ultra crisp. This is a nice beer and itís always good to see American breweries take on lager styles.
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thatís a low rating, but it might be the best pils Iíve had. As a style, itís fizzy yellow beer. However, they dry hopped it, and know how to make good beer, so itís better than most pils
tightslice (42) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 On tap at The Hopyard Grill in Pleasanton, CA. Reminded me of a Bud Heavy in pour and taste, but at least 3.7 times better. Paired excellently with my cheesesteak and fries (which were also quite delicious).
nimbleprop (3005) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Had high hopes for this. Pours a clear gold with zero head. Smells like soap, malt honey, but mostly hand soap. Flavors of malt, crackers, light lemon, perfume and hand soap. Clean, slightly soapy finish.