grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t expecting much from this beer and I was wrong...even though my score is 3.3. Clean golden straw colored beer. No head. Nose is more like a german pilsner than a Czech one. Lots of doughy subtle malt goodness with an apparent though unpronounced hop flower smell. Not skunky enough to be full on German though. Sugary light malts and cholorphyl-like green hops bitterness. Flavors dazzle. The malts are biscuit bready. Like a sugar cookie covered in hops. Well done with the malts. The sweet edge finishes quickly with a sharp yeasty tang that is lager-like clean with a millky edge. Hops undergird this tang and draw the beer into the finish. All in all a pilsner I would drink frequently.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 A little thin for my taste. Maybe if this beer wasn’t filtered, or maybe we need a little more quality grain in the grist bill. Nice hop though, certainly claims Saaz. I think this is a wonderful way to get your buddy to put down the Miller, but I really want a little more backbone in the malt department. Well balanced and crisp.
To re-rate, this beer is very nice. I can’t for summer to show off the spicy hop flavor. This second tasting was done at the brewery, so maybe I ran into a dirty tapline earlier.
freekyp (1476) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 On tap at Foothills brewpub. A solid Pilsner. More cereal malt character than most, and a nice grassy floral aroma. Bitterness is forward. Light bodied but flavorful and very clean.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with thin tan head. Hop nose is a bit more prominent than most pilsners, bu this brewpub seems to like the hops, so it fits. Crisp finish, slightly sweet.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Asheville Pizza and beer as a guest - Orangey yellow, with a thin tan head. Spicy, savory aroma. Flavor is very Europoean, if you know what I mean. Very clean palate, with a hint of, I gonna call it pretzels. Some notes of pine in the finish.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, yellow beer with a small white head. Sort of sweet for a pilsner. Doesn’t leave much of a finish. I am not a huge fan.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewery. Clear gold, medium white head. Light grassy aroma. Nice mouthfeel, but sweet malt flavors a little much for a Pilsner. Floral hops quite noticeable, leading to a basically dry finish, although with some lingering sweetness. Not quite as clean tasting as I prefer in a Pilsner.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew pub, the pilsner pours a clear, light gold with a bubbly head. Aroma of yeast and tastes of grassy hops, alcohol, and light bitter spices. Smooth, but definitely carbonated mouthfeel. I really liked this one.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a slightly hazy pale gold. little white head. lacing throughout. tastes strangely like a hefeweizen in that its sweet and has hints of bubblegum. a little bit of grassy hops and alcohol. quality ingredients. I’m not sure about this one.