BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Standard glass
From: Trader Joe’s in Ballantyne (Charlotte), N.C.
Price: $1.67 (I think)
Purchased: July 26, 2014
Consumed: July 26, 2014
Misc.: Appeared to be born on May 30, 2014, but it was tough to read
Poured a golden, pale clear color with1-to-2 fingers of rocky white head, which settled rather quickly. Decent stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top and on the way down.
Smelled sharp Czech pilsner notes, corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, peas, green beans and slight butterscotch.
Tasted not quite as what I was expecting and as the smell. Got corn, honey, caramel, grass, wheat, faint butterscotch, buttery malts and maybe some rye.
Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, earthy finish.
Just an average pilsner.
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Torch Pilsner is a clear golden yellow brew with small white bubbles. Nose is crisp if slightly grainy scent with some decent roasted malt as well. Taste is crisp but there is a nice tart balance of malt and hops as well. finish is clean and crisp. a very nice pils.
Derekm_919 (8) - USA - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best pilsners I’ve had, its a favorite of mine and I always have some on hand.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty down the middle Pilsener. It had a very American craft feel to it as it was a little heavier than a German and American swill.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a good American pilsner, not an easy thing to find. The aroma is a little faint but the appearance of the beer is beautiful. The taste is light. The balance of this beer is excellent and the finish is delightful. I am reasonably impressed with this beer.
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, nice bubble action, snow white filmy head with a nice trail of lacing. Grainy aroma, some light nuttiness. Flavor is crisp with some light breadiness, some light saffron like spciness some nuttiness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a decent crispness to it.
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not quite a bombshell showing for style. Light saaz with some crisp finish. Pours golden with good head and lacing. Good light crisp finish. Tap at Jack Rose.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice yellow with good clarity and a fat head of foam. leaves good lace. Nose is herbal. Grassy and a light grainy sweetness with a bit of husk behind it. A bit like lemongrass with a nice lightness on the nose. The taste is lovely. Bitter herbs, pungent grass and a light lemony flavor. There is some appleskin to lend a touch of sweetness in addition to the natural grainy sweetness. Dry, crisp body with a bit of hops to bring themselves forward with a touch of bitter in the finish.
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really good American pilsner, not an easy thing to find. The aroma is a little faint but the appearance of the beer is beautiful, really pale with a good white cap of head. The taste is not as grainy as the best of the Austrian and Czech pils but it is appropriately light bodied and the hop note is strong and spicy as it should be. The balance of this beer is excellent and the finish is delightful. I am impressed with this brew.
Homer321 (4325) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Nose is soft malty white bread with some catty hops. Pour is a very clear light yellow with a medium sized white head that laces down the glass. Taste is a wonderful light soft bread pillowy backbone with a firm but forgiving hop bitterness. Hop flavor is a floral and spicy combo. Finishes semi sweet. Overall a very nice Czech pils I could drink lots of. Very clean.