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French Broad Goldenrod Pilsner



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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
This smooth continental lager has a crisp flavor and spicy hop character making it a true session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2010
On tap at the brewery, Asheville NC, 7 July 2006. Very pale colour. Clean and fresh (so it should be having had to travel all of 5 yards to the tap). Not a lot to it but entirely fit for purpose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Gold pour, fleeting white head. Not much in the nose. Some light grains and maltiness. Tastes of the same very little hop effects, as was suggested by the nose. Acceptable carbonation. Pretty much an eh, but then again, I find most pilsners so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
From draught sample at French Broad. Beany aroma with light grainy malt and some grassy light hop character. Light golden-straw clear with no head. Medium light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with light pilsner malt, beany, with light crisp hops in the finish. Fairly clean but not a crisp after, a bit muted and lengthy on the tongue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
barcia (3) - USA - MAY 5, 2008 does not count
Mmmm.. Nice and refreshing. Brillant clarity. Big creamy head. Smells of saaz. A little sweeter than most of the imports but has a nice hop flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Just a typical pilsner, nothing more, well sometimes less. A fairly faint hop aroma, with some bready maltiness, crisp with a very clean finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2007
On tap at Porter’s, Raleigh. A fine looking pilsner with a fairly robust nose but too little in the way of hop character in the body. Fine sessionable brew, but compares poorly to Foothills.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/12/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Hickory, NC

light yellow, floral hop aroma, light body, nice bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 08/13/2005
Source: brewery

clear pale yellow, thin white head, good crisp hop aroma, nice light malt flavor with a good bready character, touch of sweetness, nice balanced crisp hops, a very well made pilsner

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2007
very light and palatable. pours a translucent gold with a litlle bit of lacing and head. sweet aroma crisp flavor. no funkiness in mine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4046) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2007
On tap at Panzanella in Carrboro. Pour is light golden with very little head. Nose is crisp, dirty hops, a little earwax too. Crisp, refreshing flavor, with some more dirty, spicy hops. Fairly bland, but not offensive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Not bad. Funky, sweet aroma. Somewhat offensive. Flavor is typical for a pilsner. Sweet, light and not much too it. Still better than the macrobrew pils p00p out there.

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