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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
on tap-pours a thin white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is sweet grain, secondary/faint aromatic hops . Crisp. OK effervescence.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2007
it’s a light pilsner, but you have to give credit, not too many microbrews have a flagship lager, this is a good light drink, I had on a few occassions, out of a growler, at the brewery, at other bars on tap, it is a pilsener so nothing special, but good and light...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2733) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Draught. Pours a light hazy gold with no head. The aroma has suggestions of buttered corn, fresh barley, and spicy paper. The flavor is clean and crisp. It’s not heavily sweet like some other pilseners, but appropriately so. The hops show up in a husky flavor with mild spicy notes popping up in the finish. There is a slight hint of the sweeter notes in a Scotch. This okay, I guess, but certainly not my preferred style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4058) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Clean. Light yeasty aroma. Very true to style. A little tangy, crisp, hoppy and biscuity. Very slightly astringent. Clear light gold, clingy head, nice tap label. A very good pairing for food. Long bitterish aftertaste. Medium light body. Nothing too intricate, but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2006
Not bad at all for a the style. A little lighter on the hops than I like my pilseners. The malts were very pleasant. This was a very crisp beer, a good one to initiate your non-connoisseur friends into the world of microbrews of wnc with.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Draught at Fishmonger’s Seafood Market & Restaurant in Durham, NC. Clear straw color with big creamy white head. Nose is of honey, butter, and sprucy hops. Dry and slightly bitter with a hint of honey and grain. Very crisp and appropriately carbonated for a pilsner. Very good for style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2005
pours out a yellow color with the white head, very typical looking pilsner. taste is sweet and sort of corn flavored. my dad made the comment that he thought it tasted similar to bleach, i might have to agree with him. not the best pils ive had, and certainly doesnt stand up to prima pils.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Draft, Barley’s Taproom, Asheville NC. Very light, even for a Pils, straw color with impressive foamy white head. From there on it’s yeast, yeast, yeast. Smelled like bread, tasted like bread, mostly sourdough. Medium to light body, fairly fizzy, and very crisp and dry on the finish. Had a few grassy, wheaty notes but lacked the light citrus I tend to enjoy in Pilsners, but this is ok when the beer is named Goldenrod. Interesting, though the strong yeast flavor was too much along with pizza!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2005
on tap - barley’s taproom - asheville nc - pale golden straw color with a slight whispy head. aroma is spicy with hints of pale malt - clean smelling. taste is very dry, crips and refreshing. very good hoppy finish - leaves you wanting more. one of the better new pilsner’s i’ve had recently. good spiciness to the hop profile. a bit of fizziness on the palete was the only real drawback.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Tap. Malt and banana yeast aromas. Pours hazy yellow with a frothy white head; good lacing. Mild hop flavor with a creamy malt finish. Fizzy and light refreshing palate.


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