Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark honey body with a ring of bubbles. Nose-sweet caramel and grass. Taste-crystal malts, honey, bitter hops, hay, nice rich full taste. This is hands down the best session beer that I have evr had. I could enjoy pint after pint of this on any given night. Excellent.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thick gold pour with a decent white head. strong tart straw aroma that is great. notes of sour jawbreakers and apple preserves very nice nice and intrigiunging(damn i bet i misspelled that one) candy orange slice taste that is interesting. nice bready note that has a lingeringering yeast finish. a wonderful tang like a maltball candy with marshmallow, and honey, a damn nice beer.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Wohlfs. I am not a pilsner fan at all, but this is half way decent. Maybe because it’s not a true pilsner? Lots of floral hop aroma and a little skunk. Initial flavor is sweet malt for a second. Floral hops dominate flavor with a slighly skunky finish. Nice body/mouthfeel for a pilsner.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours, well, rather really unhealthy urine color with a well retained, fluffy off white head. The color really is rather disturbing. Aroma was predominantly sweet with some biscuit notes, also a bit of floral, perfumey notes. Flavor is strong lager with similarities to some malt liquors I have tried. Pretty tasty notes of biscuit, grain, and some bread. Points off for the strongish alcoholic sense, even though it doesn’t burn. I think Double Pils is a failed concept. The pilsner style is about purity, clean lines, and sublety all of which this beer flies in the face of.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color. Aroma was kind of surprising. More (biscuity)malt than hops, along with an off, yeasty aroma. Flavor was a bit muddy. A bit malty sweet with ’dirty’ hops. Not a very clean beer. OK, but can’t Rogue’s Imperial Pilsner.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a ruddy orange color. Decent white head that fades rather quickly leaving a thin film. Some lacing. Aroma is a mix of malt and spicey hops. Pleasant balance with malt and hop in taste. Fairly smooth. A little more flavor than most lagers that I have tried. Very strong hop finish leaving tastes of citrus rind.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at the 12/18/04 Wisconsin gathering: Clear pale golden with a thin white lacy head. Semi-sweet pale malty aroma shows some European hoppiness. Body is lightly sweet turning more tart and acidic with some citrus presence. Needs more balance and Saaz hops though to be a double pilsner. Thanks DavidP for sharing!
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweet malty aroma with a light grapefruit hoppiness. Pours a transparent yellowish-orange with a nice white head with great retention. Real nice lacing. Euro lager flavors with a hoppy finish. Kind of a lighter version of an IPA. Thanks to wolhfs for this first sampling of Full Sail.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a orange/red body, white fluffy head. Aroma is bitter hops, and oranges. Flavor is bitter sweet grapefruit, apricot, and lemons. Palate is dry and bitter. Very interesting, thanks to DavidP for sharing this!
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange body, thin white head. Bitter citrusy flavor. Tastes like an IPA, the hops are way too citrusy for a pilsener. The flavor is nice but doesn’t fit. Weak aroma, some pale malt.