Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Original rating was (accidentally) low on overall impression...Nose of wet (fresh) hops and malt. It’s a mouthful, with IPA-like bitterness levels but the smoothness of a Maibock...about time someone made a lager that took the hop character to IPA levels. Tastes like domestic rather than Euromalt, which is really my only gripe...a fabulous drink!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full Sail Brewing Company CapSize Double Pilsner--Brewers Reserve 2002 2002 22 oz. Yes 7.20% 4.75 / 5.0 Pilsner Clear thin rich golden amber color.Rich floral Saaz hop front.Crisp rich sweet malt body with dry caramel malt flavor.Lagered IPA flavor.Rich spicy hot hop citrus bitter end.Balanced Rich Excellent. 8/9/2002.
Full Sail Brewing Company Capsize Double Pilsner--Reserve 2003 2003 22 oz. Yes 7.20% 4.5 / 5.0 Pilsner--Imperial Clear bright rich golden thin amber color.Light lacy head.Rich floral Saaz hop front.Crisp hot rich caramel Pislner malt body.Creamy thick rich buttery texture.Mild citrus hot earthy hop end.IPA Lager 10/18/2003
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
never heard of a ’double pilsner’ before. nice floral nose. pale in color. flavors are simple, but satisfying - malt and hops. the zippy bitterness and relatively high alcohol content balance the moderatly thick malty body. sort of like a cross between an IPA and ur-bock. very good. upgraded rating after my second bottle - excellent.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep gold color, medium head. A full-bodied pilsner. Very malty and very hoppy. Very full flavor. Big and bold, yet very smooth taste. Pilsner flavor but very full and expansive taste. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Interesting beer. Not much of an alcohol bite at 7.2%
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full disclosure: Full Sail’s my fave brewery. That said, Capsize is a must taste beer. Perkeo below is right--it is the kind of beer I’ve been hoping to see one day. My sense is that the beer was more in keeping with the style than some of the other raters here: wonderfully crisp, backed by a luscious layer of malt, just ever so sweet in the finish. It’s a big boy, but not at all green and nicely balanced. Good Stuff!
PhillyBeer2112 (2523) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2002: Dark copper color. Rich malty aroma and strong malty flavor. Almost fruity. Sufficient hops for balance and thats about it. Would be great unfiltered.
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting interpretation of the pilsner style. Very complex for its style. Floral, flowery smell with malty aroma and a nice sweetish bitter hoppy finish. Refreshing yet complex!
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, 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.
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.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty and slightly estery aroma--warm, substantial and very pleasant...Color a rich orange-gold with fluffy head that stays "busy"...Rich, well-balanced malt profile dominates the flavor spectrum, but hops chime in with a restrained but sharp supporting snap that lasts through the finish. Zesty Saaz spice is a welcome side sensation. Body is satisfyingly full and its overall richness (along with healthy ABV) warms the soul as well as the body...So to those who lament the anemic character of too many pilseners: Take heart! A savior has arrived---although by all indications, for a limited time only...