elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch 03 on label. Pours clear gold with a clean white head. Aroma is sugary, with white bread and grass. Palate displays beautifully fine carbonation over a crisp, smooth body. Quite pleasant. Flavor starts with pale malt, sugar, and soft peach, finishing with grassy bitterness. Simple, yet flavorful. This is a nice quencher with enough body to keep it interesting. “Robust” pilsner?
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Medium golden on the pour. Slight sweet hoppy aroma with some good maltiness. Nice hoppiness for a pilsener. Full flavored and well balanced. Solid brew.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle - Pours lt orange with a large white head...aroma is lightly hoppy and fresh grains...flavour is nicely bitter up front with a subtle maltiness, highly carbonated...not too much other than that, better than the other two LTD’s...not much of a pilsner, but still tasty...
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured medium gold with thick white head. Moderate lacing. Hoppy and grassy aroma. Medium body with sweet malty bones and some hoppy skin. Medium hop finish. Thirst quenching and welcome on a hot day.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Trader Joe’s. Pours a rather golden orange with a few white bubbles for head. Aromas of grass and caramel. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is malty/bready with some astringent floral/grassy hop. It really drinks quite well. Finish has substance and bitter.
bocefus (9) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely the best ltd series brew yet! It has been a few weeks since I tried this but i remember it was awesome! One of the few highlights of living in Oregon - Being surrounded by numerous breweries with good beer!
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is grass, hops, malts, herbal. Flavor is dough, light fruits, grass, hops. Finishes with a nice twang and herbal grassy sweetness. Nice pils.
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear,lovelly golden in colour. Large pure white head. Lashings of lace.
Great spicy/grassy hop aromas waft up.Some malts show.
Very malt centered beginning to the taste, then washed away by very livelly refreshing hops. Gives a kind of balance to the thing.
Thicker than usual mouthfeel for the style.
Great summer drinker.
I am not sure this could be called a "Classic German Pils"..but it is certainlly a great PNW one!
asedzie (565) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a moderate white head, some lacing. Aroma is fresh herbal hops, a subtle touch of citrus, mild earth, some light grainy malt. Beer is full bodied, phenomenal palate for a pils. Very nicely balanced. Malt is lightly sweet and has notes of dough and tort, green, leafy hop flavors merge with this, eventually petering out to a satisfying mouth-coating bitterness. Very well done American pilsner, loved reflecting on the character of the Sterling hops.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Aroma: Light malt and hops aroma - very earthy.
Appearance: Golden in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice malt flavor this was lightly hopped with some earthy spices.
Palate: Dry finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice summer session beer. Perfect for a hot day.