blueduk (118) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours hazy straw-colored with a medium white head. Only decent retention and lace (like more in a pils).
Saaz aromas leap out on first sniff, but tragically disappear after a few minutes. I’ve had this problem before with GV - really nice aromas that only last a few minutes. The malts then develop in the nose.
Red Hills Pils is full-bodied and a little bitter for the style, with some hops in the finish as well. The main flavors are pale malts and a little bit of acidity. The first whiff was very promising, and the beer turned out to be very average.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Golden Valley Brewery. Pale yellow. Labatt with a slightly more complex flavour. Nothing more to say about it.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUN 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap – Brewery]
This off reddish colored beer with a good nose was a great start finally. It was a easy to drink session beer and this was true so far for all Golden Valley brews. Crisp and had a slight bitterness this was becoming something. Good Job.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This would be another great beer that I could just drink constantly as a session beer. A rich take on the style, with a nice body that is just enough of all its components that you do not get bored drinking it. The only things that got me was a bit of a cheesy pepper bite that came up from time to time in the finish. Otherwise very light, crips and refrshing
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This was a nice crisp grassy pils. Pours a nice glowing straw gold with great clarity and a fizzy white head. Great hop presence giving it a very crisp and refreshing flavor and a medium dry finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold, ring of head, film of lacing. Aroma of clean pale malt & grassy faint hops. Not as toasty as I like but clean, refreshing, but ultimately boring.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty, grainy and fruity. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are fruity, mild and slightly sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and a touch grapefruit and floral. Well balanced. Light and refreshing. Nice pilsner. Smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.