junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Czech Style Pilsner. Why do I even bother with these? Oh yeah thats right to increase my ratio. Typical in every way and indistinguishable from all the others. Very easy to drink though. No need to keep trying to duplicate what the old masters have perfected. Be original and make something new!
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. As Czech Style Pilsner. Golden color with an ok white head. Smells grainy. Rather thin, foamy carbonation, grain, lightly spicy hop. It’s ok. Finish is fairly bitter.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Columbus Microbrew Fest. Simple lager with a very slight bit of hop notes. Overall - not worth buying.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Columbus location.Pours a amber color with a thin lacing head.The nose was spicy and hoppy.Flavor had a nice bitter hop bite as it finished bitter where it stuck on the back of my throat.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured golden with a trim white head from the tap in Tempe. Overloaded with the bitterness of hops along with notes of pepper. Nothing I would recommend, as I couldn’t even finish my sample.
TapMaster (20) - , California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted clove on the first sip , loved the label story of pilsner, but after that it slipped a bit, would give anonymously to an acquaintance
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with lots of white head. Noble hops are the show here. I enjoy them. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Medium body and dry. High carbonation. Not great, but drinkable.
Derek881 (1018) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 I sampled some of this beer on tap at the brewpub in DC, and then had it again in the BWI airport in a tall pint glass. It had a grainy hops aroma with touches of earthy and grassy hops, along with floral and citrus hops notes and a bit of caramel malt. The beer had a clear and rich golden straw color with a moderate, foamy white head with very good retention, and average cling and lacing. The flavor was mostly, but not heavily, a crisp bitter grainyness with touches of floral character, and some light sour citrus and subtle notes of sweet malt. The beer was initially wet with a light mouthfeel, but became a bit dry, and although slightly watery in texture, it had a high and lively level of carbonation.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a very yellow golden color. Head is a thin white. Aroma is german hops and carbonated water with wheat. Taste is same, a very dry beer but too watery for me. Aftertaste is cotton balls and bandaids. Probably my least favorite beer here (though none are above average).
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Washington, DC location. Saaz hop bitterness, not quite, near metallic. Medium yellow, a caesar crown of white and lace. Medium mouthfeel. Off bitterness that makes it not all that drinkable.