swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, light straw colored pour, decent grassy hop flavor, saaz bitterness. Decent pilsner
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Gordon Biersch-Columbus. Pours a very pale yellow-gold with big carbonation bubbles and a two-finger white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pale malts, crackers, and straw- not a whole lot to it, but it works. The flavor is a more subdued version of the same, probably overwhelmed by the massive amount of sharp carbonation in this. Not quite as hoppy as I’d like but all right.
spjensen (86) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Enjoyable and easy to drink, almost too easy. A bit malty after taste with a slightly clovey aroma.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is clear gold, thin white head. Somewhat grainy ,earthy aroma. Taste is a nicely balanced.
tomciccateri (979) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the Taipei location. Pours a gold color with slight head, light body but pronounced hop bitterness.
Ron (2315) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had these at the Buffalo location. Pours clear gold with a white head. Grainy malty aroma with light grassy hops. The flavor is grainy and sweet with light spicy hops.
NielsenRatings (8106) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Broomfield. Clear, golden appearance with a white head. Rich pale malty, straw, grassy hoppy aroma. Pretty potent grassy hoppy, crisp pale malty flavor. Pretty spicy hops.
PacNWDad (64) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was not very impressed with this beer. Aroma is not nearly as hoppy as I would expect, nor is the taste. Pilsners should have a reasonable amount of hops and this does not.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Atlanta brewpub. Comes clear light gold with small white head. Aroma of grain and hops. Taste is malt, grain, citrus and some hops. Thin body. OK.
MiP (12989) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught, 5.6% at the brewpub. Not much aroma. The flavour starts off with a bready maltiness, medium bitterness. Some paper in the finish. Very subtle aroma hop flavour. Not the best example of the Czech pilsener style, but not a bad beer.