tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color. Smell is of malts, some sweetness. Taste is malts up front, a touch of hops, dry at the finish. Overall a refreshing and easy drinking beer.
Marheb (4197) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(En fűt ŕ Gordon Biersch Mission Valley San Diego): Des instances fromagées et trčs vertes se bousculent dans un liquide assez protéiné et moelleux. Quelque dérange, une sorte de reflet mentholé gingembresque qui me distrait de ce que le reste essaie de faire.
JohnRMurdoch (4162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Yellow orange, reasonable head. Resin grain aroma. Vegetable malt flavour. Metallic aftertaste. Not a good beer.
asheft (2891) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[on tap at Gordon Biersch, DTW airport]
Fairly weak aroma of sweet pilsner malt and low zesty, Czech, noble hops. Less cracker and fermentation character compared to the Golden Export. Bight gold under lacy, white wisps. Flavour begins with balanced crackery malt and hops bitterness and then becomes pungent noble hops, and then the bitterness really holds on into the crisp finish. The bitterness together with the carbonic bite, are a little unpleasant. Light body, medium carbonation.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Taipei. Golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of light metal, grain and some hints of citrus. Not a typical Czech Pilsner.
svandyke (164) - USA - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz at DTW after NCSS- really golden color with nice thick head. Too bad there’s no nose to the beer. So mediocre...
Prufrockstar (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at SJC. Clear gold with white head. Aroma brings biscuit, citrus, grass. Some sweetness, a little toasted bread; short crisp bitter finish. Light body, lively carbonation. Overall: pretty decent airport beer.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I think 1.9 is a fair rating for this skunky beer. Flavor is ok but metallic and the aftertaste is slightly sour. Pour is weak with no head but the aroma is the worst....very skunky.
PorterPounder (6898) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atlanta International Airport - Concourse A restaurant - on tap. Medium golden pour, light snow white head with a generous coat of lacing. Aroma is pretty much neutral with a slight grainy hint to it. Crisp pilsner flavor with a hint of honey sweetness, a touch of grain, hints of biscuit - like malty sweetness. Crisp, clean mouthfeel.
culchiem (3341) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at San Jose airport. Lemon gold with a thin head. Hops and malt in the aroma and flavour. Grainy finish.
Frank (3811) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This a really solid pilsner w/ big floral hop flavor and fat maltiness w/o being too sweet or heavy. It is a clear golden color w/ a thin head of fine bubbles and lots of lace. It’s full bodied but crisp w/ vigorous carbonation. It might be a hair overboard in terms of body to be perfect for the style but given how far off some breweries get from this style it’s really hard to complain.