ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After rollerblading with the kids on a perfect pilsner day, I HAD to go get a sixer of these,
luckily I found one on my second stop. This brew pours a clear sparkling light gold. The
large frothy white head is tight, fully lasting and has stellar lacing. The clean nose is
balanced. Sweet malty bread, toasted cereal, hay and flowers, perfumed hops, and a touch
of resin. The flavor though not massively complex has astounding balance with a light
sweet start, a middle that has a decent crisp acidity, and an average finish that is a nutty
yeasty bittersweetness. I can’t make up my mind on the exceptional palate; at times it
seems dry, at times it seems watery, and at times it seems creamy. I guess I’ll have to
have another (4th) one and get back to ya on that. The body is light to medium, and the
carbonation is soft. The finish feels very astringent and ever so slightly metallic. So this is
what a great pilsner tastes like. I can quaff this brew like few others. This brew is enough to force me to change my philosophy
toward - and lack of appreciation for - pilsners.
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I liked this one and the bock at the brewery. The darks were good, but I guess with friends somehow you enjoy the lighter beers.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2002
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Typical pilsener with poor flavors--but fortunately weak in mouthfeel.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good - but not the best - actually, pretty average as far as pilsners go.
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: Bitter, but not as much as expected for a pils. Has the everpresent GB crispness and mildness.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden color, with a body that’s pretty thin and clear. There’s a light carbonation, while the foam is a little light and doesn’t last too long. Nose has a clean maltiness, a little fruity, maybe grapey. A few swirls unleash the hops that provide a Gordon Biersch characteristic that is something of a herbal, almost medicinal aroma, as well as a slight note of peppery spice. A slight carbonation tingles the tongue at first, but then it runs through fairly smooth and light, not really offering too much along the way. I’d certainly appreciate a few more bubbles and a little more sharp crispness. Initial malty, fruity flavors greet the taste buds, with very faint signs of apple. The herbs and spice come into play towards the end, but seem a little too brief to really request much attention. The hops do impart a considerable dryness at the back, with a mild tang and a slight sourness. The dryness lingers well into the aftertaste where it meets with a mild apple and slight grassiness, but little attempt at a malty balance. I’m not sure if it’s just the lack of malt, but I certainly find myself looking for something else in the aftermath.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty good. nice light beer when your drinking with friends at the brewery.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Pilsner. Nice flavor good aroma but for someone who prefers pilsner beers cause of their hoppy character this may be a bit ’underhoppy’
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a great benchmark for other pilsners to live up to. The hardest thing is choosing between this and the GB Marzen.
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Astonishly European Pilsner. Crisp and tasty.