mq4188 (3) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2008 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft from Gordon Biersch Store in Virginia Beach, VA.
Lager had been made fresh, sent to freezer, then to tap.
Beautiful head and golden yellow/brown body.
Taste had a wonderful, fruity body and bite with no strong linger or bitterness.
Lacing and clean, white head was outstanding.
This was the best lager I have ever tasted. Maybe I was lucky and the brew was fresh but it was outstanding just the same.
I have never tasted from bottle but my entry was tasted from a chilled lager glass.
I am surprised it hasn’t been rated higher.
The best brewery/pub or local lager at restaurant I have ever tried.
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.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly convincing noble hop character in this, smooth and clean with good malt backbone and a refined bitterness and floral noble hop aroma. Fairly fresh bottle, less than a month old, sometimes in a beer like this that makes all the difference...
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company--Pilsner--Crisp Golden Lager--2004--12 oz. Bottle. 5.30% ABV--35 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner. Mild lacy head. Clear bright light golden color. Tangy floral Saaz hop front. Crisp smooth creamy mild dry sweet buttery pilsner malt mild citrus fruit body. Clean balanced hop citrus end. Tasty. Sampled 5/16/2004.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dulles Airport - I was blown away by this beer. Shocked by the low ratings. Malty, citrus and slight hop aroma. Flavor was slightly malty with a perfect hop bitterness. This beer was great from start to finish and got better as it warmed.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Miami. Very respectable pils. Crisp and clean with a mouth puckering Saaz spiciness. Lovely offering.
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’
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This from the bottle -- Good gold color but little impressive aroma. Crisp and clean lightly malted with just a minor aftertaste. Better on draft at the brewpub.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beeronthewall. This one is criminally under-rated. Pours canary with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma is pale grainy malt, honey, apricot, and hopcitrus. Tastes pale malty up front, giving way to a crisp and very refreshing hopcitric a,d honey-dipped apricot flavor, with the hops seeming to get crisper as it warms. YEt another beer that I would buy by the case if I could, and I’d love to side-by-side this with Prima and Pikeland.
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - APR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out gold. 4ºSRM.
Nosed the same as the SommerBrau.
Mouthfeel is watery. Carbonation was not as pronounced as the seasonal. Palate is pale malt, but a lot less sweet. Hops crashed onto the palate a lot quicker and more aggressively. They were still bitter and light without being cloying on the palate.
Finish was clean because of the hops with the bitter being just a little more evident than the SommerBrau which I had just before this one.