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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Pilsner is a crisp, golden, highly hopped lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mq4188 (3) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2008 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2002
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2004
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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2001
Draft in Miami. Very respectable pils. Crisp and clean with a mouth puckering Saaz spiciness. Lovely offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Good Pilsner. Nice flavor good aroma but for someone who prefers pilsner beers cause of their hoppy character this may be a bit ’underhoppy’

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - APR 18, 2016
5.3%ABV. Pilsner. 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.

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