scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks mom! Bright gold, sticky heavy creamy white head. Rich sweet nose with notes of orange and lemon. Full bodied malt backbone, light roast, long lingering mild earthy hops. Very nice beer.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank this one at some restaurant in Grand Canyon Village. Light grain aroma. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Light bitter flavor that fades in the finish.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 5/19/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at BevMo Tempe. Pours clear golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to a thin but even layer of lace. The nose is hay malt, somewhat nutty, and a bit of spicy, earthy, and herbal hops. The flavor has a hint of sweetness, but overall, tastes the same as the nose with some hay and grass along with earthy, spicy, and herbal hops, and a nice hint of bitterness. The body is light with average carbonation and a long herbal and lightly bitter hops finish.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Being inspired by the falls, the color of this brew is a light golden color with honey-yellow accents. Once poured, it formed a nice thick, bright head fed by the early explosion of carbonation in the form of large bubbles that seemed to expand as the seconds ticked on. They reminded me of soap bubbles, swirling with colors. There was no haze to cloud the liquid, rather it was more clear and watery-thin. ---
There were a few different scents in this one, all of which worked very well together to form a crisp aroma. First was a delicious sweetness followed by a malty caramel, then an infusion of light spicy hops and a twang of saccharine yeast. Mostly simple, but still quite delicious in my nose. I’m trying to get back to embracing the candidness of the brew, rather than the clutter. ---
I gulped the first bottle (poured into the snifter) down fairly quickly without registering how easy it was to drink. The tastes that lingered on my tongue were very reminiscent of the fragrance, powered by the same sweetness, which turned out to be more grain-like in my mouth (not to be confused by grainy as it was actually quite smooth). Along with the sweet grain, there were also notes of honey, caramel, and spicy hops that were further exacerbated by the fabulous carbonation. The same carbonation also heavily contributed to the light body, keeping it from tasting watered-down or as thin as it looked in the glass. The biggest difference between the smell and the taste was that with the smell being so crisp and spring-like, I expected the mouth feel to be the same; instead, it only felt like it wanted to be crisp, but was holding on to something that kept it from being more quick and refreshing. ---
Of course, that’s not to say that this American Pilsner wasn’t refreshing, because it absolutely was and by the end of my second and last bottle, I wished that I had bought a few more. This is a beer best enjoyed with chicken or fish, nothing too heavy, although I’m sure it would work just as well washing a juicy medium-rare steak down as it would a thick fillet of whitefish on a bed of butter pasta. I would consider this a spring beer, but again, as I am really fond of it, I might consider this a spring to fall beer, just to keep me cool all summer.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep gold with thin white head and some lacing. Notes of hay and yeast. Balanced taste, though a tad weak.
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -as Grand Canyon American Pilsner. Orange/golden coloured, minimal whit head, citric hoppy nose. Aromatic citrusy hoppy, light caramel and grapefruity taste with grainy notes in rather bitter finish. Long-lasting hoppy aftertaste. Pleasant pils.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear gold with a creamy white head.
aroma of doughy malt, must, peppery spicy hops, honey and some onion-like skunkiness.
the flavor is similar... rather muted. hops are soft and iced tea-like.
creamy medium body. the mouth feel is not as crisp as i’d expect for the style. 6/4/5/3/13/3.1
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear gold. Big bubbled head. Some skunky hops and old caramel malt aroma. Flavor has some more skunky flavors with a bit of a crisp finish. Maybe some light honey notes. Not so good.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear medium gold with a one finger snow white head. The nose is grassy hops, malt and light citrus. The taste is light honey, malt and some bitter hops in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Decent Pilsner.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
True to color with a decent head. Smells fresh with noticeable hops. Full nectar with good carbonation. I would have liked to see a bit more bitterness on the finish where the malt dominates.