MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
First off, this limited release from Granville Island, for summer, is not one of their best offerings. That said, it pours with a light gold colour and an adequate white head. Both the aroma and taste have too much malt and note enough hops for a Bohemian, and the taste is a tad sweet as well. Otherwise, taste is decently crisp but more hops, please!
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pilsner is one of the exceptions in an otherwise bland, pedestrian selection of craft brews from Granville Island. Unfortunately it is rarely available. It looks, taste, and finishes far better than most GI beers and is a straightforward example of a pilsner.
Lubiere (12571) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pils with a creamy white head. Nice herbal hops, with a bit of horseblanket notes. Light crisp malt with lots of german hops, crisp bitterness. Medium bodied. Very pleasant pils from GIB. Merci, JM.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle: Pours a deep gold with medium white head. Decent retention as well. Aroma is grassy/woody with malt undertones. Slight skunky-hop but very understated. Flavour is malty with a slightly sweet fruity middle. A nice (not too) skunky-hop bitter finish. Overall I would pick this pilsner over many European ones any day. Very drinkable.
Crit (3762) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold with decent white head.Light spicy hop nose.Slightly spicy, light bitterness, light malt profile. A bit on bland side
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with slightly rocky head. Appley, spicy hop aroma with background maltiness. Lightly bitter, with some breadcrusty malt notes and hints of herbal hops. Fairly smooth and clean, but disappointingly bland for a GI seasonal.
stephen louis (165) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is like a lite version of their very good IPA.I would have expected better from Granville Is.
It is pretty true to style but I wish they had pumped up the flavour(hops) alittle and backed off the malt start.
Nice looking beer on the pour and nothing offensive in the nose.
It is smooth and sweet and has a nice hop middle with a sweet end that manages to dry up,but just.
A good basic beer..but not a true pilsner more like a incredibly good Canadian molsen..
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 650ml special release. Colour is golden with a decent size white head. Aroma is malty with the noticeable Saaz hops to complement the nose. Flavour is not great, a little too thin and nothing that grabs you. Aftertaste is bland and not bitter as I expected. Not one of Granville Island’s best.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden colour, thick white head, fading quicly to thin lace. Salty pale malt aroma, prominent grassy and flowery Saaz hops in the nose. Very thin body, little flavour, but a crisp finish. It’s refreshing enough, but it doesn’t seem like enough bitterness to really qualify as a pilsener.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden in color with a light Saaz aroma. Light body with an almost wort sweet malt flavour and a small ammount of Saaz to back it up with. Seemed ok with the first sip but the sugary sweetness really gets to you after a while.