crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Dane Verrückte Stadt German Pils
Got a 64 ounce branded growler of this not 24 hours old as a gift.
Pours into my stange with a nice fluffy white three finger head. It sticks around for awhile before leaving some very nice lacing behind. This beer is pale pale gold, and very clear and bright. This is perhaps the clearest most filtered looking beer I’ve ever seen. It looks like a stalwart German pilsener.
The scent is very grassy and floral, more american pilsener style. There is also some malt.
Taste is very American styled pilsener. It is bursting with malt sour lemon fruitiness and some grassy spice. Like most American pilseners it is totally unrefined in taste compared to its European counterparts with some diacetyl. This one is very light on taste, would make a good summertime quencher as it goes down extremely easy though its not that much of a pleasure to down.
The mouthfeel is smooth, with some wateriness and a nice balance of carbonation.
Overall its a malt bomb of a pils with that typical American, go-over-the-recipe-once-then-brew-it scheme.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub in Wausau. Clear pale golden pour with a smaller spotty white head. Nose is very faint. Crisp palate but just mild cream / grain here. Dull.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a clear straw blonde colored brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of crystal grain malt, some corn grits, with a touch of grassy hops. Taste is light bodied, a little gritty in texture with flavors of a light multi-grain crystal malt, grassy hops and a touch of white pepper. Finish is a little gritty, some grassy hop character aftertaste that quickly disappears to a crisp finish.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color with a grassy smell and some dark bread. The taste is full with subtle celery and black pepper spice. There is also some bread crust. This package comes together nicely. This is probably the best lager I ever had at a brewpub.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant light straw color with a moderate white head. Noble hops aroma. Sweet hops flavor with a nice malt balance. A bit thin in body. Finish is a bit "stingy" with sharp hops. A decent domestic german pils.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, fruity, some nice ending bitterness, good color and lacing in the glass, hints of pepper and spice. Slightly better than the Pecks Pils I thought.
kramer (4359) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Great Dane. Pours a clear very pale yellow body with a wispy white head. A little DMS on the nose with very light hops, a little bit of Saaz maybe. The flavor is pretty clean and crisp with nice sharp finish despite the minimal bitterness. Light bready pils maltiness. Light bodied and easy drinking with moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, above average for a brewpub German Pils.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It was a bit too pale, and has a heavy carbonation. I don’t think beer should bubble like a Coke.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw yellow with no head. Light corn nose with some grassy hops and sweet malts. Taste of mild corn and perfumed sweet malts. A little sour and chalky with a bitter finish.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the downtown brewpub. Sample. Super thin green yellow. Soapy head. I detect some buttery, off flavors. Soft, pleasant body. The off flavors really kill this one for me. Buttery, infected, whatever.