minch25 (578) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great pils, pretty mediocre actually. Needs more hops, needs more flavor. Lacking in kickassity
pjj16 (14) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2010 Pours a striking straw yellow with a thick head and champagne-like carbonation. Aroma is effervescent, spicy, and alluring earthiness. Flavor is substantial, malty sweetness followed by an oddly contrasting peppery aspect that transitions into a dry finish and unlikable bitterness. Left my face twisted and my palate unsatified.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by my brother. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Malty nose with some noble hops. Creamy malt flavor with a nice crisp noble hop finish.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a crystal clear golden straw yellow with small white head and many carbonation bubbles. Smells of sweet malts with a slight hint of hops. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Tatste of sweet malts with a slight hint of hop bitterness. Great american pils.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle available at the gift shop. Clear golden color with a short lived thin white head. Big purfumey nose with hints of citrus. This is a flowery sweet beer. Raw grain, lemon cookies, with a long sweet/tart lemon peel finish. This is a full flavored beer that would go well with most food.
satan165 (1014) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at brewpub. aroma of corn, vegetative sweetness. appearance is crystal yellow, spotty lacing. flavor is subtle breads, lightly toasted perhaps but then quickly washed out. mouthfeel is lighter then air. good fodder for pretzels. no way this could stand up or in any way compliment ’marbled meats’ as the commercial description mentions. sweetness lingers then turns bitter at end.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Draft at the brewpub on a sunny winter afternoon. Pours a clear straw yellow color with a thin, lasting white head and streaky lacing. Mild aroma of grass and peppery hops. Crisp and light with a decent bitterness, it drinks really well. Spicy pepper, mild light fruits and grassy malt flavors along with a mild nuttiness. all in all is came across as a lighter version of their Dortmunder."
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear and golden with large thick white head. large nose of noble hops. flavor with a lot of hop bitterness before some floral noble flavor, the lack of any substantial bready malt flavor or much malt flavor at all, is consistent with the german pils style. a solid example of the style
Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler, poured a crystal clear beautiful golden color with a very thick white head. Grainy aromas with some earthy, spicy hop notes as well. Sweet grainy flavor that is not balanced well with the hops. It’s overly sweet, seemed not fully attenuated. Nice mouthfeel, middle of the road which is nice for a pils. Sweet finish. I was really excited for this beer and wanted to like it more than I did, but it just was way too sweet for my liking. On a side note, I have a distinct feeling that all three Great Lakes Pils beers are actually the same beer, Prohibition, Barrel Select and this one, they all have the same ABV and IBU’s....