kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow gold under a nice frothy white head that left lots of sticky lacing. The nose is pretty well perfect for me, clean bready and doughy pils malt with a Saaz hop nose that’s delicate and clean. This aroma is right up there with Prima. The flavor is pretty solid as well, clean on the lagering, balanced malt and hops. The hop flavor isn’t quite there for me though, just not quite as bright and snappy as Prima. Lighter bodied with soft gentle carbonation, decent lingering finish. Nice beer all in all, but it’s a crowded competition up there at the top level for the style.
charule (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 7/11. Poured golden with white head. Aroma light with grain. Light carb med bod. Light sweet honey hay grain taste
rolfc81 (64) - - JUL 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay pilsner. Not as good as Krombacher........................................
thome50 (1047) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via Summer Secret Santa 2014. Pours a deep yellow with white head. Aroma is popcorn, corn and hay. Taste is slightly sweet corn and some spice. Some nuts and a little lemon. Nice pils.
MercyDevice (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very bright gold with a huge, foamy head. Malt and bread notes, with a hint of fruit. A very good pils!
SamP01 (577) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma and taste is sweet fruity notes, yeast, grains, some malt. Palate is a light to medium body, crisp clean refreshing mouth feel. The finish is sweet malt, fruity mild citrus, yeast and bread with a mild hops on the end for balance. This is good refreshing mild brew for a hot summer day.
wxman (1448) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bright pale gold with a fairly decent white head. Sweet grass aroma. Taste is crisp, sweet pale malt with some biscuits and new mown hay. Hops are well balanced with the malt to make for a refreshing pils. Quite good.
Atom (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a bright clear golden with a large off-white head. Aroma of musky caramel malt, some honey, light grassy hops, and dry pils yeast. There is a lingering sweetness that sticks to the palate all the way through, grassy hops and graham cracker, with yeast on the finish. Nice!
ScipioA (312) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with a little orange and I swear a slight green tinge on it. Nice floral/bready aroma, quite a bit spicier than Great Lakes’ other lagers as is true to style. Flavor generally more of the same with a mouthfeel this seems a little heavy for a refreshing lager. Decent, but unexceptional pils.
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, bubbly, yellow gold with a tall white head.
Slightly lemony grain malt aroma.
Solid pilsner malt, crisp floral taste.
Overall, Great Lakes deserves more notice than it gets....nearly always solid beers out of this brewery.