dbarnold (1079) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best Pilsener that I’ve had. Light, crisp, and refreshing. Hoppier than usual so you get some in the nose and the back of the palate. It’s also devoid of that lagery sweet finish that plagues most pils. Good light beer!
MadRobin (1064) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sampler at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Clear, bright golden-straw color with a creamy, off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of pale malt, grass and earthy herbal hops.
Taste of grass, grain, herbs and earthy hops.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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chanfoli (8) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a moderately intense yellow with a finger and a half of fine foam which falls over the course of a few minutes to an alomst solid layer which lasted for about 3/4 of the pint glass. The aroma is bready, grassy, with hints of funky wheat and maybe some pepper and rose. The first sip hits with a bite of bitter hops which gives way to the lager yeast and noble hop contributions of leaves, wheat bread, rose and grass. There is also a small hint of tartness and fruit. The feel in the mouth is crisp, dry with medium lively carbonation and a sensation of high mineral, somewhat hard water. Overall an above average pils for me. I should note that I am not really a pils fan but I think Great Lakes produced something pretty true to style and it looks pretty.
chalicemaster (45) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think it would be easy for Great Lakes (who make many great beers) to overcomplicate a pilsener, but it’s actually very subtle and exactly what you want from a pilsener. Easy to confuse with ’boring’ - this is probably a perfect summer beer, it goes down easy but not without a little something extra lingering in the background. On the finish there’s a pleasant hop and floral sensation doesn’t hang around, but is noticeable enough to add a little depth to this simple but highly enjoyable beer.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. Filtered orange-tan body. Big, fluffy white head. Classic boho aroma, brewhouse malt, spicy noble hops. Light to medium bodied, very true to style. Easy golden malt body, some nice doughy lager tones. Really clean. A solid example, quite enjoyable, sessionable.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light gold color with a medium lasting head. Lots of carbonation, a continuous stream of bubbles on all sides of the glass, very pleasant to look at, mesmerizing. A light grassy floral aroma with bread notes. Slight peppery taste, grassy. The finish is mildly acidic from the carbonation and lasting. Very pleasing on the palate and quite drinkable.
thedm (4783) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated transparent yellow colored body. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of softly acidic hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Darkover (1499) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow color with a big white head. Aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is lightly sweet and a little hoppy, light body, average carbonation, dry and slightly bitter finish.
tmoreau (1673) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a shaker at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a clear, light golden color, a very modest amount of white head foam that quickly diminished to a thin ring & film, and didn’t offer much in the way of lacing. The nose was light grain, some distinctive Pils malt, light corn scent, and a little earthiness. Light to medium bodied, maybe just a hint of sweetness, but mainly dry, the carbonation was disappointedly on the soft side, and noble hop bitterness was moderate and mildly earthy. Crisp & clean. An okay German Pils.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. pours yellow with great white head. aroma of corn flakes and hops. taste is lemony hops crisp refreshing
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear straw yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is grassy with sweet malt and noble hops. Taste is sweet, noble and grassy with a crisp finish. Just another pils.