blackflag321 (547) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this straight from the can and in various glasses. Pale straw color. Big, big head so it must be opened and poured carefully; susceptible to gushing if the can is even slightly shaken. Mild, clean taste of bready, sweet malt; hints of grass and spice. I really like this, glad it comes in pint cans.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Hazy golden body with a big frothy, white head, slowly diminishing — probably because this was a gusher. Aroma of butterscotch and more butterscotch with just a hint of sulfur, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, buttery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Dirty, diacetyl-laden, infected, overly bitter. Looks good, though.
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate grass, light honey, and bread. It’s a transparent gold with a two finger head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is a thin sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light honey and lightly sweet cereal/grain notes. The finish has light-moderate grass/straw. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a really nice Pilsner. I’ve passed on this is cans several times. Hopefully it translates in cans as well as it does on tap.
burg326 (4231) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cloudy yellowish color from the can with aromas of grass, light spice, some floral notes aromas cereal. Flavors matched the aromas, meh overall.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Sicilianos. Pours yellow with a thick white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Nice hop aroma. Solid floral notes with enough bitterness to keep things interesting. Nice example of style.
Tmoney99 (11475) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Nice beer.
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank straight from the can in my hotel room. Strong grassy nose, follows in taste, so much grass it almost comes off as skunk... But it’s not. Mild malt sweetness, ample bitterness that lingers long after the sip. Light body, pretty good pils.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. pours hazy and almost cloudy pale but bright yellow with a creamy white head offering good retention and strong lacing. fresh grains and cereals, insanely fragrant - flowers, spices, citrus, chewy pils, fruity - white grapes - pinot-gris-like, minerals - touch of sulfur, bright citrus, clean yeast esters - slight dustiness, hint of sweetness. healthy carbonation - prickles a bit, light body - oily, relatively dry, smooth yet crisp spicy-citrusy finish. very pleasant surprise!
asedzie (644) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Angeli’s in the U.P. Pours hazy golden with moderate to thick pillowy white head. Nose is hoppy with floral, resiny and even slightly pine-like. More rich bready malt notes as the head dissolves after some time - this is actually when the balance achieves a definite bo-pils quality. Flavor is somewhat hop-dominated with a resiny bite of bitter grapefruit peel. Finishes with a long lasting bitter hoppiness. For the style, I prefer a softer balance of hops and malt that really showcases the purity of the water, malts and yeast but this is a tasty take on the classic style - leans towards the hoppy in a big way, but has a nice bready malt profile beneath.
ARH (707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma has a bit of a banana and vanilla note with some cereal, and black pepper. It pours a clear, pale gold color with a white, small bubble head. It reduces to a medium ring with a dusty surface and leaves an abundant sheet lace. The taste is a medium light bitter with a medium sweetness to it. The oily textured beer has a medium light body and a zippy carbonation. There’s tones of cereal, grain, a light citrus, a dry, clean pine and a mineral note in the finish. the pine and mineral stick around with a bit of pepper in the aftertaste.