thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 75. This draft brew from the brewpub in Hamburg Germany poured a small sized head of finely sized off-white colored bubbles that left behind a dark brown colored semi-transparent hazy uncarbonated body and a good lacing. The aroma was mildly malty and the mouth feel was very smooth and malty. The flavor contained notes of sweet malts toffee and mild caramel. This beer is the wrong color for the style of Pilsner and was down graded accordingly, but very good and extremely tasty.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fully clear pale-amber; spritzily carbonated to good, dense cream-coloured head. Very malty nose, both pale & ambrée malts, sweet but fresh herbal smell also. Aroma of freshly separated double cream. Short bitterish onset, subsequently softening when the sweet malts appear, cookie-like. Retronasal and the tonguesides tell it however: here’s some serious hopping done. Flavour is again very herbal. Well bodied for a bottom-fermenting beer of only 5.1%. Slightly slick, long bitterish hop-aromatic aftertaste. I agree with Vienna because of the colour and the malts. But the hopping is entirely in the Northern German Pilsener style. I’m wondering at some of the comments that this wouldn’t be hoppy enough! Not for a Westcoast IPA, no... AND I like this - thanks Yogi & Pivo!
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mmmm a medium brown with substantial sticky, off-white foam. More aromatic hop components than flavor -- and mostly herbs around apiole. Some astringency in the feel. Thanks pivo and yogi!
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Thanks Yogi_Beera!! Amber colour. Aroma of "Fünf Kräuter" (herbal, medicinal). Sweet, medium bodied and mild with low bitterness. About as far from a pils as you can make a lager. Odd, but quite pleasant.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pils? Not quite, but a decent beer anyway. Slightly sulfury nose lost a few point with me. Generally a fresh smelling and tasting beer. Deep cloudy amber color. Gritty finish. Overall tasty but not really balanced. Unbelievable atmosphere in the Braukeller. You know you are in Europe/Germany as soon as you walk into the 250 year-old establishment. It’s the kind of experience Disney couldn’t make with a million dollars.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oakes, how can that happen, I add it and you rate it right away? Are you in Hamburg? :-) Quite cool location, nice cellar with the typical bavarian food. Orange, trub. Very yeasty not like an Pils. Very flat carbonation. I was disappointed!
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, orangey-coloured, with a malt accent. I know they call it a pils, but my personal call would be Vienna. Especially from Hamburg, it just isn’t that hoppy to be a pils. Good fresh, character though.