Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells perfumy with some crisp dry malt presence. Tastes bitter with some nice dry pilsner malty goodness and some splashes of perfumy wildflower like hoppy touches on the finish.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden with a lacing white head. Light hoppy and grassy aroma. Flavour is dry and mild cardboardish. Slowly building dry bitterness with a light spice note. Nicely mild herbal and bitter finish.
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish fine-bubbled shiny white head. Yellow body with carbonation. Light mildly fruity peppery aroma with malty earthy notes. Dry golden fruity taste with malty honeyish notes and traces of mint. Chalky, clean, sharpish mouthfeel. Aftertaste is much the same. Spicy, minty taste lingers. An excellent pils. (0.25l draft at der Pschorr, München.)
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Castle. Wow. Maaaaaaaan this stuff was good. Since it was on tap I’m sure it was in the best possible condition to be enjoyed outside of Munich, and I’d be so bold as to say that this is about as close as one can get to true German draught beer in North America. Amazing, simple, subtle and floral aroma of Noble hops, mixed in with pils malts that promise not to disappoint. Flavour is the same as the aroma but magnified. Crisp, smooth as a Helles, refreshing, with a perfect Noble hop finish, followed by an absolutely delicious sweet and bready malt character. This is, in all honesty, the best German Pilsener I’ve ever had! A Pilsener that entices you to drink more and more, pint after pint!
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ abbot on the hill - Toronto, Lovely proud head on a cloudy orange body, wonderful yeast ho aroma with a matching taste, a slightly dry finish, enjoyable
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ papago. clear gold with a short lived white head. floral aroma with some citrus, metallic malts and corn feed. flavor is earthy with the aroma on the palate. dry spicy finish. light bodied.
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Castle
Tapped a crystal clear gold with a 2 finger cap that has moderate retention and fair lacing quality.
Aroma is bready and ripe with noble hop bontanicals...light floral tone from German Saaz
Up front you’d think this was Edelhelle as they use the same malts...you get theat bready biscuit taste laced with woody Hesbruckers and Hallertaus ...then mid palate bittering appears and carries on to the finish to dry it up significantly.
Of all the commercial German Pils I have tried I like this best...very malty yet dry and spicey in the finish
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden with a brief and white head.
Dry almost flour-ish in both aroma and flavour. Hoppy and grassy.
rlgk (10611) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Yellow, white head. Hoppy, grassy aroma. Hoppy flavor, grassy and metallic notes.
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Haket, Göteborg) Clear golden color, white head. Grainy malty scent. Weak malty taste. Thin mouthfeel.