ryecatcher (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Grabbed this for Game 4 as Binny’s didn’t have any Molson Canadian (hockey sacrelige!) and HABC hasn’t really disappointed me yet (well, besides Chocolate Camaro, but everyone gets one free mulligan). Anyhow, this one pours a pale straw color with a fluffy white head, awesome retention, decent lacing. Nose is what you’d expect in a Pils (old school hops and some malt). Mouth is light to medium bodied, some lemon, light malts, lots of hippy bitterness, clean mouth feel. I like this one better than most other craft-brewed.Pilsners I’ve had. Solid effort.
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with good, creamy, white head, light legs / Bright , hoppy nose of pine, citrus, dandelion / Medium body, creamy, dry with some chew & astringency, but excellent balance and bitter finish / Musty, dry flavors of toasted grain, straw, pine, grapefruit, lemon, dandelion, pine nut / Not sure what to make of this. On one hand, it is a superb, dry ipa, but, on the other, it is unlike any other pilsner that I have tried..
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Thanks Ken. Fluffy, effervescent yellow. Nice foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweet. Taste is subtle. It is extraordinarily light in body and in flavor. Some breadiness, some lemon curd, and just a very slight hint of floral bitterness in the finish. This one is an enigma, initially thinking there wasn’t much to it, but the layers keep quietly revealing themselves after each sip. Delicate in a word. This has to be really hard to brew.
callmemickey (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden body, medium white head, spotty lacing. Nose was fairly fruity with xirris and grass. Would prefer a cleaner pils profile. Medium to light bodied semi-sweet. Lacking the crispness I need in a pils.
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can thanks to Brian. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A sweet honey and grainy malt nose. Crisp, some citrus hops, lemon, honey, a bit of earthy grains, finishes with a long fruity and earthy flavor. Very drinkable. Quite soft and tasty.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice grain and cracker flavor with some backing floral hops. Light and crisp, but could use just a bit more hop character.
dwm1034 (637) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallboy from Sherm1016’s beer fridge....thanks! Pours a bright clear yellow...thin head. Taste has a slight crisp edge to it...mild carbonation and a pleasantly bitter end. Tasty.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can. Pours a hazy gold color with a medium off white head. Aroma of fresh bread, hops, nice pilsner malt aroma. Flavor is bright and bitter, deliciously hoppy, with a strong bread malt flavor. This is almost a perfect craft pilsner. Hoppy, bready, perfectly balanced, medium bodied. This is unbelievable. Finishes hoppy. Near perfect pils.
Scipio (699) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, slightly hazy yellow with a good white head that lingers for a bit. Aroma is pretty mellow, consisting of grass, lemon, and hay. The taste contains lots of grass and lemon. Underneath these are some yeasty and grainy impressions. Its a little sweet with a quick, very grassy aftertaste. This one is crisp and very easy to drink. Its perfect for the summer. The body is light, thin in texture, with average carbonation. This one isn’t all that complex. Its alright.
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls. Clear golden. Clear light gold. This is really dry. Light hops might be noble. Some grain. The uber dry hops are a nice change of pace.