jstraw (1960) - 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..
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16oz can from the brewery. Pale yellow-tan body, that faint classic Pils tinge. Thin, steady, creamy white head. Grassy, sweet aroma. Very hop forward, dry, rindy. Smooth golden malt and some deep Lager tones. Balanced, with a lot going on for such a drinkable, refreshing beverage. Drier and more hop forward than a German example, but really firmly planted in its style, a true and authentic example of the style. Top ten US Pils for sure.
Damico (3138) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, E. would love this! Pours hazy unclear lemon juice in color with a nice lacey white head. Aroma really opened up with some time, bringing sweet malts so pleasant in the nose. Flavor brings grapey lightly sweet malts so smooth on the palate, not too crispy but just right on the body.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, pours hazed gold with white head. Big peppery grassy aroma. Flavors are loaded with saaz, good bitterness and peppery character, great balance, crisp and clean. Awesome czech/american pils.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the tap room. Can’t wait til this is in cans. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a sticky white head. Nose is clean with a grassy noble nose to it. Stiffness as well. Pils malt sweetness. This isn’t a Bohemian, for the record. On tasting, it has a really nice and firm bitterness that is balanced by a clean pilsner malt sweetness. Dry on the finish, no astrigency and some herbal hoppiness in terms of flavor. Realy nicely done overall.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5 ounce sample pour at the tap room. Aroma is grain, some pilsner funkiness, and hints of lemon. Appearance is a bright yellow with decent amounts of foam and lacing. The taste is fantastic, one of the best pilsners I’ve had in a while. Grain, citrus, yeast, mineral water, very very refreshing and highly drinkable. Palate is perfectly suited for this style. It’s big bodied enough to carry the summer flavors on the light side of medium, steady carbonation, crisp. Overall it’s an excellent beer that would be great in larger than 5 ounce portions.
HonkeyBra (4025) - 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.
ordybill (1301) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a crystal clear golden yellow with a large white head. The aroma is full of malt. The flavor is malt intense with some hops in the background. This is a really good pilsner.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source... Pours a mostly transparent pale lagery light cider consistency, homogenous, and topped with a creamy barely off-white head... Aroma of soft grain and grassy undertones with a touch of lemon accents. Light spice on the backend... Flavors are crisp with semi-sweet grain and cooperating grassy semi bitter spicy hops backing. Clean profile throughout with a nice bitter backend. Lighter bodied with adequate carbonation. Nice little pils here with semi-assertive bittering.
pete4999 (1412) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear golden yellow with little islands. I’m a sucker for the clean, easy-drinking beers, and this fits the bill. Slightly malty, light hops, nothing too over the top but a nice refreshing clean beer. Well done.