JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341mL bottle thanks to matt7215 at our KW group tasting. Thanks Matt. Pours a hazy deep gold, no head. Huge hoppy aroma, almost like an IPA with some sort of (possibly) Canadian hop strain (we have our own hop strains, right? Right?). Almost zero malt backbone, and zero genuine Pilsener qualities. Flavour is almost dull, very earthy, hoppy and bitter with the most minimal malt presence possible. Very íAmericaní in Pilsener style in that it is not actually a Pilsener. Itís a homebrewed IPA with a lager yeast thrown in. Woo-hoo. As a diehard fan of real Pilsenerís I try not to be offended by these types of beers but itís so hard. This one was decent but not even close to what it advertises itself as. I get ZERO Saaz out of this so that must be a lie. "Our Pils actually tastes like malt & hops- what a novel idea!", okay, cool, but how about a Pils that actually resembles a real Pils? Thereís a better idea!
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. pours hazy golden with a small white head. hoppy aroma, not typical pils hops and the malts feel wrong to for a pils. the flavour is more of the same. its a good beer but it aint no pils. really this drink like an IPA or APA and thers nothing wrong with that, it just aint a pils. thanks for the bottle Riley!
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, B for the brew...
Poured out a nice deep gold, barely hazy brew with ...hell yea! old skool pantera - cowboys from hell just crashed in \m/....a so-so white crown that does not last long enough and left near zreo lacing. The aroma borders on being quite refreshing and does not overpower and stays fairly mellow. A great mix of mild citrus (lemon is prominent) and floral hops, very bready malts and the weakest spice can be found - this spice is quite interesting so look for it during the entire tasting. The taste is pretty good but on some sips comes across boring. Good upfront malts especially early on in the tasting where as iíve noticed that the hops are more dominate more later on (odd). Decent ammount of biscuit malts and dry, spicy and piney malts. The Saaz hops are noticable. Mouthfeel is prety smooth with the carbonation early on being a bit to big but that mellows. Light medium bodied. Solid middle and lots of hops to finish you off dry, spicy and bitter. I just realized that Iím pretty buzzed as Iíve spelt íprettyí ípreyyí four times straight and actually had to concentrate to type it properly. Work will suck tomorrow once again.
Cirrhosis (1143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"Dam fine looking brew for the style this is the best Iíve seen so far. Body appears slightly hazy and is a warm honey brown color, a quarter inch thick creamy cap sits on top and is leaving behind tons of lacing and the retention is great the head lasted the entire brew. Aroma is pleasant a touch on the mild side though, mild hops that come across citrusy and are combing very nicely with some smooth lightly roasted malts. I detecting some sourness in the aroma on deep inhales but is hardly noticeable. Phenomenal flavor malty smooth bready toastedness combined with a wonderful hop presence, this is just plain old yummy. I swear Iím tasting rice crispy squares. Beer feels medium bodied and leaves behind a mild sweet after taste. I canít believe how good this beer is the malts are just so full and rich, and finally a Canadian brewer who isnít scared to make a beer that actually has a hop flavor in it. Iím blown away by how good the beer is Iíve managed to drink the entire 660ml bottle in a few minutes I want more but itís a 14 hour drive away dam it."
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Very classy Pilsner with incredible, well-balanced, and transparent hop character. Well done.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A full flavoured pilsner with a nice flavour but not too strong tasting and theres not too much alcohal taste either. Not as much hops as a pilsner urquell but a lot thicker and more robust from the malt.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 330ml bottle. Looks amazing cloudy amber with a thin white head. Strong floral aroma. Flavor is great well balanced and smooth. Lots of Saaz Hops and crystal malt. This is a great Pilsner.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange/gold colour with minimal head. Aroma has honey, citrus, pine, melon, apple, some musty, grassy notes, and flowers. Tastes initially sweet, honey, melons, soft fruits and then turns a little bitter, some grapfruit pith, tangerine, and then a appley, grassy, oily finish (saaz hops). Really nice pilsner. Tuns of flavor, good price. I really enjoy this beer.
pintbypint (2271) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Gold colour, very light haze. White head, foamy, sticky and clingy. Aroma is a combination of light malt and straw. Flavour is initially sweet malt, as the label suggests - honeyish. we are then greeted with some citrus and grass notes. Finishes with some nice grassy hop accents. Light body, moderate carbonation.
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m with duffman, this beer was a dud for me. Light malty aroma. Pours hazy golden with thin white head. Up front yeastiness. Palate is flat and listless. What killed it for me is the tangerine like flavour. There are some hops but the abrupt alcohol finish cuts the enjoyment.