Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hzy golden amber pils with a thick creamy and lacing white head. Lightly bready malt with nice notes of Saaz hops, some metal notes. In mouth, a good crisp malt with lightly resinous hops, a bit of grapefruits, more British like hops. Overall, quite nice, given Iím a hophead. Medium bodied.Bottle from Piscator32, thanks Kris!
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A serviceable lager. Light coloured with initial white foam that quickly disapears. Initially cheeesy aroma that gives away to solid malts and European hops. Medium mouthfeel, certainly drinkable with a decent mild bitterness. Thanks Piscator for theis bonus.
MartinT (6928) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This unique Pilsener sports an idiosyncratic wooden, herbal hop signature which first greets the nostrils and carries the tongue all the way to its warped leafy aftertaste. Hay crispness and pale malt sweetness round out this quirky hoppiness, and a joyful session must ensue.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the yellow golden.
-The chosen hops might be offputting to style sticklers, but I donít care. Itís a mighty fine brew!
-The body is healthy and encourages drinkability.
-The finish is lengthy and definitely carries a lot of personality; one of the beerís most pleasant features.
jercraigs (6473) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 2010-09-20. Lightly hazy yellow body, modest white head. Flavour is sweetish with an interesting floral hop character. Tough to put my finger on actually, light touches of sweet biscuity not quite doughy pale malt. Light bitterness with a light grassy straw character in the finish. Smooth average plus body is quite full for a pils, to itís benefit IMHO . Aroma is also sweet light fruit and sweet floral character, touch of buttercup? Curious as to what hops are used here. Decent. Floral character is not entirely to my taste. 7/3/6-7/3/14 - 3.3 Draft at Yellow Dog, Winnipeg
2010-04-08. Golden yellow body with a small frothy white head. Mild aroma of pale malts, lightly floral hops. Flavour is similar, pale malts with light grassy hop bitterness, buttercup like floral. Average palate is just a touch light for my preferences. Okay. Decent but not really to my taste. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Tytoanderso. Pours copper/amber and slightly hazy with a thin white head. Smells of perfume and citrus. Tastes of pepper, dry malt, citrus, resin. Decent.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 355 ml at Volo - Toronto ml
Appearance: slight haze presented on golden base. Large bright top with fragmented lace. 3+
Aroma: light gentle aroma of grassy meadow like hop. Floral with some citrus above. 6-
Flavour/Body/Palate: soft citrus with grainy follow up. Bit to dry for my likes , soapy green hop behind. Lager should not have so many fruity accents , especially pils. Finishing with fruity sourness. Flawed.
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Once again, thanks to my MB main connection Oakbluff. Clear gold, bubbly, large frothy white head, sticky lacing. Dry peppery yeast aroma, light fresh grain with plenty of soft but lush euro hops. Gawd this brewery does these gentle brews well - fresh cereal grain, wheat, floral and herbal hops, all soft, soft, soft, balanced and not bitter or sweet; thereís even a hint of pineapple in there. Chewy body, soft is the key word for this palate, as thereís not much astringency, alcohol or even carbonation to speak of - just smooth, fairly long lingering finish - just really, really good.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost clear blonde body without much head. Unexpected nose with some weird dirty oily smell. Smooth body with plenty of soft cereals light on flavours. Unusual hops signature that is both oily and grassy with very ripe grapefruit/citrus flavour. I didnít feel the Saaz. It is many things but a crisp Pils it is not. The original hops profile can either be a hit or miss depending on the drinker. For me it was mostly a miss but some friends really enjoyed it. Actually I seem to be the only one who didnít enjoy it. Itís tough Iím telling you to live in a world where everyone is wrong but me.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white head. Hazy deep yellow body. Herbal hoppy pea aroma with grassy malty notes. Dry oily pea and grass taste with malty, bready background. Dry grainy pea aftertaste. Itís really the hops that make this beer, like with most good pilseners. Nice session beer! (0.66l bottle, thanks to a friend of glouglouburp.)
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. thanks savvy! pours crystal clear dark gold. big grass and wet leaves nose. crisp light slightly fizzy body. biscuity, slightly honeyish with a touch of resin. solid pils.