JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at the Harpoon tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/26/11. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Dank malt aroma with crisp hops. Malty flavor with kind of an odd creamy character before a bitter finish. Not quite as bitter as I would have expected for the style.
cheap (3746) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brand new in a bottle at my local bottle shop; that beer store in moon is certainly an intersting place. Has a unigue bready yeast with dull pine hop olfactory. Looks like pale lager in the glass. Decent overall lager flavors with a medium mild pilsner bite. Some citrus shines thru. Decent co2 males this a little more zesty than I predicted. Comes across rather fresh. Some hop pilsner bitterness begins to build on the palate as the session continues. Yes, mild to medium bitterness begins to take over halfway thru the bottle. Not bad overall, good way to get a pilsner hop bite without going over the top. Medium bitter linger for a finsh.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a clear golden yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades slowly down to a thin layer leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.
S - Aroma is a mix of lemon and wheat. Some light citrus hop and a touch of sweet malt also mixed in as well.
T - Starts off with some light lemon flavor with a touch of sourness and a bit of wheat flavor. There is just a touch of citrus hop and sweet fruit as well. Through the middle, some bitterness and some bready malt flavor comes through. The finish is a mix of bready malt flavor and a touch of bitterness and lemon flavor that lingers.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Feels really crisp and smooth and only a touch watery. The finish is nice and fairly clean.
D - Very drinkable. Super smooth and really refreshing. The flavors really mix and meld together nicely. It could use a touch more of a kick in the flavor, but overall what is there is solid.
rjplumer (349) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bohemian Pilsner from 12 oz. bottle. Crisp and refreshing aroma and taste.pale yellow color with a fruity taste. Mild yellow color. Nice brew, it was part of mixed Harpoon 12-pack.Not sure if it’s the same one as pictured.
LinusStick (2734) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh....an average attempt at the style. Aroma was a little on the weak side. A slight graininess with light pilsner malt and a hint of grass. Pour was a nice swirling light gold with plenty of rising bubbles and a one finger white head. Taste was a little weak. Lemongrass, light malt and a slight yeasty bite. Medium carbonation. A little watery. Very little hops to speak of. Not undrinkable but would not buy again