Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden pour with fizzy head. Grassy hops and toasted malt in the nose. Sweet sweet toasty malts in the mouth with some sweet grass hops and some lemon zest. Pretty refreshing and pleasant.
williamherbert (1290) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy malt aroma. Grassy, leafy hops. Pale malt aromas with herbal notes. Very forest-like overall.
Ultra-clear straw yellow color. Huge champagne bubbles. Retention of this big, white head is great. BIg gobs of lace.
The flavor is earthy (ie. dirt) malt taste; grainy. Bitter, grassy Euro hops. A real bitter, herbal finish. Some medicinal, slightly astringent/sour qualities.
Creamy feel like juice, but fizzy and bubbly. Has a distinctive bite at the swallow. Makes it a nice sipper. Strong: a bitter "pils" to swallow.
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/13/2009: Harpoon Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner... Aroma: Lemony citrus hoppines, light malt. Appearance: Golden (slightly pale), very clean and clear, small white head. Flavor: Pine, spruce and resin, a bit light, good balance with the bright maltiness, alcohol completely missing from the flavor. Palate: Medium light, a bit sharp but acceptable for the style. Overall: I like it. I like it quite a bit actually! This is a really well-done Pils!
12 fl. oz. bottle (Alc/Vol 6%) shared by metmayhem. Thanks ! Rating #54 for this beer.
djd07 (3584) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a large frothy white head that leaves behind good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel malt and bubblegum. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter floral hop taste and nice bitter finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. A very good strong lager from harpoon.
Tmoney99 (10666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by metmayhem.
Poured clear pale color with a large frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate grass hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with with a moderate sweet finish of moderate duration.
Nice drinkable beer.
BuckeyeSammy (540) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 Alcohol not too well hidden. A lot of straw, some floral to grassy hops throughout. Bready with a sweet maltness. Apple juice color with a thin film head. Minimal lacing. If your looking to get drunk, and in the mood for a pils, this is right up your alley..
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw color with a tallish popcorn colored head. Decent lace. Appearance = 3+. Pale malt, dough and floral to grassy hops aromas. As it sets for a minute, I have a real pils aroma, malt and hops mix with just a hint of herbal and nobel hops. I am not catching the alcohol and grain I find in many of ESLs. Soft malt and caramel flavors. Floral hops with light orange blossom honey join in the middle. Quite crisp in feel for the heft. Finish is also quite crisp. I catch a bit of apple peel in the linger along with some salty popcorn. An outstanding malt liquor. A very good strong lager with pils tendencies. The finish starts to wear on the palate as it warms. About 10 ounces would have been perfect.
Maverick34 (2250) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudier gold. Taste is very sweet for a Pilsner. Almost more of a saison or something or even a bock. Well done, i just wish they didn’t call it pilsner.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taco Mac. Pours cloudy amber brown with a thin white head. The aroma is pungent and awesome - loads and loads of caramel, malts, soft esters (hints of bubble gum). It has a tasty, deep malty flavor with a soft, spicy bitterness in the finish. Very full-bodied. Overall - surprisingly delicious.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Ginger Man
Appearance: crystal clear golden base with healthy, contrasting white top, light carbonation. 4-.
Nose: Mildly grainy with dry yet light alcohol burn , touch of fruit feel.
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied with lighter sides. Malty but its character not as pronounced as in Bocks. Hops are just slight add on . Interesting to see Mocne in its pure from without extra hoping of west. Mild alcoholic dryness at finish. Kudos for being true.