squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of retirement and back with a Bohemian vengeance. Just finished my last one of these 12oz bottles. Probably had a dozen over the summer. They sure nailed this back into existence. Vibrant deep gold. Low, persistent lacing. Buttered wheat toast and hints of sweet lemon zest on nose plus a sprinkling of something green and herby. Taste follows smell with near perfect palate feel. Prolonged beefy and bitter middle tapers beautifully to a balanced clean, dry finish. A stunner of a return. I sure hope it’s this good next year. A note on pilsner in CT: NO LOVE. The CT distributor sold off their large remaining portion of this beer out of state cause they couldn’t sell it here. Get over the cult beers, Connecticut, and drink some classic works of art. Congrats, Harpoon, but please bring back your perfect little Belgian-style pale.
PhillyBeer2112 (2563) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good pilsner. Nice golden color and a big rocky white head. Nicely hopped. Smooth.
spamalope99 (27) - USA - AUG 18, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good czech-like pils. straw colour with an ample head. strong saaz hop aroma- however thetaste is more subdued but still a crisp and easy drinking pilsner
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice bubbly head out of the bottle & throughout the pint, a bright golden color, not much of anything in particular in the aroma, very clean & crisp, refreshing, nice balance, very nice pilsener
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice hoppy pilsner, not a spectacular taste, but certainly enjoyable. A very nice although slightly weak aroma.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright yellow/gold. Nice and hoppy with high carbonation. I agree with Volgon, this is a good first craft brew to have your Bud friends try.
Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 15, 2000
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
interesting pilsner with a very good aroma
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again Harpoon put out a beer that I can say I like. This is a beer that the unknowledgable beer drinker as well as the beer afficianado could drink together. A simple traditional pilsner with obvious flavor that sets it apart from the mass produced pilsners.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold, bright white head and good lace to cling to the glass, nose is malt, crisp, clean, front is slightly sweet, top light, the finish is dry, acidic, and lightly hopped.