skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An all around awesome replication of the style. Nice and grassy, full in flavor, yet light in body, and so drinkable. Hop and grass meet perfectly in this brew. Another great one from HA!
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beer Mongers - Heavily recommended by writerljberg & it didn’t disappoint at all. Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has smooth husk, light dough, spicy saaz hops (maybe some other noble hops?) and an overall clean & balance aspect to all elements. It has a medium crisp body with gentle carbonation that’s lively. The flavor starts dry and a bit crackery, dry pils malt and nice spice. The finish adds some sulfur and minerals. Such a nice nuanced and easily drinkable beer.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
murky gold, fizzy white head. Lightly metallic estery nose, too much sweetness, large amounts of honey and dough. Flavor has more grain bitterness up front, mid is too soft, crackery malt and then tons of dryness through the DUSTY end. Palate is gritty, lightly chalky with metallic notes, no hops detectable, over-spritzy carbonation bites while muting grains through end.
perezs25 (42) - - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours with thick 1" white head and high lacing. Liquid is pale straw some greenish and a bit hazy. Rich aroma of floral hops and malt in background. Great balance of malt presence and hops. Very clean and dry flavor and thick silky body. My new favorite Pils!
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bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-straw beer with an off-white head. Grain and straw aroma with spice and earth. Malt and spice flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and spice lingers with light earth and citrus.
maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Light buttery nose with some citrus flowers. Hazy lemon yellow color. Wonderfully rounded initial, with some grass, citrus, and touch of sweet malt. Light grain and superb hopping in mid. Tingly light pepper in final. Thin-medium body. A bit heavy for a pils, but so rich.
KyotoLefty (7232) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lovely nose of juicy pilsner malts and lemony, grassy hops. Right on. light biscuits, just a bit of diacetyl, definitely within the limits. Pretty orange-golden, lightly cloudy, low head. Delicious pilsner flavor, rich biscuity malts, nice lemony hops, very better and bitter in the finish. Best American lager I have ever tried.
joeneugs (3932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. It pours a golden yellow color with a nice, tight white head. The aroma is herbal and lemony with some bread. The flavor is dry and bready with herbal and lightly spicy, grassy noble hops. More herbals with some light crackery malt and a noble hop finish. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Good one and a nice showcase of the hallertau.
hopwine (497) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Straw color, slight haze. Abundant, dense, bright-white head. Floral, grainy,lightly spicy nose. Flavor is floral, light toasty sweet grain, herbal bitterness lingers on the finish. Unbelievably perfect, few people on earth could master this style so well.
ineedbeer (1076) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle purchased today. Aroma has a nice, light sweet graininess with some faint floral and fruity esters. Moderate spicy, floral hop character. No diacetyl or sulfur. Pours a faintly cloudy, golden orange with a moderately sized, pillowy white head that shows really good retention. Medium lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a really nice fresh malt character. Nice graininess, along with some bready malt character and hints of nuttiness and toast. Medium bitterness with moderately strong hop flavor. Hops are spicy and earthy with a bit of a woodsy character. Very clean. Good mineral character. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation; somewhat creamy and soft carbonation. Faint astringency and low alcohol warmth.Overall a really nice and flavorful pilsner. Very clean beer without any diacetyl or sulfur. Nice hop character and very fresh malt notes.