popery (1879) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden shade. Slightly hazy liquid. Big white head with excellent retention and lots of bubbles sticking to the walls of the glass. The aroma has a delicate, fresh malty flavor, spicy, floral hops and a touch of sulfur. Itís all quite pleasant. Some citrus and resin in the mix. Similar taste. Gentle and tasty. Light malt character. Very fresh. Clean lager yeast flavor. Light bitterness. Nice hop flavor. Good mix of spice, grass and citrus. Excellent mouthfeel, light and creamy. Very easy to drink. This is a tasty pils. One of the best that Iíve tried.
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at City Beer Store this past Tuesday. The aroma has a very nice amount of noble, spicy Saaz hops. Underlying, there are plenty of biscuity characteristics. Light sweetness. Transparent dark golden colored-body (darker than expected) with a strong, white head and good lacing present. This beer starts with a good deal of herbal and spicy hopping, before a more metallic flavor comes through in the middle. Light doughy sweetness in the middle, before this finishes rather bitter with almost an astringent herbal hop flavor. This is entirely over-hopped for the style.
skoisirius (1904) - 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 (5467) - 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 didnít 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 thatís 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 (4303) - 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 (8269) - 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 (3323) - 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 (8924) - 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 (5451) - 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.