cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in a flare pilsner. Pours light yellow with orange hues. Has a light haze beneath a short-medium white top. Decent retention and solid lace. Bright aroma of lemon and herbal hops with a bit of bready malts. The flavor profile matches the nose to a tee. Light body, good carbonation, oily texture, and a crisp bitter finish. Reminds me of Victory Braumeister Pils.
wedgie9 (2026) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 5/10/12 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade with hannont. Pours lightly hazy yellow golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is pale cereal malt, with some spicy and herbal hops, simple, but very clean and balanced. The flavor is cereal and very light hay and bread malt moving to the spicy, herbal, and nicely bitter hops. The body is light with average carbonation and a long pleasantly bitter, spicy hops finish.
keenanrobbins (19) - - FEB 7, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I tend to be more a dark beer person, but this surprised me. Flavorful, but smooth - without the bitter finish I find in a lot of pilsners.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
well, hats off to the guys at Heater Allen, they wanted to make great lagers, and they’ve managed to make the best Pilsener in the world. WTG.
arminjewell (6322) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour big thanks to Brandon for the pour! Nice clear orange-ish yellow with thin to no white head, aroma has notes of grass, hay, some slight cereal and biscuity cracker, hints of caramel, grassy pine notes with a touch of nice earth qualities. Taste is a nice mix of grassy pine notes, biscuity cracker, touch of earth and really nice sweet pils malt finish. Clean and super balanced.
adnielsen (9416) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Bottle @ Brandon’s, courtesy of B. Huge thanks! Clear, golden, orangish appearance with a white head. Very clean, crisp, pale pils malty, grassy hoppy aroma. Big straw, grass, sort of chalky, grainy pils malty, very clean flavor. Wow, what an excellent brew! Update: tasted four bottles from various stores in Portland and while some have a bit of an eggy/sulfur quality, when you get a good bottle, it’s a thing of beauty. FUCK YEAH.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to kan for bringing this one back to try. Pours hazy yellow wh heat nose really grassy, pepper, Flavors are peppery, sweet doughy character, real spicy finish, lively palate, slight toasted malt to it, tasty stuff.
notalush (4950) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into my newly purchased Bailey’s Taproom snifter - hazy golden with a soapy lace - lovely nose of honeyed pils malt, moderate mineral notes and grassy, floral noble hops - lively carbonation in the mouth - crisp and dry - crackery malts and fairly strong, herbal, grassy hops - like most of its German brothers, words do not do I justice - it is simple awesome - sweet baby Jesus - probably one of the best pilsners I have ever had - damn.
madvike (2784) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours clear light yellow with cascading bubbles that rise up to a foamy white head. Awesome lacing--something that I rarely comment about. Definitely malt-forward smell--bready and a touch doughy, with a toasted component and butter hints. Nice herbal/floral hop component that balances everything out well. A little lemongrass, and a little astringency--but it all comes together nicely. Mostly soft and very complex. Taste approximates the nose, with light, bready malt, lightly toasted and nice and full. The hops are more assertive here, with the herbal notes amped up and on the verge of being too sharp, but they thankfully fade out slowly after cresting, finishing with one last malty burst. Well-carbonated and surprisingly full-bodied, this one coats the mouth with flavor without ever being too heavy. Overall I’d like a little less malt to make this a little more crisp and refreshing, but it’s hard to argue that the full-flavor and complexity is something to dock points for. I had high hopes for this, and it came through.
keith0718 (382) - Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s cool to be able to taste what Bud Miller Coors would taste like if it was brewed right. Great pilsener.