trapped (1380) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Rich yellow color, white foamy small head, slight hops aroma, crispy medium body, high carbonation, a bit yeasty taste, hoppy long finish.
DrinkinWell (388) - - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of honey and citrus. Tastes sweet with a subtle bitter note, like orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Not a bad pilsner.
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at Judges' Bench in Ellicott City, MD.
Clear, golden amber with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of orange, bread, honey and caramel.
Taste of light fruit, toffee, citrus, grain and pilsener malt.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation.
If the goal was a more intense version of a crisp pilsener, I don't think this succeeded. While it is a quite quaffable brew, it comes across more like a grainy barleywine than a big pils.
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TylerGreenDC (579) - - DEC 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 On draft. Bright gold color. No discernable aroma. No discernable hop profile either, or any other particular flavor. Just tastes wet. Kind of oddly flat... maybe a tap-line issue?
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at Heavy Seas Alehouse. Somewhat more amber than most pils. Very thin head. Somewhat malty and sweet. Alcohol doesn't overpower. Pretty nice.
Maxbier (699) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden color (for a pilsner). Light citrus aroma, lemony-grapefruit bitter/sweet finish. I don’t often drink a pilsner, this one I liked a lot.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Baggataway. Pours a hazy deep gold with thin white head and thick rings of lace. Nose of grass, honey, hay. Medium body. A bit hot with a bitter finish
daniellunsford (105) - - SEP 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a dark gold color with little to no head. Aroma of toffee and alcohol. Strange taste for a lager. Should be labeled a barleywine to be more accurate to the taste.
Eberndt (234) - - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Yellow-amber color and full bodied flavor with crisp carbonation. Wife liked it.
Ed5388 (2538) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ C.B. Huntington’s (Bayville NJ). Pours a clear golden color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of light citrus, and grain. Taste of citrus, orange skins, honey, lemon, earthy hops, and a metallic aftertaste.