mephisto (1278) - TAIWAN - AUG 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottled, golden color w/ off white head. mild aroma of pils, rather light bodied for its strength.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large, quickly-disappearing head. Aroma of soapy and piney hops—like an average IPA with less depth. Very clean malts at the front of the mouth and some really nice hoppiness on the finish. The hop flavors are surprisingly smooth--perhaps the lager yeast allows the maltiness the freedom it needs to balance the beer. Creamy and not bad at all.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A whipping whilrlwhind goes on in my glass, a maelstrom that settles to a steady vertical stream, right up the glass...aside from that, we have pale, slightly hazed yellow, and a capable head, creamy, sticky, lacey. Nice.
Aroma: soft and light. Buttered popcorn, creamed corn, herbal, vegetal...huh.
Taste: smooth, and tasty, filling on the mouthfeel, with a soft, juicy, fruity factor. Slightly sticky, and ultra-malty, this has a big bread and yeast thing hapening, very raw, very naked. Very tasty, almost piney, citric hops gripping the flavor. This gets better the more I drink it. I like, I like...
almost tastes like a pale ale, got some pineapple going on here, but it’s a lager all right, a damned tasty one, too, and quite unique. I give ’er a thumbs up. Kinda.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beer decants a nice, deep gold with a good head that retains well and leaves good lace. nose is very nice, with a good hop spiciness over a nice, grassy malt sweetness. flavor is well balanced between hoppiness and malt. this is a very good double pils, that avoids the pitfall of tasting like a tripel. good beer.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle marked, purchase before Jul ’05. This one was a small gusher. Poured a medium golden color with a huge, 6 finger white head. Aromas of grass, yeast and citrus. Tastes of stronger citric lemons, grass and spices. Starts out a little sweet and ends in a hoppy spicy finish.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Baja Bean Staunton VA. Golden color, somewhat dark for the style, with a meringue head that lasts. Lots of yeasty bread notes on the nose with light but present lemon citrus and flowery hop aromas. Fairly hefty biscuit malt body is incredibly well balanced and very smooth with some citrus tanginess and hop bitterness. Some residual alcohol on the finish, especially as it warms, but not entirely out of place. Very refreshing, even with its 7.5%.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My bottle had a lot of yeasty floaters, but I’ve had it awhile. I think the most attractive quality of this brew was the mouthfeel, very ticklish and carbonated, with a bitter hop kick in the back end that surprised. But pretty well balanced by the malt base. Decent drink!
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat darker than a true pils -- uses pils and carapils malts but isn’t a pilsner. Still nice golden color. Easy pour produces a dense, lingering head and some fine lace. Some floaters and sediment. Aromas of straw, bread, herbs, malt and yeast. Taste is nicely peppered with noble hops (it’s hopped with 4 hops), balanced well with good full-bodied malt character. Good and bitter. Mouthfeel was chewy, coating the tongue for a lingering finish.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
What’s üp with the über bit? This had a crazy head that did diminish slowly but büilt back everytime I poüred more. Thoüght that it wasn’t all to much more that an average, everyday pils üntil I had a few sips and the hops sünk in - tad thicker or even moreso than that average pils and sure as hell hopped to sürpass that not quite büt almost chewyness. Enjoyable, but a bit of a müddled affair.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Andy’s. Clear light amber color with a medium sized white head. Sweet, fruity aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and hops. Flavor starts off malty sweet with the above mention fruitiness but finishes with a nice hoppy bite. I really enjoyed this one.