hopdog (9829) - 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 (1431) - 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.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep golden color with a fine white head.
Saaz hop aroma, lemon and melon.
Light body, smooth with a good malt flavor and a finish that leaves the palate clean, not sticky and sweet or bitter.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a carbonated yellow with a average white head. Aroma is hoppy for a pils. Taste is clean, hoppy and hides the 7.5% extremely well. A great pils.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice white head and a citrus like aroma. A nicely hopped flavor with a malty undertone.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five-fingered white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Cloudy light amber color. Hoppy/malty nose. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Starts malty/hoppy with some sweetness, finish is clean with some hoppiness. Nice pilsner. $1.45 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.