FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy gold with basically no head. Aroma not super strong (though I’m suffering from a bit of congestion), but the lime and orange is noticeable, not grapefruit like most hoppy beers. Again, the flavor is citrus with out resorting to the grapefruit and peel flavor of strong pils or IPA’s. Has just a bit of that lemon peel bite on the back end, ending with the slightest hint of Brazil nut. I’m really not getting the malt that other reviews report for whatever reason. Surprisingly heavy feel for a pils or a lager, wading into brown ale territory. I’m not a huge fans of pilsner style beers, but this has enough stuff going on to make it interesting. Yea, this is good.
nittanytide (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light gold with almost no head. Grassy aroma. Taste is grass and pine with a crisp, dry lager finish.
trapped (555) - 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 (123) - - 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 (1589) - 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 (186) - - 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 (1227) - 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 (57) - 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 (1505) - 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 (125) - - 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.