Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at the Wausau brewpub location as "Piva Bohemian Pilsner." Pours a clear golden pale brew with a slowly dissolving white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing and good retention with plenty of carbonation bubbles. Aroma of light pear and apple juice fruit, grassy hops, and some mild earthy spice. Taste is light to medium bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of light golden grain malt, some grassy hops with a touch of medicinal bitterness. Finish is semi-dry, mild bitterness that slowly disappears.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Draft (sample), Wausau WI location, July 03. Decent caramel nose; light initial sweetness, strong grainy bitterness hits shortly; strong aftertaste. Better than competent, I guess. 6/3/6/4/12 3.1
October 2005, pint at Wausau. Very clean, fresh nose with lots and lots of floral character, pungent farmy hints when warmer...light gold and bubbly with a decent little head...malty, clean refreshing body with lots of Saaz in the strong, lingering finish, hints of vanilla. 8/3/8/3/15 3.7
cheap (4110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Cranberry as the Panther Pils. Slight fruity aroma. Ubiquitous aamerican pale yellow beer color and appearance. Has that typical pils bite. Very little carbonation. Overall a decent pilsner with a little personality. Finish is relatively clean and fresh with a short pils bite that fades rapidly.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Cranberry as Panther Pils. Noble hops aroma, mild pils malt with characteristic sweet grain nose. Meium gold-amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with acidic beany tang, pils malt, and strong floral noble hops. Classic European style lager, not quite a German pils. Acidic carbonic burn on the tongue.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub, Escanaba. Clear straw body, thin tight off-white head. Floral nose with notes of clover honey. Body with light fruit (pear), honey, and grassy bitterness, somewhat tangy and phenolic. Not very impressive.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap GABF ’02: Floral saaz aroma, light clear yellow color. Watery feel, not really much flavor.
ElGaucho (2219) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled this brew at H&H’s new digs in Wausau, WI. Great place where you can cook your own steak. Enough of the food. Light, sweet wheat aroma. Pale gold color with decent head and brussels lace. Ample bitterness pervades the mouthfeel, however there is something lacking. I believe that something is even a hint of sweetness that would corral and enhance the hoppiness. The result is a somewhat harsh mouthfeel that doesn’t score many Palate points. The bright side? Any Pilsner for which you can taste the hops is worthy of attention.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Had this one on draught in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pale yellow in color, clear and bubbly, this one tastes only slightly better than your average american macrobrew, with corn and rice in the nose and no taste. This is why I can’t stand pilseners.
dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/27/07 - Winter Road Trip ’07 - Draft Sample in Cranberry as Panther Pils. Pours yellow-orange with little head. Slight lacing. Malt nose, caramel, touch of hops. Barely discernible from sample. Caramel and toffee notes, dry bitterness and slight Earthy hop flavor. Pretty smooth beer, thin and lacking in the body department, much like Calista Flockhart. Bready notes, some biscuit. Not bad.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
H+H is actually one of Michigan’s older breweries (1994) even though its original home is in Escanaba way up in da YooPee. There are franchises in Bay City, Mich and, as Wawood points out, in Wisconsin as well. The Escanaba version is in a stately, well appointed building on the long downtown street - a really intriguing place, actually, with an air of history. The brews tend to be lackluster, with a few exceptions and this is certainly one. A soft fruity base, as with too many H+H beers, but the Saaz are in evidence. The beer has a lawnmower feel to it, and I don’t mean that in the traditional RateBeer sense of a light, easily quaffable beverage, but in the sense of the tastes and smells of lawnmowing ... fresh cut grass and oily exhaust. Better’en Average Brew.