Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shrink-wrapped 750mL swing-top growler generously shared by yourefragile. Served in a Hill Farmstead long-stemmed tulip.
Pours a nice light straw-yellow color with a fluffy white head and good retention. Really nice lacing on the sides of the glass as it goes down.
The nose carries a good dose of grain and barley with some light floral and perfume notes. Really well-integrated. Light but fairly complex. Really impressive and on par with the best American pilsners I’ve had, which mainly consist of those coming very fresh from Victory on tap.
Flavor starts with a nice grain character. Very smooth and soft. Comes in underneath floral-driven hops. Light earthiness and just a touch of spice. Light body and incredibly crisp. Ridiculously easy to drink. I could have easily taken down the growler and more by myself.
tectactoe (2993) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Cloudy, hazy golden-amber body with a thick & creamy layer of eggshell colored foam resting on top. Huge doughy aroma with tons of pilsner malts, grass, earthy Noble hop bitterness, faint must, some timid lemon zest, baked bread, & a sizable amount of soft, lightly sweet cereal grains. Flavor follows the nose exactly. Loads of baked graininess, sweetbread, & grassy, lightly bitter Noble hops that tingle with a modest earthy spice towards the finish. Underlying DMS in the finish with a hint of sulfur, pale malt, straw, & a chunky bit of clean layer yeast. Loads of baked bread coats the mouth in the finish. Really nice take on a German lager.
Whatup14 (941) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
En fût. Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de céréales, malt, houblon herbal, levure. Goût de céréales, houblon herbal. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
Minderbinder (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of grain, pilsner malt, flowers. Taste is of grain, bitterness, fruits, spices, flowers. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite nice. Pilsy. Nice grain, clean. Well balanced.
starcross (72) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on guest tap at DLD 2015. Absolutely loved this beer. Beautiful medley of the malts and hops, and bar none the greatest pils I’ve ever laid lips upon. This beer alone was worth the price of admission to DLD.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden pils with a thin creamy lacing white head. In aroma, classic smooth biscuit malt with grassy German hops, light mineral notes, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy German hops, citrus pulp, very nice and smooth, light mineral notes, classic pils. On tap at Dark Lord Day 2015.
MacBoost (1452) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Don’t waste your time and money flying to Europe in search of the perfect pilsener. It’s made right here in the USA.
Tap at Hill Farmstead. Pours semi clear with a slight haze. Aromas of delicate florals and light honey. Extremely clean, probably the cleanest beer I’ve ever tasted. Very mineral like quality with some lightly baked bread. Aromatic and quenching. Dry. Light lingering bitterness. Expressive.
Best example of a pils on the planet.
JulienHuxley (3937) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 l growler filled last Saturday, shared. Pale hazy gold pour with rich lacy white head. Aroma is really nice, light grassy hop, very floral, soft honey malt notes, doughy, bready malt, really nice malty aromas. Taste is hoppier than the nose, nice grassy bitterness but again the malt comes out beautifully, reallly smooth balanced bready honey flavors, fresh grain, very nice. Palate is silky, nice body, good dry finish with just enough carbonation to keep things lively. Really tasty, and not too americanized.
drsandman (543) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light pale gold / yellow, thin white head. Aroma is pale malt, grains, hay, light fresh hop. Flavor is much of the same, super clean & fresh.. A beauty of a Pilsner.
WillRunForBeer (1170) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the source. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is white bread, yeast, banana, citrus, floral. Soft and smooth with white bread, citrus, some grassy bitter. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but this is very well done.
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fraichement coulée de la source, c’est une des plus formidable bière de soif. Hyper florale et herbacée pour accompagner une présence zestée asséchante. Utiliser les houblons allemands de cette façon fonctionne avec moi et c’est une des rares bières que je voudrais en permanence au frigo.