blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sorry my notes are over a month old and only consist of a name and a number at this point
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. A pleasant light golden coloured lager which starts with a nice white head. The aroma is very grassy almost like a Euro lager rather than a CGP. The taste is also too lagerish with an alcohol snatch and grassy malty notes. A bit sulphuric in the taste also. Not what I expected - a real disappointment. Sorry if you’re reading this Dan.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden colour with medium size frothy white head. Hoppy grassy aroma with hints of flower. Flavor is hoppy with a long dry bitter finish.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2005 I think this is pretty good. In my opinion it should be rated a little higher. Pours a golden color with a creamy head. It is not as sparkly as other Pilsners I have had. The aroma is pretty bland with some nice malts. The taste is bitter with a nice mouthfeel. Pretty good, but not great.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Mine came in a green bottle. Pale gold pour with aroma of malt, thiols, and taste of malt, some hops, and some finishing honeyish elements. Thin palate. Completely forgettable.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour. White head. Some metalic aroma and a bitter taste. Quite ordernary pilsner but has som qualitys that I like.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great pils, if not my favorite, I tried this about 3 years ago, and hated it, now I love it, shows how people and taste change, the hops and grassiness burst out at the first sip, my bottle was very fresh. I think it should be served in a brown bottle though. I can´t wait to have it again!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light yellow-gold, medium dying head, some nice lacing...nose mostly skunky, alas, but a bit of dry grassiness helps...sour-bitter body, fairly strong dry bitterness late, a bit of metal in the finish...thin-to-medium body. OK.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite pale. Straw colour, without much head. It has the classic dry malt and grassy hop aroma. Soft malt continues into the flavour. Crisp, with some hop bite, but more mellow and less dry than I had anticipated. Has a sort of mineral mouthfeel - slate and flint - that you get with some dry white wines. Also a touch of citrus. Very close to it’s best before date, so might have been better when fresher. Overall, a solid, but unspectacular beer. I was expecting more. 500ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk.
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Clear golden yellow, decent head, nice lacing. Aroma grainy with some floral notes and a touch of earth. Good body, nice malt backbone with a decent hop bite, earth and faint flowers. Nice. RERATE: 3/21/10 - Notes actually identical. Still a very nice beer with a good, lingering bitterness.