Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap avoiding what would inevitably be a skunk-strophe from the green bottle pictured to the left. Clear yellow with just a bit of foamy head. Mild, hoppy nose. Light bodied, spunky carbonation. Citric, earthy, almost American-style hop finish. Very dry. Nice.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very similar to becks but doesn't turn the corner like becks does. Nice hoppy flavor and finishes with a pinch of bitterness. quite enjoyable.
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2007 Rerated from green bottle: Poured golden and pure, with a solid white foam head. Verrrrry pilsner-hoppy aroma with a big starch undertow. Smooth with that uniquely German yellow-beer starchiness ... it’s not off-putting necessarily, but it’s clearly something that for some reason surfaces only in mass-produced beers. I’ve downgraded this over my original rating, but this still stands as a good example of a northern German pils, nicely bittered with a solid sweet starchy current beneath it. My original rating (I was much less verbose whenever this was!): Import on draft: golden and still with a solid head. Solid consistency and vaguely bittered, smooth and nice finish.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Medium golden color with a rocky head and excellent lacing. Grassy straw aroma with a mild hop spiciness, pine needles and a hint of yeast. Medium bodied, crisp and faintly sweet with a smooth maltiness, lightly bready, and a bold hop presence that leads the malt into a delicious and very dry finish. A tough pils to beat when reasonably fresh.
DanielBrown (3782) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Excellent stuff, truly a great example of masterful German pilsener. This is wonderfully dry and bitter, with a fizzy, crispness which sets the standard. This explodes on your tongue and holds you captivated, till the glass is empty.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly skunky (huh? it came out of the gift box and into the fridge just long enough to slightly chill. Anyway, the odor was there.) Apart from that, some grassy/hay-ey smells, light tinkling malt. Less of a head than I thought was warranted, but a clear, sparkling gold color and plesant effervesence throughout. I admit it, pilsners no longer scare me. This was nice. It complemented my chili. It was good. So be it.
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, effervescent, pale straw yellow with a thin, bright white head. Thankfully, this bottle is not light-struck. Good aroma with lots of grassy, herbal hops over a slightly sweet, crackery malt base. Some freshly mown hay. The flavor is assertively bitter, with a hefty dose of noble hop flavors. Firm, toasted malt provides a solid backbone that lends a subtle sweetness under the hops. Ends like it began, bitter and wonderful, with a cleansing dryness. Lengthy finish… Somewhat light in body, with a firm, crisp mouthfeel. A very respectable pilsener that slaps you with hop flavor and bitterness ala Victory’s Prima Pils…and that’s good company indeed.
haddon90 (1451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Hero's in Manassas, VA. Light yellor color with little head. Herbal aroma with a malty taste. Overall OK. But nothing great about this beer.
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(500ml). -light golden coloured, herbal nose, big white haed, bitter finish
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light golden colour with a nice white head. Decent aroma with a mild sweetness (perhaps from Peaches & Pears?). Medium to Light-bodied; Medium strength taste with a metal, malt and stale hop flavour. Aftertaste displays a metallic twang and slight maltiness. Overall, decent but not a great lager. I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York.