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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Sampled in a 6 pack. Not bad but what you would expect from a midrange pilsner. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours a see-through yellowish honeycomb into pint. Smells and tastes of spent grain, wheaten bread, dispensed yeast and hops. Crisp and wonderfully light by mid-palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle: pours straw yellow with thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is grassy with malt and a metallic note. Malt and grass dominate flavor with a rather harsh bitterness creeping in. Palate is full with malt on the tongue but quickly turns bitters. Overall, an ok pils with lots of flavor, unfortunately a bit harsh here and there, good for the price but not a go to beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MaBeer1972 (1260) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
A tasty, fulfilling non-nonsense brew from Trader Joes. A deep golden color. Good carbonation. Lots of biscut malts, good hop balance. Clean finish. Very decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Lots of biscuit aromas, big noble hops aroma. there’s a lot of beer squeezed into this 5.4 beer. Maybe too much. medium low effervescence. good head formation. white. liquid is a dark golden. clear. bit of mint in the bitter finish. it’s summer already here. I want light and crisp. This is a pils aping a pale ale in heft and complexity. Solid. Few flaws if the soft less acidic texture could be called a flaw but just doesn’t works its space.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2012
Gold pour, medium white head that fades to a light cap Aroma is very light. Soft grainy malt, light grassy hop. Flavour is soft medium sweet maltiness. Some minerally flavours, metallic grassy hop finish. Bit of a let down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours very clear and very golden with a small white head.

The aroma has some crackery malt and bright herbal and pine needle-y hops.

The flavor is fairly dry although it could stand to be a bit drier. The beer is mildly cidery, but that’s about the only off-putting thing about it. Plenty of crisp herbal hops and pleasant bitterness abound, & the beer has a nice clean crisp crackery malt character.

It’s not over the top or particularly exemplary but it hits all the right notes and for the price I will buy it again. Easily one of the better beers from the Trader Joes repertoire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Deep gold colored brew with a dense and bright white head. The nose is grainy with some almonds. There is a little bit of hay and citrus. The taste is bitter orange peel and hay. There is also a little bit of peanut and nougat. Decent, but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bcoveyb (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2012 does not count
A hoppy pilsner with a wheat & slightly fruity taste. Got at Trader Joes. A decent selection but wouldn't seek it out if I have other options. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2012
i have to go against the grain on this one. This is a solid Czech style pilsner. Golden color and a white head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma has mild hops. Flavor is dry with more hops and malt, and I have no difficulty picking up the Saaz character. Good palate. At $6/six pack, this is a fine beer. it comes much closer to what Bohemian pilsner should be than many domestic examples, and who wouldn’t like the price.

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