theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the Trader Joe’s in Kansas City, Missouri. Best Consumed Before 06/09/12 stamped on the label. The pour is a clear golden with a one inch white head that falls with minimal lacing. The aroma is malt, straw and a bit of bright hop spice. A touch of dirt earthiness in there as well. The taste is spiced hop up front, some bright bitterness, the straw, then some lightly sweet malt. The floral shows, along with a bit of chemical dirt. The palate is medium to light bodied, lower carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish. Decent beer, decent value - though for about the same price I think I would buy Boulevard Pilsener.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a cream head. Malt and earthy aroma with mineral and light hay. Malt and mineral flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral lingers with light grain.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is plain with just malt and grassy hops. The appearance is golden with an average head for the style. The taste is like the aroma with a noticeable bitterness but not bad at all. The palate is typical for the style. Overall a pretty good beer.
beersearcher (2162) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the price this isn’t half bad pils. Nice yellow color. Slight metallic note. Could use a bit of a carbonation bump but it has actual flavor and is miles ahead of the industrial water lagers.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz single from Trader Joe’s,Salem. $1.00
Nice hue of clear golden for the body and a rather fetching thick ,creamy white head
Aroma subdued..some biscuit and a small floral grassy hoppiness.
Taste is almost entirelly biscuity,cereal type malts..barely any hop
There is a strange astringent bitterness in the end..i doubt its hops.
Weak watery palate.
Not impressed at all..just another American lager
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, gold, and mostly headless. Sweet, beery nose. Weighty on the tongue with only a mild carbonation. Slightly sticky in the finish. Honey-like sweetness with hints of apples and grapes. Mild Saaz notes come through, but they lack bitterness to balance things out. Not necessarily undrinkable, in general, it’s just unexciting, muddled and unbalanced.
sbanach (221) - Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nothing special here aroma is hops color pilsner yellow hue. Low malt heavy tasteless hops and traces of corn adjunct fermentables. Not the best
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mike67 (687) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours deep golden with a short-lived, white head. Nice aroma is of pale malt and grassy hops. Medium, slightly crisp body. Earthy hops are balanced by biscuit malt and grapefruit on the palate. Long, bitter finish. Well done Pils.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear vibrant golden color with a thin off-white head. Decent head retention. Grassy aroma with a faint caramel malt finish. The taste is grassy hops, some mint, toasted malts and a bit of corniness. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hopped nose. Some maltiness is noticable. A little grassy as well. Fairly clean. Malts are fairly rich. Good little hop kick in the finish.