rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled in a 6 pack. Not bad but what you would expect from a midrange pilsner. Not bad.
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MaBeer1972 (1260) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bcoveyb (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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JK (4349) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.