culchiem (3107) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light golden with a thin head. Aroma is thin citrus bitter. Flavour is malty, lemon citrus on a decent refreshing bitter finish
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day 1 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, tap at the Kneittinger Keller, Regensburg, 24/01/14.
Clear golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is bread dough, citrus, grass, simple but clean.
Taste comprises lemon rind, straw, light caramel, bread dough, hay,
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light grassy bitterness in the closure.
Solid pils, one of the best I’ve had, low on the cereal/grain flavours.
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear light golden beer with a decent white head. Malty biscuit aroma, grainy, caramel, floral notes, citrus, spice notes. Grassy hop flavor, biscuits, bready, spicy notes, hay, cereal, some hay. Really nice and refreshing.
Wanja (721) - GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5 l bottle from the brewpub in Regensburg... Clear very light golden color, good head... Typicall bitter Pilsener taste with some fruity orange aroma... Refreshing ending...
Roublard (218) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tapped. Appeared clean golden body with a white medium head which didn’t last to the very end. Nose of some crispy malts, hops, grass, just a clssical good euro-pilsner aroma. Tastes lovely (for pilses), with some touches of fruits and hops. Ok, there is a finish, but I would not say it is very long and interesting. Good one as a pilsener.
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle. Bright yellow color, white head. Aroma is cereal and hay, decent hop notes. Taste is reduced to a minimum, some fruity notes, malt. Mild character.
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden appearance, medium head. Malty and grassy aroma, well rounded sweetness and low bitterness. Overall good and refreshing Pilsener style.
Leighton (14783) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at GBBF 2012 - London. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a fine, white foam head. Doughy and crispy cereal malts on the nose. Medium sweet flavor with more crisp and doughy pale malts, some white sugar, low bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Crisp finish, clean, lots more doughy malts, white bread. Excellent stuff. Simple and totally drinkable.
mjs (5470) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Keg at Kneitinger am Arnulfsplatz) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass and grain. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, grain, malts, mildly fruitiness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A good pils.
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So... since I rarely drink Pils or have found a Pils I like drinking other than on hot, sweaty days, this may or may not be my cup of tea, eh?
The color is typical Pils, a crystal clear golden color with some yellow tints, which is topped by a snow-white head of foam. The aroma is pure Pilsen malts and some strong Noble hops, exactly what a Pils should smell like. The initial flavor at first is hoppy, bitter in a Hallertauer hop way (they mention Hallertauer on their website), but mixed in is lots of Pils malts and some light caramel malts, for I’m getting lots of caramel flavors in the aftertaste. It’s got a thick mouthfeel, very nice and not weak at all, going over the tongue like a slow wave lapping on the beach. You can tell they use good ingredients here, and everything fits well together. It’s got a decent bitterness kick on all sides of the tongue but also it still has a powerful caramel aftertaste. If I swallow it quickly and try to bypass the aftertaste, I can still get a little of the caramel notes, but it then tastes more like a normal Pils, albeit a herbe, Noble hop bitterness. I’m impressed, and really, I would buy this beer if I found it on my shelves. (And yes, I would drink it on a boat, and I would drink it with a goat. I would drink it here or there, say, I drink it anywhere!) What impresses me is the combo of Pils malts, a strong bitterness and a very nice caramel maltiness, all in one beer. Nice! My faith in the Pils style has been restored. I could drink this süffige Bier all day.