jackl (7070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Churchkey. The pour’s hazy deep gold with a prominent creamy, thick white head. This beer nails it for looks. The nose is mellow honeycomb, beeswax. Spring bloom. Delicate flowery hop accents and hints of citrus. Lovely creamy malt base. More beeswax and pollen. Tree leaves, grass. Just a hint of lemony bitterness on the finish. Moderate body, great vitality on the palate. Overall, a wonderful pils. I could drink this all day.
bartlebier (3507) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1,5L PET milked fresh from the Kout teat by mowbeer, logistics by motelpogo, na zdraví dear Sirs. Pours a hazey deep yellow, mirroring a gloriously muddy bread&cereal malt and upfront yeast profile. Thick palate, almost chewy doughiness, made enjoyable by amped Saaz: tangerine zest, strawy grass, dven some light woody notes, a pervasive mineral twang. Glad I had a full Dobra Voda bottle and some peace & quiet to gauge and appreciate this unfiltered Old-World character onslaught.
kerenmk (4246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Zubaty Pes. Prague, January 2014. Clear gold with white head. Some grassy hops and grain aroma, nice bitter grassy taste, full-bodied, bitter finish. The way it should be.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchkey - Washington, DC. I had this side by side with the 10 and was amazed at how different they were. The 10 so enamoring, with this being a little more lifeless, with a harsh, almost sour, but more like twangy harsh minerals to it. Not as well defined, a little more muddy and wandering. Less satisfying to palate in the finish. The slight more alcohol isn’t met by a better body for balance. I almost want to say that this keg is a little past peak.
Roublard (218) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Ideal appearance - light amber color with a white stable foam (which will stay with you ’till the end). Rich of malts, hops and some bread aroma. Very rich texture, a lot of hops in the body and in the finish, which is fine.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Mild hops notes in the nose, subtle and floral with a little bit of sulfur. Hazy golden amber with pillowy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with big malt notes and hop bitterness. Nice beany notes with carbonic bit and lagering hop floral notes. Dry bitter finish and lingering bitter after. Tasty.
Bamsen78 (5072) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ BBF13. Pours murky pale yellow with small white head. Clear aroma of hops with notes of yeast and paper. Tastes of yeast and hops, with a distinct paperlike and sourish finish. OK.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at church key in DC. Light hazy gold with a minimal white head. Sweet pilsner and floral aromas. Sweet hay and malt.
angelkostvo (1166) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color, 1 finger head. Aroma of malts, saaz hops, light apricot. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, great balance.Refreshing. Light body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ryan for sharing! Hazed light orange pour with a white head. Big bready malt aroma. Biscuit, dough, and honey. Floral hops, some cracker, apple, and yeast. Really great malt flavor. Tons of bread, biscuit, and sweet dough. A touch of honey, some yeast, floral hops, and a crisp finish. Very subtle bitterness.