Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow with a nice head. Aroma of corn, but this had a really good bitter malt flavor with a sweet edge.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma and flavor from the saaz hops. Good pils if thats what your looking for.
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color, medium foamy head. Aroma is malty and a little hoppy. A full-bodied pilsner. Malty and somewhat hoppy. Touch of sweetness at the start that gives way to a fairly strong hop bitterness. Good flavor throughout. Well balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Up the nose with a fine display of mild spicy malt and hops, a bit ’o banana. It pours quite a deep gold, one of the darker pils that I’ve seen. The head is thick, hangs around, and makes a nice coat on the glass. The flavor of this beer is pretty even handed all the way through, bananas and saaz, blended nice, a hopped up banana daqueri. Very interesting, although, probably not your everyday Czech style pils.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick head and genuine smell. Smooth taste and balanced flavor. Not quite what
I expected. Interesting malt flavor that I find difficult to describe. Not quite crisp enough
for a pilsener. Aroma is its best feature.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 10/16/02: Clear gold the color on the pour, the head, is a brillant white, frothy, substanial, the lace nice sheets upon the glass. Nose is malt, lightly sweet, clean and fresh. The start is malt, somewhat sweet, the top is light, the finish is eminently dry, perfectly acidic, and superbly hopped. A good session beer ’No Doubt’, drinkable and ranks as one of a few ’Pilseners/Lagers’, I deem acceptable to maintain a permanent place in my ’Stable’ of beers. Ranks #661 on my current 1000 beer master list.
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2010 Multiple 12oz bottles, Labor Day Weekend 2010. Clear straw body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some straw, faint bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, lemon, light bread. Light-medium body, fairly crisp, light acidity, very drinkable. Delicious. This has long been on my radar for a re-rate -- clearly my earlier self had a head cold when he tried this. ;) (7/3/8/4/15)
10/14/02. Slightly hazy straw colored body with big white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy -- both citrus and German. Flavor is solid -- hoppy with hint of citrus, malty backbone, goes down quite bitter. 6/2/6/3/12.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this as part of a beer of the month club. Very strong hoppy aroma, with a bit of a wheat taste to it.
Valheru (17) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good pils that does the job. Actually it was a nice surprise that such good Bohemian pilsener could be brewed overseas.. however, I still prefere those actually brewed in Bohemia, or at least most of them.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of the better pilsners I’ve tried lately. Very smooth without that skunkiness often associated with lagers.