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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valheru (17) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2002
This is one of the better pilsners I’ve tried lately. Very smooth without that skunkiness often associated with lagers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Pale golden, slight haze, god head formation and retention. Fragrant hop aroma, quite a bit of malt, touch of spice (coriander?). There’s some sweetness on the palate, but an overall dryness that gathers pace in the latter half. Lingers with a nice bitterness. Stays well on the palate, refreshing and quite tastey.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 19, 2002
This is a nice session beer w/ a clean finish. Nothing spectacular, nothing bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
A fairly malty pils with decent aroma. Dry finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Pretty hefty feel for a pils. Good body with excellent malt flavors and aromas. Finish is slightly dry and bitter. Golden color with a thin white head. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
Feels pretty fat with some significant chew, Hallertauer coming through. The foam is fine is creamy and so is the finish. I’m not getting any pilsy snap, light body, or even quaffability. Sure, this is good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2002
This ginger colored beer had a thick head and a surprisingly complex taste for a pilsener. A wheaty flavor dominates its rather full body. The slightly bitter finish parches the mouth a bit, but not unpleasantly. Does not have the bland macro taste of many beers of this style. This beer was much better than expected and a rare pilsener to date that I can stand.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
Very good Pils. Great hoopy flavor crisp and refreshing. This should on the list of every Beerlover

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2001
Good crisp refreshing pilsener.


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