mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a similar experience to North Coast's Scrimshaw.
In summary, a flavorful, complex beer (for the style) that could use a bit more carbonation (or fermentation).
Surprisingly reddish/golden color.
Thin head, mostly receding, non-lacing, fine.
Saaz burst assaulted me when I cracked the bottle, but aromatically, it was tame from there. I have a bad nose, but something went awry here.
Malty for the style, good hop spiciness, with some fruity esters, acetaldehyde.
Undercarbonated, but the bubbles are persistent enough to save it from becoming syrupy. Still, on the malty/sweet side.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not what I expected, but a good brew none the less. Seemed to lack the dry, crisp characteristic one might associate with the style. Hoppy finish.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a pretty good tasting beer. However, I don’t consider it a pilsener. It lacks the crispness I expect of a pils. Full bodied and malty, much more so than a pils.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on tap at Gulfstream Seafood in Newport Beach. Clear dark yellow. Citrusy, hoppy aroma. Quite full bodied for a pilsner with mild bitterness. Sort of tastes like a APA/pilsner cocktail.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Interesting hoppy/ preserved raspberry aroma with a touch of sulfur (diacytal?). Pretty good looking brew. Didn"t taste like anything I had while in the Czech Republic. Interesting enough to try again anyway.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice golden color. One of the best pilsners I’ve had. Thick feel, full malty flavor with a kick of hops bitterness.
Braudog (5742) - 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 (5282) - 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.