DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12 oz bottle) Fairly sweet and very floral, this pilsener lacks the maltiness and smokiness of a Czech style pilsener, which this beer claims to be; It's a bit malty initially, and nice at first, but the sweet, floral finish is just totally wrong for the style, and not even all that pleasant; Fairly strong hops bitterness for the style too, so this is more like a California pilsener, not a Czech one; The palate is thick, coating, heavy, creamy, and more substantial than most pilseners, but not very crisp, despite the hoppy presence; Aromas of corn, hops and perfume make for a so-so nose; Light golden color; White head pours to a nice size, has solid retention, and leaves sporadic blocks of dense lacing; I like Lagunitas beers, but this one's a bit of a disappointment
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark yellow for a pils, small head. Crisp smell; slightly minty and this follows through in the taste. Clean and drinkable, but it makes me think more of an APA than a genuine pils. Could also do with a little more zing: let’s see some hops here! A bit thin as well; I kept marking it down as I went through the glass. Not as good as other Lagunitas offerings.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean crisp hops & light malt aroma. Filtered yellow, sticky head & lacing. The flavor is fruity and light, refreshing and very pilsnery. A bit of off note in the tail that could best be described as "ass", but that could be from....never mind. Finishes crisp and refreshing.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber gold with a creamy like head and big spots of lace. Pils malts and earthy aromas. Hops are piney and floral. Pils malts of course come out in the flavor. Citrus as well. Lemons. Hrmm. Bitter hops. Palate is slightly spicy. Finish is bitter malts and citrus.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 4, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
pretty terrible stuff, they got a little bit of the tinny bitterness of a german pils but none of the texture. and why are so many american pilses so lemony?
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice light copper/ deep straw color with slight white head. Traditional Pils smell- not overly hopped. I like czech pilsners with a lot of saaz hops but this one was subdued. Flavor is moderatly hoppy, with a nice smooth light malt backbone and has that pilsner like quality to the palate. Slightly spritzy and refreshing yet nothing too special. Ill take Prima or Stoudts pils over this any day.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out of the bottle a deep golden color. Slight hop aroma and flavor. Very balanced beer, not alot going on but that’s the beauty here.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear tawny yellow gold with a good sized fluffy white head. Aroma is sublte, malty, with spicy hops. Flavor is sweet off the bat, becoming a bit bready and spicy (again). Very easy drinking and flavorful... the previous reviewer noted well that there are no bad tastes anywhere, which is very true. A pleasure to drink!
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle-pours a nice orange/yellow in between hue with nice whispy white head. slightly darker than most pils im used to. spicy, sweet malt aroma with very pronounced german hop presence. The flavors pretty much matched the aroma. long hoppy finish. Similar to my local fav pils (Sierra Blanca), but just not as sweet. I do detect an american hop in the finish. This is a world class american pils.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Tinny, rusty flavour, bit of saaz and grainy malts, not much else though, short finish.