JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 Still having a like-not-love relationship with Lagunitas. I’ve been really digging pilsners since the weather’s turned warm, and have been impressed with a number of American variations on classic styles. While this one is solid and likable, there’s something about their use of the czech malts that makes it almost buttery. I want the complexity, the spicy bite, and crispness, and there’s not quite enough of any of them for me here.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is what I assume to be Czech Malts and hops ,very cerealy and grainey, taste is grain malt and biscuity hop,hop taste lingers around on back of tongue. Those odd tasting hops are somewhat dominating for a pilsner style,but its fine
SSSteve (4006) - - JUN 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 a clear dark gold pour with large sudsy white head. hoppy, orange aroma. flavor is bitter and dry and hoppy. lots of sweet cereal and honey-ish malts. hint of alcohol in finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was white and stuck around for a while. Aroma was of molasses and subdued toffee with some noble hops in the background. There was a slight metallic note that detracted a bit. Fairly effervescent. Caramel, molasses, and husky grain flavors. Finished with mild hop bitterness that lingered.
after4ever (7540) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12-oz. Wow, what a shockingly unsuccessful effort. Pours a reddish golden amber with a thin white dab of foam that falls to spotty suds. Endless fast-rising bubbles. Huge boiled vegetable and wet cardboard nose. Watery body, hyper-aggressive carb, messy vegetal and cardboard mid-palate followed up by a rather nice splash of peppery and slightly resinous hops. Nothing about this is pleasant, but I’d love to have tried what they had in mind with these aggressive west coast hops in a bohemian.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium to thin bodied, simple biscuit malt character with muted hop flavor and minimal bitterness. Very refreshing lawnmower beer - keep it cold.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Aroma is lightly sweet and grainy, comprised primarily of lightly bready, crackery malts, combined with a small amount of herbal, spicy, grassy hop and touches of lemon. Clear light-medium golden color, bubbly and with a fine, lasting head. Flavor profile is clean and well-balanced, with more pale malty flavor present throughout, but contributing mostly grainy, bready notes and less in the way of sweetness, while the hops make themselves known fairly late with a short burst of spicy bitterness and herbal, leafy character. Finishes dry and refreshing. Mouthfeel is effervescent and thin, body is light-medium. The only real issue I have with this one is a noticeable, lingering chemical-like acidity and harshness, possibly from an overabundance of alcohol. Otherwise, this is a well-done Pils.
mbrandon2w (109) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ABF Night of the Lagers. Nice crisp clean pilsner. be a great one to have in the summer.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep golden color with thin fizzy head. Aroma of grass, sweet malt, sweet dough. Taste is of grassy hops, sweet malt, some alcohol, sweet doughy flavor and a note of honey. This is highly carbonated and pretty tasty but the alcohol presence is a bit too much for yhe style. Also, the bitterness is a bit too much.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
surprising heavy. Heavy in carbonation and bloatedness mostly. Saaz hops, malt aroma, enoz saltz composition. Light colour with some cloudiness.