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RATINGS: 1174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light gold with a thin soapy head that quickly fades. Really no lacing either but there are tons of carbonation bubbles helping to keep a little foam on top. Aroma is definitely to style. Almost a little skunk with lots of noble hops and grass. A little bit of bready grain sneaks through. Flavor has lots of floral noble hops up front and sweet, bready grain. I can almost detect a tiny bit of roast on the back end. Bitterness is sharp and pleasant although there is a little more sweetness than I would like and it isn’t quite crisp enough. Overall, a pleasing pilsener but I prefer several from European breweries. Nonetheless it would be quite pleasant during the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4907) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle from the Stockbridge Tap. Appearance - golden with a decent head. Nose - light metallic and spice. Herbaceous too. Taste - more of the same. Sweet but bitter athe the same time, presumably because of the strength. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - decent pils, challenges you a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (224) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured from bottle into flute. Nice yeasty bread aroma. Pours a clear pale with white head. Has a light bitter taste. Light bodied with a slick texture. A very nice pilsner, perfect for a hot day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1562) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
Crisp, clean, Grass, hay, lightly herbal, golden colour, medium white head, medium bite, lightly sweet, light slightly eatery body, fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
For me, a little sweet. Definitely a strong base malt presence. Nice color and lasting head. But, I couldn’t drink this all evening. Just a preference. I’ll have one glass, though. Anytime.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bnokk (422) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2016
APPEARANCE- Golden yellow color if dark straw on a Czech countryside. Super frothy whit head is in for the long haul, ticking around even after it’s been sitting here for 30 min. NOSE- Strong and perfect pils crisp hop scent. FLAVOR- crisp and clean. Soft on the palate in the beginning, slight bitterness builds near the end. NOTES- Ive been seeking a really good quality pils. I usually drink IPAs, stouts, sours and all other kinds because lagers and pils haven’t really stood out. This pils does. If your a beer snob looking for a great pils like the best I had in Prague a couple years ago, give this one a try!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Lagunitas tap room, Pataluma (CA, USA). Clear pale gold, creamy white head. Nose: bohemian accent, tons of grassy hops. Mouth: grains, velvet Pils malts, super grassy. Yes! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a crisp clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. Aromasof hops, grass, and grains. Flavor is a nice crisp hoppy/grain taste with a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1496) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2016
Golden with thin white head; aroma is light malt; flava is mild grain with hoppy bitter bite; feels medium semi fizzy; finishes dry bitter and grainy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12 oz single bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Clear golden appearance with a white head. Aroma of husky grains, toasted malt, light musty yeast and light spicy hops. Similar flavor, adding a mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with a crisp feel and a light dry finish. Meh, OK, tastes a little old to me. 294 5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (4514) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
355ml bottle at home, present from JohnRMurdoch, grain, grassy hop aroma, golden with a thin white head, grain, cereal, light citrus, bitter grassy hop finish.

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