rangerred (787) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SlovakSniper (2545) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une petite bouteille sur laquelle est imprimée une date illisible. Une robe dorée. Une mousse impeccablement blanche. Des parfums d’herbes et de gazon fraîchement coupés viennent se loger instantanément dans le creux de mes narines. Des céréales pâles émettent d’étonnantes vibrations sucrées. En bouche, les saveurs se présentent comme un tout équilibré. La base maltée faite de pain et de miel se fait rapidement répondre par des houblons vifs et capables de bien épicer ma langue. Des notes citronnées finissent par se dévoiler. Au palais, j’ai l’impression que son corps est bien densifié. Heureusement, les bulles font un intelligent travail d’aération. La texture est franchement huileuse. La finale est plutôt courte et offre de surprenantes notes asséchantes. Tout compte fait, une pils un peu lourde qui aime ses houblons.
rondphoto (1264) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear medium amber with a head that slowly drops to a full cover, horizontal streaks of lace. Taste begins with caramel malt and mown grass, growing a little in the palate, adding mild bittering that includes sour hay for the finish. Drinkable, but not as enjoyable as I’d like.
ads135 (2382) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes a bit more rich than what you’d expect from a czech style pils. Some honey, grassy hops, and a surprisingly full body.
Gription79 (2005) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Sweet pils, spicy hops, honey, floral, solid pils. Not a style I typically love, but I really enjoyed this beer.
fishonmyplane (280) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s alright, but the hop level should be higher, and there is a bit too much sweetness. It has a fuller mouthfeel than it should - almost like the palate of a hefeweizen, and there are hints of caramel, bread, and even butterscotch. It feels like they added extra malt to get it up to 6% ABV, but there is too much unfermented sugar left in the final product. Mediocre.
JeanDuteau (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Normal Pilsner colour of golden wheat. Good foam and good lacing. The smell is very bready/yeasty. You could taste the yeast and there was some hops as well. The hops overpowered the rest of the taste. It was not bad, but I’ve tasted better Pilsners.
ClassyBeagle (300) - USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured by Ryan on a tour of the Lagunitas Brewery. From notes, July 30, 2012.
A: Very light, slightly malty but very nondescript.
A: Clear golden color with a finger of white head that sits strong. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
T: Better than the nose, very crisp from the start. A nice toasted and pilsner malt character with a mild bitterness. Floral and crisp and clean.
P: Crisp and light bodied with good carbonation.
O: Overall, a pretty decent Pils, but certainly not a world-class of the style. It is quite easy drinking, though.
ironprog (41) - - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours pale gold and clear. Has minimal head that is a frothy off-white and diminishes quickly. Aroma is sweet, bready, and has some citrus (orange??) undertones. Taste is a good balance between lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Carbonation is average. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. Overall, I really like this beer and don’t really have much to complain about, other than I find it to be a little expensive, for the quality level it is.
Hopsclation (81) - Chicago, - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, flavorful pilsner. Has a bit of a rotting cheese smell, but once you get past that its got a nice full strawberry lemon grass feel. Funky finish, but it works.
bavarian81 (40) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid gold color. Aroma is rich of sweet bready malts. Flavor is similar to the aroma, but also has a tint of tartness. Finish is dry and hoppy.