rangerred (987) - 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.
commonmac (504) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Pub 819. Pint glass. Light golden color reminiscent of other pale domestic lagers. Very little head. Aroma is grain and cereal like a cheap beer. Taste is crisp and light with a grainy overarching feel. Hops are present but nothing citrus comes through. Tastes like a simple beer without a lot of excitement. Rare to see Lagunitas hold themselves back like this. Obviously chose other Lagunitas options...they are much better.
solidfunk (4774) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy to drink with some decent saaz notes. Touch of booze in finish. Pours golden with OK head and lacing. Tap at Pizzeria paradiso Dupont.
Freaky_tiki (698) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love how the description of the beer on this page has to clearly define a) what a pils is & b) how it is different from an ale. No wonder, given some of the reviews below that merely punish this beer with a low rating because "it’s not my style." So much for the well rounded beer critic. Have to say I’m a pretty big fan of this brew. Love the way it pours into the glass & how it offers the white as snow crown of foam on top. It’s a crisp & tasty & balanced pilsner. Highly recommended. I wish that a) I could get this in Toronto (I love a pilsner or two after a series of juicy IPAs) and b) that Canadian craft brewers could get a handle on this oh so unhip style & mark a variety of decent pils to choose from. Recommended. .
tricksta_p (1576) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pale malt, hay and grains. Flavour is light sweet with a nice moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Decent, quite malty Pilsner.
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pilsig-gelb im Glas. Honignoten, pilsig, aber hopfig. Grasige Noten, typische Malznoten. So soll ein Pils sein.
Beerhunter111 (9243) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Klare goldene farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, grasig, hopfig. Geschmack ebenfalls sehr malzig, hopig, grasig bitter.
MaltOne (253) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale yellow, lingering head. Fairly it aroma at first.. though it dissipates fairly quickly. Generally reminds me of big breeds lagers but with more concentrated flavor. Nice hop bitter, a layer of breast yeast flavor, a little spice, floral. Finish is lightly bitter with a touch of must. Relatively full flavored for a lager.
The_Osprey (2499) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Draft House at 6.2%. Slightly hazy yellow, very lightly sparkling, small foamy white head, decent lacing. Aroma is cardboard and lemony passionfruit. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is thin papery malts, a bit pungent, some caramel, bubblegum, crisp finish. It’s OK at best. There are lagers I’d prefer.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite style, so it did not get a strong rating from me. Typical pilsner, fits.
BDawg82 (72) - Jackson, Mississippi, USA - FEB 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As it is being drunk from the bottle, the appearance gets a 3 as a sort of n/a. Upon opening the bottle to a rather nice aroma that is very balanced between bitter and sweet, there is a slight floral insinuation. This is continued in the first impression on the tongue, and with a certain sweetness yielding to a very malty, almost caramel note that quickly becomes more akin to coffee before quickly fading into an almost (but not quite) skunky finish. Pils gets a 2 for the palate as it is too heavy, and way too sticky, to qualify as a decent lager. However, removed from the restraint of labels, it is all in all a decent beer of whatever variety.