ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful golden straw color. The head is barely off-white colored, and about two fingers high. Retention isn’t the best, but the way it settles in the glass betrays solid hoppiness. Lacing is spotty but thick in certain places. All in all, this looks really good in a glass.
S: The hops used here aren’t just grassy, they also have a citrusy/lemony bend to them. I also notice touches of sugar cookie-esque malts and some mineral notes. Good aroma, just one that could be a bit stronger (especially for 6.2%).
T: Initially, flavors of lemon and grass from the hops sweep the palate. A slightly sweet middle gives way to a dry back end with strong hard water notes. Slight buttery touches are prevalent throughout. I think it’s solid, but not as delicate or smooth as the best examples of the style.
M: This is really light and crisp, like a good pils should be. The faint hard water quality gives it an assertively dry finishing kick - meaning it goes down with superb ease.
O: While this is pretty good, Lagunitas didn’t fully nail this one. The drinkability is top notch, but in other aspects (balance, finesse, subtlety), I think the mark was missed. I’d definitely give this a second chance on tap, though.
can8ianben (1399) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasty crisp and clean summer beer. Golden yellow and smooth with a lovely hop spiciness at the very end. Lovely stuff.
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with white aroma. Some hops and grains in the aroma. Fruity taste, slightly bitter, crisp. Okay.
bvbunited (22) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This a great Pilsner the smell and taste are exactly what I want from a microbrew. Great beer
Scopey (8834) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wholefoods Piccadilly. It pours clear gold with a decent white head. The nose is soft, sweet, plenty of doughy malts, brioche, light honey, cereal and straw. The taste is smooth, sweet pale malty action, white bread, honeyed cereal, some grassy bitterness, cracker a touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet perhaps, but rather enjoyable anyhow.
flying_pig (1128) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at home from Brewdog Online Shop (Ł3.50):
Another good Lagunitas beer, it’s hard to find a good craft pilsner that truly stands out & while I’m not entirely sure this one does, it’s a very nice & highly drinkable beer that goes down easy with a good balance helping it along the way.
Cybercat (3985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of tap clear, bubbly golden with a nice snow-white head. Aroma is malty and strongly fruity, typical but appealing. Crisp, malty flavor has a strong pear and apple undertone and a yeasty hint. Mouthfeel has good body and fizz, and a hippy note comes out in the finish.
rosskyle (146) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with a light fluffy head. Grain and yeast aroma. Light body. Grassy flavor with a little bitterness at the end. A good execution of a pils.
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jimbonga (49) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with a large white head. Aromas of soft malts, yeast and grassy hops. Initially slightly sweet taste gives in to a dry and surprisingly bitter finish with slightly herbal hoppiness.
allmyvinyl (6066) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas of grassy hops and grains. Taste is more of the same, light lemon. Sweet finish.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light gold body. Bread, lemon on the nose. Crisp. Bready, slightly citrus and floral. Crisp, clean, crushable.