VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce short bottle, poured into a pilsner glass. With the pilsner style, which is typically light in color, it’s easy to see if the glass you are using has been properly cleaned. And I’m a bit ashamed to admit that my glass doesn’t pass the test. That’s my fault, not the brewer’s. The beer pours a nearly brilliant light gold, with wave upon wave of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Most Pilsner style beers are really light in color but this one is darker than those that I’m used. I got sort of aggro with my pour but alas I don’t get an real sort of head. I do however, manage to over-pour and spill down the sides of my glass. Bummer. I like a nice frothy head (one you can float a bottle cap on as Jim Koch is fond of saying) with my pilsner beer. Initial aroma is of … well hold on a sec as I’ve managed to give my nose a bath. This review is just going swimmingly. I primarily get some light candy corn malt sweetness, with some flowery hibiscus like hop character in the background. On the aroma side of things the hop character is really muted, especially for a beer that’s done in the Czech Pilsner style. The hops in the first taste are both in the front and rear; malt flows through the middle. There’s a nice bitterness but it’s very mild and low key. Not surprisingly, mouthfeel is light and refreshing, with ample carbonation. Body is medium to full; certainly there’s more there than most of this style. I get a little bit of carbonic bite with this beer, but it’s not unpleasant, and not surprising given the carbonation levels. The carbonation sweeps in quickly, ridding your mouth of the beer before you have a chance to ponder what else it may hold. I think that’s a good thing, as the beer has quite a bit of residual sweetness, and without the carbonation levels this could end up cloying. Sweetness may also be coming from the alcohol, as at 6.2% this is bordering on a 1.5x Pilsner … that may be also why I’m getting some sweetness out of it. Kudos for keeping the phenolics out of this one. Instead it goes down quick and easy. Lawnmower beer seems like too lazy a descriptor, so I’m left searching for something else. Lavender hops yield to candy corn sweetness, before both are quickly evaporated in a wave of carbonation that leaves a lingering, slightly sulfuric, afterfinish. I’d like a bit more hops in this one, especially in the nose, as they are there but they play a supporting role to the sweet malt profile. Not a badly done beer, but there are other pilsners out there that I prefer.
dlovell2 (1070) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light golden with white head. Malty aroma with light citrus and yeast. Sweet malty flavor with light citrus, herbal and floral hops. Slight yeastiness. Really enjoyed.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lager is simple but smooth, It makes you remember the old town and how things used to be.
TXBadger (1750) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very crisp amd clean.
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Crystal clear, bright yellow-golden colour with average to huge, fluffy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, snow-white head. Minimally grainy, pale malty aroma, grassy and minimally floral overtones. Taste is moderately but not too sweet pale malty, a touch of honey-covered cereals, mildly grassy and floral hoppy overtones, a good dose of citrusy hop as well. Very well balanced, precise, clean: superb drinkability.
Vestlake (187) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is classic pilsner. Taste has grass, lemon, and pilsner hops. Pretty good.
TimE (3855) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden color. Modest bitter dry nose. Mouth isn’t as clean as I would hope, but not bad. Somewhat grassy. Not bad.
nihtila (1356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3.2.2015. Pours clear golden. Mild, sweet butter, hay nose. Taste has grass, lemon, pils hops.
Bricks (689) - Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden, mediocre appearance. Floral scent. Taste is Pilsener with some hop kick. Not bad.
commonmac (537) - 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 (4888) - 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.