drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer didn't have a long lasting head, but a great tangy Saaz hop aroma. Carbonation was at a good subdued level and adequate. Sweet malt was continually balanced by the clean hop finish for the whole bottle from beginning to end. A great session beer. A little darker and fuller than what you'd expect for a Pilsner.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a real big pils fan, but this beer is good and smooth. Ok, I rated it, now I got to get back to NCAA 2004. The WI Badgers are about to win a National Title!
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops in the nose is grassy, while the detectable malts are earthy and sweet. Some pear, or light green apples too. Malty and rich at first sip, fruity and dry at the end. Crisp and sharp with notable saaz bite at the end. A fine pils.
bbehrmann (1) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has an appealing golden color when poured, with a good head of finely sized bubbles. It didn't give off much of an aroma, but what I could smell was pleasant. It has a nicely balanced taste, that is enjoyable long after the beer has been swallowed. Starts off with a medium-strong flavor and then eases into a light, lingering taste. An enjoyable pilsner that I will definately drink again.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is a green leafy and flowery one. Flavor has some malt profile, but a strange off-putting chemical (acetone and ammonia) finish hovering on a Saaz hop bitterness. This really tasted awry to me, perhaps I got an old bottle. I wouldn't know, the bottle only lists the week and month the beer was brewed, no year.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color and aroma. This was a very crisp and refreshing Pilsner with a bitter finish. Medium body. Quality beer.
ghik (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am 59 years of age and I love great beer. This is the greatest bone-fide Pilsener beer I have drank in my life. Just don't be put off by the appearance, more yellow than golden and very cloudy. This is superb beer!! Incredible hops, balance, and finish. Hoorah!!
madislandman (3) - USA - FEB 5, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I knew the idiots would be dis'n this worthy “craft” brew when they got their ignorant lips on it. A longtime fan of Pilsner Urquel as heads above all the standard American wannabees, I was shocked to taste the breadth of flavor in this truly impressive Pilsner. What another describes as an initial sourdough taste (and some ignorant idiot describes as "skunked" but not normally skunked) gently cloaks the amazingly fresh and full herbal flavor of some very potent hops. I’m no expert, but please, if you do not know or really appreciate Pilsners, at least stay away from rating them against other beer types or with a palate dissipated on insipid American standard brews.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is the deal with this beer? Is mine skunked? It doesn't taste like a normal skunked beer. Are there hops in here? Aaaaaaah!
redlem (1295) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2003 The finest example of a pilsner you can buy.Great fruit aroma. Wonderful white frothy head. Taste slighty of apples and pears with slight citrus thrown in. It does not get any better than this.