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.
johnnymilwaukee99 (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Neck-and-neck with Riverwest Stein and Sprecher Black Bavarian for ’best Milwaukee beer.’ Muzzlehatch’s description is spot on, but I have to say I don’t detect the apple. The aroma itself is intoxicating... Like a good German bakery. Riverwest Stein says ’Power,’ Klisch says ’Complex’ For an evening of beer drinking, it’s my top choice.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice clean, mild hoppy aroma. Slightly spicy. This beer has a classic nose of a great Pils. Nice deep golden color. Light carbonation with a big frothy white head. Taste profile is well balanced between the sturdy malt and the crisp hops. Definitely Saaz in the nose and taste. Finish is clean and balanced with a slight nod to the hops. THis is a well crafted beer, better suited for warmer weather.
redlem (1301) - 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.
foyle (245) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 1" off white head that falls slowly with some mild lacing. Color is a cloudy golden with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: pleasant yeasty bread dough combined with some tart hop spice.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied and slick with a quick, dry finish.
Flavor: saltine cracker, biscuit, some fruity sweetness, spruce and grassy hops.
Overall: a delicious beer, quite appropriate to the style.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 I get a lot of lemon zest in the aroma and flavor, much like I"ve seen with Kraftbrau. I would very much like to know its source. This beer poured with a tremendous rocky head that left behind very nice lace. Pleasantly hoppy and terribly enjoyable. I could drink a heck of a lot of this. Thanks to Howie for this one.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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<p class=MsoNormal>(Bottled Second Week of September 2002) This pils poured
perfectly and created a very attractive glass of beer, brilliant clarity, a
fine bead, and good head retention. The nose is soft, but an evident blast of
saaz hops pleases. The palate is firm and malty with a nice pils malt profile.
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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!!
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew poured a nice golden yellow with a small head.Had little carbonation to it.Nice aroma of malt/earthy Smells.Upon tasting,Got a nice malty/caramel flavor to it with hint of saaz hops.Nice mouthfeel with a slight bitter aftertaste.Not bad!
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma and sweet taste. Very smooth brew with hints of sweetbread dough, malt, and fruit.