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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A Classic European pilsner given a new springtime spin with wild sour accents of organic agave and natural blue poppy seeds planting a sweet, nutty balance. Our Poppy Agave Pilsner is summoned by a strengthening sun from two-row Pilsner malt and Noble hops. It melts snow and thaws souls with 30 IBUs and an ABV of 5%.

No longer retired as of Summer ’16 - part of their Summer Variety Pack and this time labeled as Ale instead of Pilsner

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2009
The only real train wreck encountered at the last Richmond gathering. Golden yellow. Tasted like cereal. Just straight up cereal, almost like a generic rip off of Cheerios and puffed rice mixed together. Very sweet, and also suffered from an odd, undefined spice finish. Just a disaster. This has actually grown worse in my mind since I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (5775) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 4/2/09

Aroma: Malty sweetness, some floral/earthiness
Appearance: Kind of a clear pale gold color, you could mistake it for a Miller Lite (not a compliment)
Flavor: Kind of an earthy sweetness with a little sourness in the aftertaste
Palate: Lightish body, not a terrible mouthfeel
Overall Impression: It’s not a bad beer I guess, but at some point I need to learn not to try every new beer these guys make, I never really like any of them.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: March 13, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Summits - Woodstock
Appearance: clear gold, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a light cereal character, light floral hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice sweetness, touch of cereal, light balancing bitterness
Overall: not really much character from the agave or poppy other than maybe a touch of extra bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 2, 2009
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a clear straw-gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is honey, sweet fruit, tea, and slight gran. Taste is roughly the same, with the grain and tea notes coming out first dissolving into an interesting combination of hop bitterness and fruity sweetness. Remains rather smooth and went down easy. I didn’t mind this at all - kind of surprised at the low ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Phukktifano on 05/11/2009. Slightly hazy golden body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big spicy aroma with some caramel and fruitiness. Sweet light fruity flavor with lots of spiciness and clove on a faint caramel background. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation. 5/2/5/3/10 - 2.5 Bottle courtesy of phuktifanno on 03/14/2009. Clear golden yellow body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet honey nut cheerios and faint tea-like hints in the aroma. Sweet honey, light grain, some faint hoppy hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 5/1/5/2/10 - 2.3

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Smells mildly of toasty malts, not much. Taste is crisp and refreshing, light yet enjoyable. Mild malts and weak hops, but very fresh and refreshing. Not terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Pours clear golden with thick white head. Quite aromatic with grassy notes and some fruitiness. Flavor is light hops and some apple and lemon. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 12oz bottle courtesy of SamGamgee. Filtered blonde-yellow color, very light. Alcohol shows itself in the aroma, not unlike a macro Pils. Some fruity sweetness, the agave certainly comes through. Light and tangy, some lemon-lime. Fruity malt backdrop. Ok for what it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (3561) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Cloudy yellow color with a white soapy head. Minimal aroma of grass and bread. Flavor of yeast, agave, Sweet then sour and a bit bitter... Very unusual for a pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Odd Notion beers are a great chance to try something different, something off the map. This one is good for that, the aroma is good if you can find it, and the appearance is clean and basic. The flavor is good but finishes a litlle harsh for a pilsner, more like the IPA or a Pale. The palate is nice but not as crisp as I expected. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer for spring and a nice one to try, go for it.

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