RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy straw gold. Huge, extremely fine bright white head settles stickily to full, complete cap.
Nose is sharp, fresh, herbal, German hops soaring over a base of rich, fresh baked white bread. Classic Pils here. Just gorgeous.
Even better in the mouth, where the rich, roundness of the malt makes first impact, only to be sliced by the hop bitterness in the midpalate. Both joust back and forth through the long, long finish. Magic.
Great roundness to the mouthfeel. This fills every nook and cranny with delicious goodness, and simply slides down the throat. I could drink this beer forever, and die with a smile on my face.
On draft. In my kegerator.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Mahr garden; under the chestnut trees in the sunshine on a white bench. This beer, and this brewery - do not suck. Excellent service considering how many beer-travellers they must get. Just lovely herby spicy clean golden hued brew. great fizz, not too much, just right. Loved it.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on Gravity cask, i think .@ avenue .. . Pours a shimmering gold .. really good foam head .. good lacing too .. . nice subtle brew, good crispness .. . i love this shit! .. . . One of my friends goes: "So, you know what really turns me on; when girls talk dirty in bed." Yeah I tried that with my wife. I said: "Hey, talk dirty to me." She said: "Go fuck yourself". Not that dirty.
crossovert (4563) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wasn’t able to try this during my trip to Bamberg but I did find a bottle. Bottled on 27/5. If that is this yea that isn’t bad, should just be hitting its best by date.
It pours a really nice color. It is a clear vibrant gold with lots of tiny bobbles and a perfect white foamy golf-ball like head. As it slowly recedes it leaves a wall of lacing.
The smell is obviously a bit neutered. Both because of the freshness and the presumed pasteurization and trip over. But it smells pretty good nonetheless. It smells a bit like a Noble pils actually. It has a good deal of herbs and medicinal qualities in the smell along with a big hit of lime zest. There is also some earthiness and light sweet, fruity smelling malt. Definitely complex for a pils.
The flavor, whole not at is peak is still delicious and refreshing. It is nicely hopped with that fresh herb taste of noble hops and a light bitterness on the back end. The malts are still decent’y vibrant with some nice breadlike qualities. There is also a fruitiness/sweetness coming form the malt.
When fresh this thing is probably a beast. Get it as soon as you see it on the shelf in the US, but ideally go try it in Germany, it will be amazing.
Grzesiek79 (2357) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
toast, roasty, spruce, cooked vegetables, pale, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, full body, creamy, bitter,
canary dog (582) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice frothy head and terrific Brussels lace accentutate the visuals. Very nice Pilsener hops flavor fills the mouth. Finish is hoppy, pleasantly bitter and fresh. A terrific Pilsener.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a large sized head of frothy fine to large sized long lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent with yeast swirls and light yellow brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild malt hop yeast . Its mouth feel is initially slightly tingly smooth thick with a lingering slightly tingly palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained nice malty with mild hops and doughy notes and was greta for a pilsener but uncharacteristically good. All-in-all very nice brew.
MaiBockAddict (1498) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. How to rate this? Why is this rated so low? as a homebrewer, this is close to what I would like a pils to be. And if you are looking for a pils, I would recommend this one. But nonetheless....Pours clear pale yellow with floaties, and a rich, rocky white lasting head. Aroma has hops, a touch of sulfur, and a malty note. Flaor is rich and malty, with a rather gentle hoppiness. A llittle less hops than I would prefer, but still tasty as far as a pils goes. Very drinkable, and I could make an afternoon drinking session with this.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. pale, golden colored beer w/ good fizz and a nice frothy white head. Sweet malt aroma along w/ some perfumey hop highlights...similiar to the bock aroma, and quite potent...aroma seems to have a spicy compent that reminds me of curry a bit? Fairly dry and bitter finish, which is good...yeast certainly has an impact...big bodied for a pils. Malt is bready and hops are spicy. A very classy pils. Excellant.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the 0.5L bottle at the Huber Haus. Thanks to my good buddy bditty187 for buying me a bottle of this. Pours a delicious-looking light yellow with a miraculous pillowy white head. The dominant aroma is a sweet honey smell. The flavor is not sweet at all and might be slightly tart. The body is of significant substance with outstanding flavor. This might be the best pilsner I’ve ever had.