NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Most of the Maritime Brewing company beers tend to be more of a ’unique’ experience rather than a beer you would return to and drink on a regular basis. This Pilsner, however, despite it’s Budweiser looking clarity, has a very smooth taste, and a wonderful sweet flavor! There is a light hop aroma, offset by strong flavor somewhat like a slighly sweeter, more carbonated, but less hoppy version of their IPA. There is no bitter aftertaste; definately a beer that can be enjoyed multiple times in one sitting.
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pilsner, Maritime always makes a quality beer! golden honey colored, with nice solid head, sweet malt character, refreshing hop finish, perfectly balnced and drinkable for hours!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Portage Bay Pilsener--2000 22 oz. Bottle Release. 5.00% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Pilsner--Clear rich golden color. Light earthy hop front backed by rich flavor of smooth malt body. Northwest Style Pilsner. Clean earthy hoppy finish. Crisp flavor. Sampled 7/8/2000.
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Portage Bay Pilsener--2003 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner--Light sediment. Slightly hazy rich golden color. Light head and lace. Crisp mild floral Saaz hop front. Smooth slightly creamy Pils sweet mild butter citrus body. Tart mild earthy bitter hop spice end. Sampled 8/23/2003.
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Portage Bay Pilsener--Seasonal Release 2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Pilsner--Clear rich golden color. Sediment hint. Light lacy head. Nice mellow floral Saaz hop front. Buttery smooth clean light sweet caramel Pilsner malt body. Creamy smooth mild citrus hop end. Very floral. Sampled 8/19/2002.
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company--Portage Bay Pilsener--2004 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.00% ABV--25 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner--Clear bright golden color. Rich lacy pilsner head. Mild smooth floral Saaz hop front. Smooth clean crisp mild tart citrus butterscotch body. Mild smooth citrus hop spice end. Clean balanced mild hop Pils. Sampled 2/29/2004.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight earthy hops in the aroma. Fairly flat pour for a pilsener. Sunshine gold in color. Soft, medium mouthfeel. Very bready flavor, rich in malt with a hoppy kick. Not a bad brew at all. Thanks to Skyhand for the sample.
Hanuta06 (257) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Tawon Thai.
Aroma: lightly citrusy.
Appearance: small, creamy, white, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, light yellow body.
Taste: citrusy initial flavor and moderately sour, citrusy finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent summertime beer. Thirst quenching with an interesting taste.
Oakes (11422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colour. Rich saaz nose, with hints of pale malts. The flavour is thin on the malts, but yet they impact the mouthfeel a bit anyway. Hop bitterness is moderate. It lacks the voluptuous tang of the best Czechs but its a solid, refreshing American example.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very vivid yellow color like a BMC? Nice frothy head though. Very complex for a pils, very refreshing and full of flavor. No adjuct flavor either....not bad!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear straw body with a small white head. Doughy and noble grassy hop aroma. The flavor is bready up front then a good bit of the old noble hop kick. Medium-light body. Lightly crisp finish, could be crisper.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Vibrant straw, clear, huge white foamy head, wonderful lacing, little or no carbonation. Aroma of oats, cereal, and very slight waxed cardboard. Sweet malt flavor, no cardboard as suggested by the nose, a bit grainy however, but remains fairly clean. Body and mouthfeel are quite full for the style, smooth and velvety. Slightly grassy finish, remaining fairly sweet. Not too shabby, a bit heavier and sweeter than most.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow gold color. Mild bread in the aroma. Mild sweet bready flavor with a lightly spicy finish. A good drinkable beer.