AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with white head. Light berry fruit, pale malt aromas. lagered grainy pale malt flavors with spicy hoppage, crisp bitter finish--good
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at brewpub. Comes pale gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Taste is malt, grain and hops. A bit sweet. Above average.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma with grassy hints. Sweeetish malty fruity grainy flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty grainy finish.
platzap (5) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Some servers at the brewpub will aim you toward this as Max’s lightest offering - making one think maybe this "Gold" is a "training" beer. Don’t be fooled! If you love a HOPPY as hell PILSNER, the current version on tap now is one of the best I’ve ever had. YES...it rivals Victory Prima Pils- Huge aroma, delicious hop flavors - fantastic! Now is the time to try this beer again.
decaturstevo (4085) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with watery white head and lace. Aroma of light malt. Perfume start with a medium bitter. Medium bodied with good body.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewpub. Appearance is gold with a nice white head. Aroma of floral hops, light grain aroma as well. Taste is moderately hopped, and very crisp and fresh tasting. Light bitter finish. Body was light and lively. Overall, a decent pils.
Kinz (2971) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pub. Pale gold, decent head. Pleasant floral hop aroma. Some diacetyl in the flavor, over a crackery pils malt, bitter finish. Lacked the promise of the nose. As it warmed, the faintest note of infection became present as well. Too bad, as that is probably what was muting some of the flavor hops along with the diacetyl.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow, white head. Aroma is sweet, corn, pear, apple fruitiness. Taste is corn, sweet, lightly fruity.
ChainGangGuy (4123) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Served up a clear, yellow body with a smallish, white head.
Smell: Max Gold is sweetish and spicy on the nose, with hints from the light pale malts and spicy, floral hops utilized.
Taste: Sweet, lightly grainy malts impart a small hint of honey. Particularly spicy Noble hops with a medium-light (though perhaps not quite the purported 40 IBU’s listed) bitterness. Drying finish with a light, lingering spiciness.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lightly carbonated.
Drinkability: A self-described Bohemian Pilsner, it suffers from a case of undercarbonation. Instead of even reasonably crisp, it falls flat and flabby on the tongue.
ben4321 (3007) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: On tap at the downtown Atlanta location 4/16/09
Found this one to be an accurate example of a style that is usually pretty boring. I didn’t enjoy this one much at all. It’s a drop better then most of the macros, and that’s about it.