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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pilsner style, dry crisp taste & medium hop bitterness, straw colored, made with imported German malt & Hallertaurer hops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
Pour is warm yellow with a thin white head....smell is grassy...chewy mouthfeel with nice sweetness up front and quick crisp bitterness at the end...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
I don’t normally get into Pilsners and their grassiness, but this was a bit refreshing. McKenzie’s sure makes a drinkable beer across all styles. Color was boring, although the head left decent lacing behind. The flavor was malty with a nice hoppy touch... a very nice and crisp hoppy finish for sure. These beers with the "noble" hops go a longer way for me than the American style hops, especially when things don’t get grassy. This may be one of my more likeable pilsners.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4501) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a translucent golden yellow with barely any head. Aroma of grains and light hops. A lot more flavor than I had expected from a pilsner. Nice dry hop presence.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of florals and grass. Flavor of mild hops, malt, and spoiled vegetables.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Decent pilsner. Not much in the way of aroma, but cleanly and highly bittered with flowers in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Medium gold body. Flavor is odd; it tastes almost hoppy before the sensation fizzles out in a haze of carbonation. Pretty nice grassy hoppiness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Poured light yellow with a very small head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Better than expected flavor. Nice hop flavors with a clean finish. A little thin, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On draught at McKenzie brewhouse 6/25/05: Light clear golden yellow body with a medium frothy white head. The head seems to last, but to be fair I tried it in a sample glass. Aroma: spicy & floral hops, grass, pilsner malt, grains. Taste: Mildly bitter grassy, floral, and spicy/earthy hops hit first followed by lightly sweet grainy pilsner malt and hints of straw and yeast. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, manages to have a full mouthfeel on a light bodied beer without getting watery at the end.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Hoppy pilsner accompanied with a light golden body and little else. Somewhat watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2504) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Small white head, good retention with a thin ring of lace left behind, looks nice. Clear, pale gold color. Ample nose of spicey hops, flowery, grassy with a gentle malt graininess. Light/medium body, good mouthfeel, prickly carbonation. Well balanced malts to hops though towards the hoppy side. Nice spiceyness backed by a Medium sweet, toasty maltiness. Finish is dry, great hop bite. A nice czech Pils knockoff.


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