Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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...
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TomDecapolis (4609) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of florals and grass. Flavor of mild hops, malt, and spoiled vegetables.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent pilsner. Not much in the way of aroma, but cleanly and highly bittered with flowers in the finish.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy pilsner accompanied with a light golden body and little else. Somewhat watery.
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.