Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours almost clear golden and has a white head. A gob of honey in the aroma. Less honey in the flavor but there is some. More fruity hops and grain. Bitterness. Lemon grass and a hint of mint with rye. My tongue is getting numb from this Pils. A good American version of the style.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 ounce bottle from Bottle & Wedge, Huntington. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet cereal grains, nuts, citrus. The taste is citrus, doughy malts, mild grassy hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
matty (237) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold color with a quick white head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is mostly bread. Taste is sweet with almost no noticeable hops...sweet. Fruity, grape-like finish. Easily drinkable but nothing special.
gyllenbock (5343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014. (my first one from this brewery)
Hazy golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma and taste of grass, bread, some citrus and light spices. The fnish was dry. Easy to drink.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium Whitehead on a clear yellow Golden beer. Aroma is floral lightly citrus grass and earth. Taste is a slightly spicy hoppiness with grass and a floral finish. Medium bodied beer.
TomTron (417) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour with a sudsy head. Little bit of fruitiness in the aromas and some yeast. Flavor is a tad tame but nothing offensive. Good bit of hoppiness for a pilsner as well.
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow, stiffish white head. Aroma is mostly malt sweet, taste is sweet, overall not that good a pilsenere, a bit more like a macro crap imo.
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, golden, light to medium head. Malt driven nose. Nutty, pale malt. Slightly funky rodent aromatics. Lightly hopped. Dry, slightly sour and medium to medium high bitterness. Medium weight and long. Malt driven flavor. Honey. High carbonation may be driving sour or acid edge. Also playing with the perceived bitterness. Moderately fruity palate.
ads135 (3226) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like that the Czech style lager seems to be gaining popularity in the States. Dry, malty, with a great earthy, grassy aroma.
dviscusi (1) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer was surprisingly good. I was very happy with the purchase and trying this local beer. It was smooth and easy to drink. I will definitely purchase this beer again.