bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento. Pours hazy gold with a 3.5 finger foamy white head. Aroma is mildly bready and mixed spicy/herby/grassy. Med body. The flavor is bready, but in a full bodied way that is not heavy. Whatever that means. The hop is nice - not so bitter as I’d like, but it’s hoppy. It is clean/crisp/dry. And there’s a bit of floral. Almost overcoming the other hops, if I think too much about it. It’s a really good beer.
rayOfBeer (663) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: light yellow with medium-sized white head. Aroma is light with hay and grassy hops. Flavor is dry with grass, hay, and bisquit. Palate is lively with carbonation and dry. From the aroma I was expecting very little flavor but was surprised by the spicy hoppiness and full flavor; nice beer.
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Great new pilsner from Mendocino. Who woulda thunk it! It pours a nice clear golden color with a decent white head. The aroma is very strong with spicy Czech hops and a mildly bready pilsner malt background. The flavor is definitely on the hoppy side for the style. Nice clean maltiness and crisp hop finish. The body is pretty full and satisfying for the style. I’m very impressed.
Cannile (15) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicate, clean, quenching, and still brings a brilliant showcase of noble hop character. I was told there are 5 additions of Czech Saaz added throughout the boil, delivering a full-spectrum hop palate experience. Near perfection for the style. I could drink an entire case.