bhensonb (13726) - 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 Iíd like, but itís hoppy. It is clean/crisp/dry. And thereís a bit of floral. Almost overcoming the other hops, if I think too much about it. Itís a really good beer.
Drake (11500) - 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.
BVery (9260) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange pour with a small white head. Sweet grainy nose. Pretty crisp on the palate. Quite sweet.
gyllenbock (7226) - 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.
Sledutah (6829) - Utah, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours clear straw golden with a medium sized white head and some lacing
Aroma: Pilsner malts, crackers, bready and floral
Taste: Malts, bisquity, spicy, grassy, finishes with a mild bitterness and dry
A nice Pilsner, full flavored but light and refreshing
Strykzone (6256) - 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.
wlajwl (5499) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is strong toffee/butterscotch/rubber and fruit The flavor is fruit, malts, mild sweetness, rubber and a bit of smoke and caramel in the finish.
joeneugs (5441) - 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. Iím very impressed.
cheap (5146) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A rare or new beer from mendo. From a bottle it looks half decent, typical yellow beer. Smell is yeast like and a tad of lemon, just perhaps, but absolutely no skunk on this. . Taste initially makes me think bitter pilsner then it develops a liking to my tongue. Yes, good sizzle and cut on each sip, comes across quite fresh . After a while this bitter near back of throat on tongue thing starts happening. Each new swig is quite satisfying. All the way to the end this bottle intrigues me. Yet, that back of throat thing starts to get medicinal on the finish.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, darkish gold body with a tall, airy, white head. Fairly good head retention.
Smell: Scantly grainy accent to the pilsner malt with a sweetish cereal hint to it. Lightly spicy, lightly herbaceous hop character.
Taste: Pils malt with touches of cereal sweetness and (light) graininess. Very soft citrus, bits of hopsice and dried herb from the noble hops. Medium-light bitterness. Gradually, gently drying on the back half and into the crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus, active carbonation.
Overall: Over the years, Iíve never really found a Mendocino that hit the spot, but this pilsner is quite good. A nice surprise.