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.
CaliforniaWill (5) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is more like a pale ale than a traditional pilsner but its damn good. Compared to a Pilsner Urquell, it’s heavy and hoppier and stronger. This is my go to beer right now.
ads135 (3357) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, 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, I’ve never really found a Mendocino that hit the spot, but this pilsner is quite good. A nice surprise.
rayOfBeer (673) - 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.
Sledutah (6039) - 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
joeneugs (4204) - 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.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours clear gold with effervescence, white head and decent lacing. Nose is floral and a little grainy. Flavor adds malty backbone. Refreshing. Moderately bitter. Finally a pilsner I like.
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.
cazort (553) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like most American attempts at Czech-style Pilsners, this one doesn’t quite seem to get it, although it’s close. The aroma and initial flavor is excellent...fresh, crisp, relatively light-bodied, with both a strong hop presence and a grainy malt, somewhat grassy, in the aroma. I also detect floral notes in the aroma, and I love this. Where it goes slightly (ever so slightly) wrong for me is that the finish is a bit too heavy, and it leaves a heavy, bitter aftertaste, rather than a clean, fresh bitterness. I like the carbonation--contributes to it being fresh. I wish they could retain this beer’s aromatic qualities and up-front bitterness while making the finish cleaner tasting. Still very good and I’d drink again.