DrnkMcDermott (2821) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Millstream. $3.25 for pint. I had a taster of this at first while trying their doppelbock, but decided to chase it down with this. Very pale in a glass taster, but there’s a little more color to be seen in the larger cup, even if it is white plastic. A thin layer of fizz instead of the bubbly head of a canned lager. Toasty malt smell with a side of peppery Noble hops. Taste: well, I still have some of the doppel stuck to my tongue, but this is darn hearty. Clearly a full grain beer with a light pils toast. Interesting that the ingredient list above shows no real surprises in specialty grains. It’s hard to find a pils with any great complexity by definition, but then again, I can appreciate a beer with everything a light lager should have and no shortcuts or off tastes. On the unseasonably warm March day that I tasted this, the cup warmed up enough to let a bit of ester off the beer. Happy little burp at the finish.
SrSilliGose (3264) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
gold lager bootle thanks to pepsican! kicks of with a potent sweet dough malts which offer a doughy honeyeddewdew, faint candy, wet hay. touch of cooked vegtable. bit of a bready herbal finish. not really sure what i’m talking about @ this point, but this rew is somewhat drinkable.
ajnepple (2416) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. Gold and clear appearance with a white head. Mild aroma of pale malts, earthy noble hops, lemon zest and citrus fruit. Similar flavor, mild and lightly bitter, easy to drink.
kathouse (1057) - Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Straw colored and clear with a thin wisp foam. Hay and grass aromas are typical of the style. A little graininess to the malt provides some mouthfeel to an otherwise thin beer.
TheHOFF43 (1758) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow. Grainy, lacking distinguishable hops, malts, etc. Probably a good example of an average pilsener, but who honestly knows or cares.
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. A. From Iowa. Thanks go to John M.
Clear golden colour with a small white head.
Malt and fish soup in the aroma.
The flavour is malt and mild hoppy bitterness.
After two very good Millstream brews (Hefeweissen/Iowa Pale Ale) this one is quite cheap and disappointing.
mnmike (1034) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Mediocre pilsner. Some watery complexity and aromas plus tastes that you’d expect in the style.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid floral nose. Add some biscuit and grass to the floral notes. Decent for style
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Johns Grocery. Pours golden with an inch of thick white foam. Ton of lacing on this one. Lots of corn on the nose. I get a lot of grass on the tongue with a touch of copper on the finish. Solid but not my favorite interpretation of the style.
fiveacestx (627) - Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - HUGE head on this one. I had to drink it a half a glass at a time because of all the foam. Pillowy white head and a fizzy, cloudy yellow color to it. The taste is grass and lemon and mildly bitter and somewhat sour on the finish. Better than some of the Czech pilsner brews that I’ve had lately.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share by Bob, hazy straw pour with a thin white head. Aroma of wheat, corn and sweet malt. Taste is some corn, grain and a light bitter finish.