MartinT (8987) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Crisp and fluffy, this Pilsener juxtaposes mild herbal hops and dry hay until delicate spicy bitterness slowly establishes itself.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the clear straw yellow.
-All flavors could have been more engaging, but there were no other issues to report.
-Mouthfeel was pleasant dry and drinkability quite high.
-This was much better cared for than their cask Bitter that evening. It didn’t feel rushed out at all.
On tap at Beer Belly Tenma.
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013. Marked (BB?) 13.01.30, purchased late December 2012.
Clear pale golden color, small white head. Sweet, vegetables, a bit fruity scent, light minty. Mineral, a bit malty taste. Dry light bitter aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
ekstedt (6348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy and sourish aroma with notes of glue. Light to medium bodied, meidum carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
omhper (22727) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy golden, mid sized head. Phenolic doughy nose. Sweetish with light-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Laid back malt character with plenty of dough. Low hop rate, and notes of glue. Low bitterness.
shoulderbroken (3449) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Edobori Beer Belly. Pale blond colour with small white head. Slightly cloudy. Aroma is bread dough, yeast, little bit of hops, and slightly fruity/floral (soft orange smell). Taste is grainy with a bitter finish. Lively in the mouth. Not bad.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Beer Belly Edobori. Clear golden, medium head. Grassy hop nose and good grassy bitterness. Not bad for a pilsener.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hotel Tokyu Inn. Clear golden - white head. High freshness, white bread, crispy, nice hoppy, light diacetyl notes, light fatness, grassy, light malty. Pleasant.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with frothy white head. Nose is very hoppy and true to the Czech style, however, I found the body had a bit of diacytle, which I have tasted previously and think it is intentionally a part of the beer, but I didn’t like that. Still the hop profile is solid and nice lingering bitter finish. Potential to be great, but isn’t what I want.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy golden color with a nice white head. Malty bread aroma with light, crisp hops in back. Flavor is heavy on the malts, light on the hops. Pretty full bodied for the style. Not a bad pils, but I prefer more hops in my pilsners.
(Draught at McLoughlin’s)
KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 On tap at Beer Belly Edobori. This has gotten much better recently. Cloudy, glowing golden color. Now it is clearly in the Bohemian style, with biggish malt, decent hops, and a buttery quality. Rich, well balanced, good hops. A great session beer, though quality can be variable.