jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 06/21/2014. Golden pour, slight haze, huge rocky head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is fresh hay, floral, mild honey-like sweetness, yeast, grassy character, biscuit malts. Taste is hay, grass, mild fruity yeast character lending sweetness before drying out, mild spicy bitterness and biscuit lingering in the finish. Crisp, light body. Surprised by this one, very nice pils.
Hop_Hedonist (247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant lager - slight herbal noble hops edge - but it’s an old bottle - I’d like to try this off the tap... Not impressed enough to buy another bottle.
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow, lasting head, floral hoppy aroma, mild bitterness with a hint of malt, a bit of spice warmth. OK
magpieken (54) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy light yellow with a large frothy white head which hangs around. Smells like citrus, grass and some spice. Tastes yeasty, sour with a well balanced hop bitterness. Medium body with a dry bitter finish. Quite complex and rather like a saison.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wine Academy. Poured a hazy light nectar gold under a huge frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and floral, notes of sugary raspberry right off the bat, dough, honey, perfume and berries. Fuller fizzy carbonation, big body on this one, nicely done though. Flavor of grain, grapes, toast, hint of raspberry, grass, earthy hops. Nice overall.
Lagerboy (1258) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 750 ml corked and caged bottle, 5% ABV. Big champagne pop when opened. Mostly clear golden yellow, ridonculously huge horsecock of white bubbly foam makes it a pain in the ass to drink out of a fluted pilsener glass. Aroma is quite yeasty, citrusy floral pils malt. Taste follows, very yeasty, biscuity pils malt, spicy floral and citrusy. Highly carbonated, full bodied for a pilsener, moderately hopped. Drys out towards the end, too much yeast makes it: LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Pdubyah (404) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was very lively. 750ml bottle of a 5% version. not as hoppy as I would have thought it could have been this version seems to have added sweetness and forsaken the hop bite a bit. But it is very quaffable.
odinstyr (561) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and biscuits. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - honey biscuits, floral and grassy hops.
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale, light gold with a huge white head.
Bright citrus, grass aroma.
Taste is sweetly yeasty, citrus, floral...spice.
Light floral hops at finish.
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Air NZ lounge in Sydney. This is an exceptionally good pilsner. The hop character and crisp spare palette really make this an unique and complex brew.