Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear golden color, medium whitenhead. Aroma of floral citrus. Taste is bitter straw and light spice.
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 mar 2013, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is skunky lager hops, some lemon rind as well. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Lots of hay malt and light lemon rind hops. Meh.
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Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Old Town. Clear golden. Nose has floral notes and slight plastic. Flavor adds a bit of light grain. Lightly bitter. Very light body.
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a small white head. Ok lacing. Nose is half pilsner half wheat beer. Intriguing. Taste is bland wheat and circuit malts. Lightly toasted. Ok
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NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a hazy yellow (almost greenish) amber with an overflowing white head (it was the top of the keg) that left sheets of lace. Yeasty nose. Tastes like a floral pilsner. Rubbed sage. Honey. Green banana. Parsley. Palm fronds. Fuller body than one would expect for a pilsner. Unusual fragrant variation.
rickyleepotts (99) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are five beers in this series from Moa, and I tried the pale ale first. The pale ale is gross. That’s all there is to it. Tried this one last night, and it had a massive head. Then I smelled it, and it wasn’t shabby. The flavor is nice, but drink this cold. It really breaks down as it heats up. There are better pilsners out there, and I am on a double/imperial pilsner kick. But this was MUCH better than the pale ale. The pale and the pilsner are capped, while the other three are corked. People say the corked ones are much better. Excited to try those this week.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ups to durhambeer for sharing one with me - thanks, Bob! Vigorous carbonation on the pour, vibrant light gold with an elegant head, modest lacing. Intriguing nose of noble hops and the more fruity variety, along with a deep earthy goodness from yeast. Spicy and grassy for sure, but not merely aggressive. In fact, in addition to the intriguing fruit component there was a strong element of golden beets that really enhanced some of the grainier pils qualities. Righteous stuff for sure, quite the hybrid.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Old Town Pub, Porvoo, 20130202) The beer poured pale golden and hayz. Its head was medium sized, long lasting and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, fruitiness, grain and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Resembeled more a pale than a pils but nevertheless a tasty beer.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy straw body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strawberry, straw, cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, grass/grapefruit, some lemon, cantaloupe, light bread, straw. Quite hoppy. Light-medium body, some resin.
Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
How can this be a "Classical German Pilsner"? Don’t get me wrong - it’s great beer, but I’d be struggling to accept it even as a "pilsner". Cloudy, gold, a bit to the grayish side, with a formidable white head, it breathes that wonderful, sweet, grapey scent of a good kiwi IPA. The flavour is strongly hoppy. Nothing of the Saaz hoppiness, but still crisp, grassy and citrusy-bitter. Full of NZ-hops, it has probably converted most of the Germans in the Nelson region, making them forget was Pilsner in the old country tasted like. But it does taste great. Finish is broad and bitter, not as pleasant as in a pilsner, but still intriguing. I must have more of this beer and re-visit this rating.