TAR (2382) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pristine golden. Billowing white mousse cakes the glass with intricate lace. Exquisite hop aromas of flowers (violet, rose, lilac, dandelion), lemongrass, kumquat, lychee, spruce tips, honeydew melon. Background whiff of minerals and uncured hay. Considerably phenolic and distinctly perfumey. Fluffy, feathery-soft carbonation. Expressive hoppiness both bites at and prickles the tongue with bitter oils, zesty kumquat and a peppery vivacity, yet soothes with layer after layer of lip-smacking nectary succulence. Malt is graceful and weightless, on one end, and perfectly clean and supportive on the other, stacking the more-luscious melonlike hop derivatives with plentiful dry-cracker tones. Curiously phenolic, from the bottle-conditioning, which only complements the airiness. Though, as the temps rise, mouth-filling malt-derived starches bloom to fill out the impeccably attenuated airiness and mineral-laden body. Bright perfumey hop tingle stimulates the appetite and repeatedly allures with its sizzling acids. Oodles of tropical fruitiness akin to starfruit and white-grapefruit pith continues to unravel. Closes dry and elegantly hopcentric, yet with an equally juicy hop showcase punctuated by clean, lean malt. If I were blinded on this, I can pretty much say with certainty I would peg this for a Belgian golden as there is lots going on beyond the "basic" hop/malt interplay. Quite the classy little pils, and serious kudos for being bottle-conditioned!
KyleCameron (10) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light Pilsner that carry’s itself well. Very fruity on the nose and palate, with a light hop bitterness that creeps in over the duration of the beer. Malt bill is light with a lack of palate weight.
Leonardus (17) - - NOV 26, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer tastes very much like, and has the appearance of a weissbier not a pilsner. Disappointed as I was led to believe by the label that it was a pilsner.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@HBF. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Leather, some banana, citrus in the nose. Light to medium bodied. Lemon, white pepper. Strange. Like a witbier.
kiwianer (2951) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head is ok, the body blond. It smells bitter, bit malty. The taste is a bit bitter, bit malty, bit dry.
marquisalex (104) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured heavily into pint glass - sediment included. Hazy light gold, with a thick rocky white head. Citrusy, bready aromas. Mid-sweet, then a long, bitter grassy finish. Tasty.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: Draft. It pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. The nose is light with a hint of grain. The flavor has some noble hop bitterness and a light grainy sweetness, but is otherwise unremarkable. Light body with average carbonation. Good for a hot day I suppose.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a very large soapy sudsy head that slowly fades to a film and collar. Aroma is slightly skunky, but floral and signs of dry hops and lingering citrus. Taste has mild bitter dry hops that are floral with some citrus and malt and a crisp dry finish. Very enjoyable will seek out again.
gunnfryd (9326) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-yellow colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, pine, grass. Flavour is dry, malt, hop, pine, citrus, grass. Medium body. Nice beer.
brontebeach (106) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from bottle cloudy straw with a bubbly white head that thins quite quickly. Citrus, fruity, on the palate and a hint of fruit in the nose. Pleasant but not one must seek out.
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czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy pale yellow with a creamy white, good retention and strong lacing. pale crisp pils malts, raw cracked wheat, hint of tropical notes, lemon, light white wine notes, sulfur, pepper. bright carbonation - tons of small bubbles, light body, very nice dry herbal-grassy-citrusy finish. wow..