sulawang (694) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Elegantly foil wrapped and corked, very classy. Pours clear golden pale yellow with a nice-sized foamy head, a good layer of retention, sticky lacing, a plethora of activity.
Nose: some sweet barley malt, but otherwise not much (lvl-1)-pungency
Attack: super crisp, incoming barley + bitter hops
Mid-palate: fizzy-airy mouthfeel, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, yeasty, bready, grassy
Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, gentle pronounced bitter hopped finish.
Summary: Good body for a pilsener, nice mouthfeel and balanced flavours.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another volcano of head. It acted like it had been in prison too long before I released it. Once it calmed down and learn to control itself i got...some nice lacing. There’s an earthy aroma to it... with a bit of hops as well. The taste is mostly the same, flavours of straw and just a hint of the hops.
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden and slightly cloudy. A touch of spice produces a different flavour. The finish is quite sweet and left lots of lacing. Interesting.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy light straw colour, with the biggest creamy head I have seen in ages. Big hoppy aroma and you would expect a big hoppy tatse, but no!!!. Very little bitterness but mouthfeel very strong.
Unusal style to ’disgorg’ and for that got addional marks as very rare to to brew beer this way.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 (May 04) Very fizzy with a big creamy head. Hoppy aroma with grassy notes. Brilliant presentation in the champagne-style bottle, especially since it has been disgorged, but what do you expect from a winemaker? :)
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of light sweet malt and citrus, perhaps floral hop. Hazy golden color with a decent white head. Medium body with fizzy, approaching creamy, carbonation. Flavor is interesting and complex light fruit. Definitely some citrus. The finish is pretty dry, lightly bitter, crisp and clean. It is very good. Perhaps in the top ten lagers I’ve ever had. Maybe better than that. The bitter really persists in the long finish.
punkska101 (1133) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 09-09-19 from SAQ : Hazy yellow in color super fizzy rocky white head. Nose is somehow floral, funky. We’re close to the saison here. Bitterness is sharp the body is medium. Malt profile is crisp and refreshing
Tmoney99 (11619) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009.
Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting and good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is definately a beer of two halves - young it is a really clean, fresh Pilsner with zesty grapefruit aromatics and long, bitterness that can be a tad astringent.
With age it mellows to a rich, creamy beer with toasty autolisis notes.
mjs (5073) - 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.