jdobbs (363) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out in a clear golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of mild hops, straw, bread, grains, pears and flowers. Light dusty hints, drinkable and nice nevertheless.
BVery (5986) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Crystal clear golden pour with a small head. Cracker and buttery grains. Clean. Good for the style.
Bacterial (1419) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tall boy can shared by Bob - thanks! Clear pale amber with a slight head. Clean crisp nose - a touch of fruity hop and a touch of biscuit. Thin mouthfeel, decent taste - bread and a little earthy bitterness in the finish.
msnelling09 (149) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a pale, regal yellow, as is proper for a pilsner. It forms a head of eggshell white bubbles, but has trouble keeping said head. In body, the beer is lager clean and bright with a constant stream of carbonation bubbling from its depths. On the nose, the beer smells of buttery cracker malt and earthy, spicy hops in a balanced dance that reminds me of spicy bread. On the tongue, the beer tastes initially bready sweet with a drying finish. Bitterness is mellow, but balancing beside the sweetness, and there is a touch of bright acidity as well. The earthy hops even give the beer’s finish a slightly salty turn. In flavor, the beer begins much as the scent, with smooth crackery malts that hint at a buttery bread character. Herbal, spicy hops blend nicely into the bready cracker malt, creating a mélange of soft flavors reminiscent of black peppers, earth, and a smooth minerality that helps to dry the finish. The finish is soft and subtle, but briny and delightful, and the aftertaste rings with that brininess. In the mouth, the beer feels light in body with a heavier carbonation that both fluffs and snaps at the tongue. The beer feels crisp and snappy on the palate, and leaves the mouth slightly wet, yet refreshed and ready for further sips. When enjoyed from the can, the beer does lose much of the minerality that I enjoy so much. It becomes a bit restrained from the can, yet remains crisp and drinkable, which is to be expected with can drinking and such. Overall, this is a lovely delicate pilsner with nice subtle complexity and a superb briny character from the earthy hops, which I am really digging. It is definitely more balanced than the hop-forward American pilsners that have been hitting the scene lately. This is a lovely sessionable ale that is delicate enough to heavily drink, yet complex enough to make each sip enjoyable. I like it.
GT2 (8282) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ oteyj ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5/28/14 ]
>> On tap at Chez Otey in NH. Clear straw pour, good white foam. Nose is nice apple, biscuit, Taste is apple, mealy, watery, mild soap. Clean but slightly bland. Papery.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent pilsner... Mildly hoppy finish and smooth taste... Not bad for a pilsner
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Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice beer that comes across as what Budweiser wishes it were. Crisp light flavor with a clean finish. Nothing special but decent overall.
Tstamba (295) - Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the brewpub. Golden hue with white head. Clean balanced flavor profile. Decent pils, what Bud aspires to be...
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DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly lighter gold than the helles. Clean grains with an assertive, pithy dry bitterness. Decent pilsener.
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. clear pale yellow with a minimal white head, some retention. sweet grainy malts, bit of pepper and grains, few floral and skunk notes. average carbonation, light body - oily, clean and noble saaz short but assertive (and surprising) finish. ok.