JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a bad beer, but not a very good pils. It is very much lacking in noble hops. Aroma is sweet could pass for a helles or normal lager, translucent gold, no head to speak of. Flavor is sweet, with a slight trace of hops. Finish lacks the dryness that I look forward to in a good pilner.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold with a smallish head that laces pretty well, distinctive hops & malt aroma. I found this to have a bit more flavor than most examples of the style and was somewhat pleasantly surprised. I don’t usually drink pilsners but would not turn one of these down.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hardly any saaz to speak of, just a sweet, clear golden boring as hell lager. Could almost be a light beer.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet but very hoppy pilsner, not at all skunky, thank the good Lord. Interesting contrast of soft mouthfeel and tongue-tingling bitterness on the back end. I really like this!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright golden color, modest head formation. Saaz hop aroma, quite peppery. Hoppy palate, dry with a touch of sweetness. Not a bad afternoon guzzler.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2004 not much body or floweriness to speak of, fairly thin, gassy and bready, but at least manages a metallic bitterness that gets it into the 2-point-somethings for me. rer8: zero hops, slightly toasty sweet malt + vaguely herbal, clag-like aftertaste. this is one shithouse beer.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
tastes more like a bad european pils than a bad kiwi one. some saaz in the aroma, the main thing that put me off was some taste of olives which i seem to be getting a lot with pilses these days. what is happening to me?
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden, crystal clear, with good carbonation. Forms a nice tight white head, with resonable longevity. A hint of steely hops, and little else in the aroma - certainly none of the slightly sweet aromas present in a typical pilsener. Taste of sugar adjunct, little or no hop flavour, but noticeable harsh, high alpha hop bitterness. Drying finish.
Trogdor (195) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
an above average pilsner, some fruity flavours, good hop bitterness, nothing too special.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
theres a tad skunkiness in the aroma of this golden clear white topped concoction..maybe some straw notes too..its a tad adjuncty, but somewhat smooth..doesn't really taste too much different than most american standards..in fact, I've had better american standards..why does this get pilsner status again?