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 (1320) - Adelaide, 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 (6781) - 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 (196) - 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?
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Color of golden shit with little head. An enticing yet weak as hell straw, fresh horse stall feel to it, boring and bland. God damn is the aftertaste somethning i am glad that i dont remember.
jazz88 (2560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. A light golden color with a laced white head. An odd aroma for the style that is part malty, with some banana, and a little of that organic whatchamacallit. A grainy body with that leaves a poor aftertaste.
rauchbier (3620) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Sweet malt in the nose with some banana notes and a slight starchiness as it warms. Sweet in the mouth but well hopped. Warming reveals some tannin. Chalky finish with a tingle of hop bitterness.