auerbrau (3154) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Sycamore - San Francisco, CA. Moderate pilsner malt aroma from a shaker. This is solid, clean good pilsner. It’s got a great bristly noble hop edge to it that makes it slice through the palate cleanly. The malt development gives it good structure and the lingering bite of the hops is satisfying. However, this didn’t live up to my expectations. It’s good, very good, but it’s not dazzling, vibrant, and vivacious. It doesn’t have dark corners seeking to be found. It’s out there, straightforward, well brewed, but not a complex enigma, in my mind.
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toronado. Nose is initially very perfume like with a light grass accent. Pour is mostly clear with a small white head. Taste is mostly soft bread with a light floral hop flavor. Not very bitter. Pretty good.
SirADNielsen (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Santa Rosa. Now here’s a fucken good brew. Clear yellow appearance with a big white head. Floral / grassy nose with a hint of minerals / earth. Bone dry. Grassy herbal flavor with some hop spiciness. Super chuggable. One of the better American lagers.
dfroms (208) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear, slightly chill hazed golden orange with no head. Aroma is earthy hops, sourdough, orange zest, really fresh and aromatic. Taste is lightly toasted bread, earthy and grassy hops, light fruitiness, lingering but not overpowering bitterness. Great mouth feel for a pils. One of my favorite examples of this style.
thome50 (996) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at FWIBF. Pours a clear yellow with big white head. Aroma is grass, hay, slight dry grain. Taste is a pillowey cornpuff, hay but overall very mild and not as malty as I’d remembered Czech pilsners in Prague some years back.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Flavor, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14.
Clear light golden with a big old off white head that retains well.
Nose is light bread dough, citrus peel, grass, caramel.
Taste comprises pale malts, caramel notes, vanilla, bread dough, straw, citris peel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, fresh and clean at the curtain call.
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap Toronado SF. Basically a perfect Czech pils, nice grassy hoppiness, clean light crackery malt, drinkable as hell, insanely tasty.
AdamJackson (2385) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy grass. Half finger head. Aroma is flora with lemon seed and resin of cedar. Astringent bitterness. Woody almost medicinal. Bright and fruity. Lovely bitterness
mcberko (6018) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado San Francisco, pours a clear golden copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out fresh grass and biscuity malt - like an authentic Czech pils. Flavour is bright and fresh, with dry grassy noble hops, floral notes, and crisp biscuity malt. Really just like an authentic Czech pils. Highly thirst-quenching, drinkable and refreshing. Excellent.
VastActiv (2638) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Toronado, San Francisco. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness and malts.