kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is quite hoppy, pilsner-bitter spark, soap
Feel is mediumbroad
Carb is heavy with small bubbles
Taste is bitter, wet hops, little sugar, hay, burnt/licorice notes in the end
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De barril. Unclear deep golden. Small white head, ok lacing. Pleasant fresh hoppy grassy, lightly fruity aroma. Fresh flavour:a good hoppiness, pleasant bitterness, ok maltiness, bit fruit. Tasty Czech pils.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Opening Gala SF beer week 2011. Sample at fest was slightly sulfury and not the best batch I had in SF. Ill rate also from Toronado where I had 3 pints. Very clear deep golden with a nice fluffy lasting white head. Aroma of fresh bread, craker, light toast, then very fresh spicy and herbal european hops, czech saaz freshness. Flavor is light dough, crisp cracker, slight mineral in the end with lots of fresh grassy and spicy saaz hops- clean finish and very easy drinking. Most batches are good- just one at the Gala had some sulfur as it was probably rushed through fermentation and lagering. Awesome when perfected though!
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fresh, hoppy nose, lots of dry herbal notes, some floral hops. Taste is light and hoppy, solid malts of cracker, a touch of doughy yeast. Delicious.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/10/10 notes: tap in SF. The second Moonlight beer that hits the style on the head while adding successful flourishes. Creamier body with nice delicate flowery elements on nose. Flavor is herbal, biscuit, moderately bitter. Begs for next sip, just like a Pilsner should.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ Toronado; crystal clear soft yellow with slight creamy white head; crisp malt, noble hops, a little honey; so damn easy to drink; light mouthfeel with clean, crisp flavor profile; pilsner malt, crackers, lemon, dry hay; lovely stuff indeed
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado San Francisco in August 2009.
A: Pours a golden color with a white head.
S: A decent amount of German noble hops, but nothing overpowering, and there isn’t really too much else going on.
T: A good amount of grain matched against the noble hops, but nothing terribly special. Maybe it’s the hype, but this one really didn’t live up to my expectations. Nothing really set it apart from other pilsners that I’ve had.
M: Light with moderate carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable, but not more so than most for the style. I didn’t detect nearly as much of a hop presence as others have discussed, so I’ll make sure to revisit it again in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-24-2009
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of bread and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of sulphur, straw, and citrus from the hops, leading to a strawy finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monk’s Kettle, SF. Mother of pearl, this is the shit. Thank Shango we get some of the goods back East (like Victory’s seasonals and so forth), but this is about as lovely a version of this style as I’ve had stateside. Far more aggressive and hopped than, say, New Glarus’ rendition but never overstepping bounds or simply burying the style. Perfectly balanced, dry and flavorful, a magnificent session beer with real complexity and character.
944play (330) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Flavor. Hazy gold with generous rocky head and cheerful lace. Aroma has yeasty, sulfury components outweighing gentle floral and strawlike scents. Flavor is quite restrained for a Brian beer; there is some cut grass and whatnot, but the strong carbonation and slightly abrasive minerality are more notable.