EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swing-top bottle. Rich clear golden pour with a soapy/rocky white head. It’s good to taste a hoppy pils, it’s been a while. A balance is struck between strongly perfumey, malty sweetness and a dry, mildly bitter hoppiness. Quite smooth, I’d rather like a little bite. Many thanks to MortizF for this one!
jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sent by Pivnizub - thanks!
Pale golden, light greenish tint, huge fluffy white head.
Fat grainy, aromatic and herbal aroma.
Grainy, slightly hayish malt base balanced with dry herbal and grassy hops. Light body, sparkly mouthfeel. Very dry herbal exit with staying power.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In honor of pivinizub and MoritzF - thanks a lot pivnizub ! Medium white frothy head, medium lasting. Light golden color. Fizzy carbonation. Light hay nose. Intense hoppiness - very dry finish - long lasting. I like it a lot!
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light sweet wet hay nose, yellow color, spongy head. Light pale malt, broad dirty hop bitter that drys the inside of the upper teeth like a dry martini. Light and refreshing, but not so interesting in the end. A good session beer.
pivnizub (8539) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 From the tap: Quite pale with a firm, long lasting white head; stupendous aromatic clear hoppy nose - like walking in a hop-garden in late summer; light to medium body; the initial short sweet maltiness swings to a big explosion of hoppiness before a big dry, hoppy, long and longer lasting finish. Lacks a bit a fuller body, otherwise, all You Bitburgers and Warsteiners: this is an almost perfect Pils in the north-german style !
Re-rated 8/7/06: Draught, served in a stein: Superb aroma: fresh sweet hops with a lot of resin; strong bitter flavour, but a very smootrh mouthfeel as well. An extraordinary german Pilsener !
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden colour with foamy lasting, nice lacing white head. With its wonderful grassy full pack of aroma hops revealing nose with a smooth medium bodied malty start, followed by a very dry bitterhoppy longlasting aftertaste, this fine northern style Pilsener is heavy underrated. Very bitter on bottle, it is way better on tap, but almost nowhere to get but in my (new) hometown Bochum in the Ruhr area. Besides the many corporated mainstream brews, I´m quite proud of this lovely private brewery and its exceptional Pilsener beer !
rauchbier (3550) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from some cheap supermarket in Köln. Gold, moderate white head and gentle condition. Gentle graininess initialy in the nose but with some starchiness creeping in (or out) with time. Chalky graininess and low hop in the mouth becoming quite dry and bitter in the finish.
bierkoning (9747) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle. Soft hoppy aroma with mint. Firm hopbitter flavor and afteratste, that hardly leaves room for other flavors. Well made pilsener of the Northern German type. Medium bodied.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden. Hoppy, slightly skunky. Crispy, hopbitter taste. Fairly decent Pilsener.