bierkoning (10873) - 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.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear golden with a huge white head. Sweet aroma with grainy notes and hints of malt. Grainy flavour with hints of hops. Finished mild bitter.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Papsoe. Golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. the aroma has notes of hops, straw and malt. The flavour has a light malty sweetness, light straw and a good, slightly citrussy bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (9688) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Pils mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, grasig. Geschmack herb, grasig, minimal würzig.
kevnic2008 (9178) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, no head. Bready nose with old hay underneath. Dryish with clean, chewy malt and growing late spicy hop bitterness.
pivnizub (9163) - 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 (8676) - 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 !
Meilby (8674) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ My parents
[From trade with McTapps] Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, hay and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long grassy and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to pivnizub! Golden yellow colour, large and persistent head. Hoppy nose. Full of hoppy flavours, very pleasant indeed, slightly malty. Full-bodied with lovely hoppy flavours. A fantastic Pils of the Northern German style.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Grassy, herbal hops follow through from aroma to bitterness to spruce up this prickly German Pilsener’s lean honeyed pils malts.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A seductive head of foam tops the sparkling pale golden, not lacing much though.
-Even though this is a textbook German Pils, it does have more character than the average through the coherent expression of both malts and hops in the flavor profile.
-This is obviously well balanced.
-Light citrusy and earthy hop accents appear here and there.
-That hoppy finish is quite welcoming. I want more than a pint! Which is the point, right?
Bottle. Thx Günther!