Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample at the Top of the Hops Festival, Charlottesville, Organic version. Aroma of clear pale amber color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet grainy malts and honey. The taste is herbal notes, grainy malts, honey and some toasted bread. Medium bodied.
kevnic2008 (9870) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a bit sweet. Corn and wheat. Sweet and mild grains. Tastes actually better and better as I drink it. Not great but alright. Decent for a whatever pilsner.
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 21, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Clean and fresh Noble hops accentuate this excellent session beer. This beer pours a nice frothy head, and releases a pleasing Noble aroma with just a subtle hint of malt. The finish is slightly spicy, and almost a touch lemony, but it is quite smooth nonetheless. Pleasantly grassy and straw make up the middle notes. I re-rated this fine beer after having it most weekends this summer. It is THE best pilsner I have ever had. Just excellent and fresh and perfectly brewed. Just an outstanding pilsner and THE one that American micros should strive to duplicate. One of my all-time three favorite beers.
Atom (1814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle courtesy of secret santa, pours a clear pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grassy hops, yeast, malt, and slight lemon. Taste is clean and light, with slight bread on the finish. Very drinkable but too light in the taste.
fdomig (554) - München, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Aroma is hay, light hops. Appearance is pale yellow with a small white head. Taste is light sour and bitter. Has a lively carbonationand a light sweet finish. Overall a ery nice Pilsner.
ben4321 (4823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 330 ml bottle at NY Terps Event, 6/7/12, as Neumarkter Lammsbräu Organic Pilsner
Aroma: The nose is pretty light with yeasty notes, light fruit, and a little bit of hop
Appearance: This one pours into the glass a clear gold color with a small-to-medium white head
Flavor: Tastes fairly light as well, not off, just dull, with some light sweetness, and a hint of bitterness
Palate: The body is fairly light, but the drinkability is pretty decent, and it has an alright finish as well
The bartender who seemed to think of himself as the bar’s beer expert described this one as "a better Heineken" in what I could only guess was an attempt to sell me on trying it. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not, and I certainly don’t blame him, as he would have had no way of knowing I actually like good beer not Heineken. So anyway, we were not off to a good start there, but I figured I’d judge it for myself. He really wasn’t too wrong. This beer was fine, with no major flaws (unlike Heineken), but it was kind of boring too
cheap (4616) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a funny shaped green bottle with a date code 87:39..B26. When I popped the lid it gushed all over the place, never expected that for apilsner. Pour looks like lemon ade, hazy. And there is this big head that never fades bt just goes craggy. Is a little veggie on the aroma, but mostly sterile metal. Taste is not bad, fairly laid back attitude on the alky but there is still enough bitterness inthere to let you know it is pilsner. Yes, every pour is this giant head and I must say, it is pretty attractive looking. Relaxed and gentleman like on the taste buds, almost comes across like a slightly bitter hefe. As the session continues there is this constantly building pilsner attitude that grows right up to the finish. Good overall beer rating experience, not bad and better than the average beer.
edpeg (861) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l bb 04102012. Pours pale yellow clear body with white semicreamy frothy lacing head. Aromas are floral hops, malts, grains and some citrusy nuance. Palate is thin watery with lively medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Taste is light, sweetish and grassy. Aftertaste is watery with lingering good floral hops tngoue taste finish. Overall decent pils with suprising fresh active hops flavour developing in the end.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Rob. I feel a little on the fence about rating this beer in this condition, but if someone is going to pay money for a beer that a store let sit on the shelf this long, that a distribution didn’t call back, that a brewery released in a green bottle and shipped over seas, I think they deserve to know that what I drank was skunked worse than warm Rolling Rock. Aroma is a complete skunk. Flavors are washed out and rubbery. Clean finish, but light struck.
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A pils that labels itself as organic, which is usually worth something here in der Peoples’ Republik. It’s light yellow, very well carbonated and has a ton of head and lace for a lager. It’s a grass bomb, with bit of stewed skunk cabbage. It has a husky veggie flavor as well, though with some malt presence. For all its bubbles, this beer feels watered down and lacking in body. Oh well.