willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold/hay appearance, little head. Aromas are slight: wheat grass, oregano, citrus. The flavor is quite herbal, like an provincial herb tea, and somewhat in keeping with the wheatgrass aromas. A lemon farm in winter. Finish is crisp and bright, it cleanses the palate nicely. Outstanding late summer session beer.
brewess (43) - Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow in color with a white head which leaves intricate lace to the bottom of the glass. The nose has more malt than the delicate hop aromas of a pilsner. Alive in the mouth, with a clean, crisp dryness. Grassiness to go with th e lawnmower.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden hue with a moderate head that left decent lace trailing down the glass.
Nose is subtle malt, a hint of yeasty banana, virtually no hops.
Taste has some good hop bitterness with a dry, somewhat astrigent finish. Nice enough, but the esters that seperate a good pilsner from a blah pilsner just seem to be missing here.
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Fort Collins has lots of good pilseners but this is the finest. New Belgium can always be trusted.
Padron4KM (569) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much to say about this beer.
Pour is golden with a frothy white head that leaves clumps of lacing behind.
Aroma is doughy, maybe a little lemon in the background.
Flavor is a little lacking, citrusy with a lttle bit of spice.
Finish is crisp and clean.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Belgium comes through again. I'm not even much of a Pilsner fan but this one got my attention. A very nice, cris brew (as Pils shouls be) with a citrusy start and a hoppy finish.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2005 ReRate-Ok, I just had another bottle of this stuff and i must say, Its pretty good. Pours pale yellow with a nice sudsy white head. good lacing as well. Big spicy, grainy aroma with nice german hop accents. Flavors are sweet, a little grainy and nice german hops. I think this is a great light lager for the summer!
bottle-After having the great Sierra Blanca Pilsner just before this one, I must say that this beer falls very short. Very unbalanced and not all there. Boring palate with some spicy hops in the finish. pretty basic, but i guess I would take it if it was all that was any good....
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, pale yellow color. Not much of an aroma, but some malt. Dry, smooth taste. Malty flavor. Pretty decent. One of the better beers from New Belgium.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light gold with very little head. Aroma is a bit metallic with a slight detection of hops. Has a light body that is crisp. Flavor is a grainy malt with a bitter finish. Overall not very good. I'd take Warsteiner over this one any day.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely gold with nice white head that leaves lace on the glass. A well balanced and flavorful pilsner. Would be a great summer beer.