argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear straw body. Aroma is light sweet, tart, cheese. Taste is faint sweet, lemon, cheese, finishing lightly grassy. Light/medium body.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A slightly darker amber coloring than I expected in a pilsner, hazy and slightly golden with a quickly fading creamy head. Everything about this beer seems like it is gone to sson, from the head to the flavor to the aftertaste. Definitely something to try in between your other tastings.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light pellucid auburn color. Prompt depletion of head but initially average sized and wispy white, nothing striking in the lacing. Delicately subtle floral hop aroma with an insignificant note of caramel followed by a sweatish musky presence. Gently dry and refreshingly bitter. Slightly sweet from a skoch of dry hopping. As a whole, this was a very clean refreshing beer, even though it lacks complexities, it makes up for it with a solid foundation and complete balance.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden light color with soft pillowy head. Not real bitter, flavor just melts in your mouth. A soft lingering aftertaste. I bet this is what American lagers tasted like many, many years ago.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2003 Deep golden color, light on the carbonation with a clean hoppy aroma. Crisp and easy drinking, hopped just right, and a dry finish. A respectable pilsener, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again. Praise the brewing gods that New Belgium chose not to put this in some sort of funky green bottle.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty good bodied brew. This beer goes well with a porch and hot dogs. Watch baseball and be proud this is an American beer.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent head with some lacing. Nice color and the hop/malt balance was very good. A good pilsner! Vacation 03
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aside from the fact I don't go looking for pilsner, on a trip to the brewery itself I gave it a shot,considering things usually get better closer to the source and it was...free!
joet (2158) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An amazing feel with hop bitterness backed with water-mineral texture. Much more flavor -- mild neroli, hay, apple -- and feel than others of the style. An odd near raspy but easy finish. Screw Alamo, Lone Star, BudMillerCoors, Shiner -- this is my Texas Summer beer!
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A light golden color with a foamy white head. A lager hop and flowery aroma. Dry and crisp, but too much like a bad foreign lager.