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 (2138) - 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 (2545) - 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.
pcprof (6) - USA - MAY 8, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A good Pllsner. This is what Budwiser wishes it was. Nice color, dry finish
Pulley36 (5) - USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Just awful. How much more bitter can you get? I expect much better from New Belgium. Tastes like it was brewed with potash. Insanely bitter.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Amber color, thick white head,lace all the way. Bitterness overpowers the sweetness in this brew. So far this is my least favorite from this company.