Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The reason I am not impressed with this beer is because I would expect a lot more hops and a little more crispness. Possibly, I have never had a true european pilsner. But I would drink Urquel over this one for the pilsner experience. Quite citrussy.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mine may have been skunky. I’ll have to try it again. But anycase, I didn’t think this was very good at all. Light, hardly any flavor, some very subtle bitterness, but not much more. Will try again.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a tight white head. Pine pollen aroma. Orange flavors with pale malt sweetness. A lot of flavor hops in this one - I like it. Almost has a Riesling wine quality, with a touch of new oak. Finishes clean with a touch of honey dryness.
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 I am not a big Pilsener fam, but this one was a damned good beer. New Belgium never fails to impress me. Light, Bitter, with a very sweet toasty after taste.
fisher99 (6) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2002 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The only beer by New Belgium that I could do without. Strange corn like aftertaste.
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2003 I like a good Pilsner. This IS one. Light but not simple. Blanaced flavor, but with a dominance in the hops that is clean and unique. Nothing made in the states comes this close to an interesting Pilsner.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this for a big crawfish/shrimp boil for my student organization. It wasn’t quite as big of a hit as I expected, but it still went prety fast. Can’t ask for much more outta a pilsener in my book.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it. Not much hoppiness, but enough. No head and lace all the way down the glass.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear golden colour, few head, medium hoppiness with herbal notes, full, very dry bitter finish - very good
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tasty brew, one aint enough. Heads and shoulders above typical American Megaswill.