fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Can. Aroma of lemon with touches of grassy, leafy hops. Flavor continues to be very leafy with large doses of doughy malt. However, a harsh graininess and astringency work their way in, along with some diacetyl. In the end, not very good.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma of diacetyl and grainy cardboardy wheat malt. Tastes alright at first, very sweet though and then a diacetyl and wheaty finish. Blargh, this was pretty bad, especially the diacetyl. A flawed beer.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This unfiltered German-style Pilsener offers hay-like cereals over grassy hops, while a lemony edge accompanies the herbal, leafy finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam thins out over the hazy straw yellow.
-The pils malts are quite bulky; this could be crisper, methinks.
-That citrusy character is pleasant, but also atypical at times.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout, but I admit I would have liked a more compelling finish.
-This is not a very memorable pils, but it is still quenching.
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Slighly cloudy yellow pour with a medium white fizzy head. Aroma of pepper, hops and malt. Nice even finish.
BroSpud (1693) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. One of the better pilseners I have had though I’m not a big fan of the style. Pours hazy golden. Tastes soapy, citrusy and somewhat sweet. Good for what it is.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from alldaydrinker! Wow not bad for a pilsner! Seriously! The aroma is not that good but the flavor is above average. Strong hay aroma, kinda bad. Pour is light golden with a thick white head. Tastes of honey and hops, sweet sugar finish, some grass tones mixed in. Overall the best pilsner of the 4 I’ve had. Thnks alldaydrinker.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin layer of near-white, tiny bubbles. Leaves decent lace, though. Hazy and straw-yellow in color.
Smells dark and earthy, huh? There’s some lighter grain in the background. I don’t notice any hop. But I do notice a light sweetness that reminds me of fruit punch. Simply odd.
High level of carbonation, but the body seems to handle it well. There is a fruitiness to this beer that mirrors the smell. Decent balancing hop, but the aftertaste is of raw grains.
No hits, no runs, but most importantly, no errors.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent pilsener. Grain, euro-hops and a nice malt profile without being too skunky. Not bad.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a hazy yellow amber with a medium white head that falls quickly. Sweet malt, with a slightly off putting aroma of spoiled… milk? Sweet lemony start with a medium body and some grain flavors. The burnt/foul taste comes back on the end, along with a light citrus note. Not sure if I got an off can, or if it’s some palate kill from the other things I’ve had tonight, but this was not something I really want to sample again.
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to SoLan, thanks Alan. Poured a clear golden-yellow color with an inch and a half, rocky off-white head that slowly receded to a soapy layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, a bit of dough, light honey, some faint citrus, and some lightly grassy hops. Smooth, crisp entry leads into some light honey, a soft yeasty doughiness, and some light citrus undertones (orange and lemon zest) that finishes with a moderately dry grassy hoppiness. Low carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Crisp, clean, and easy-drinking. This is a solid example of a pils, I bet it is really nice on tap. Thanks for sending me 6 Alan.