heykevin (1280) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, thick maltiness kind of takes of this one. Not a lot of hops to balance with the malt. Okay, but not exciting.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head whatsoever(?!?) and rather weak carbonation for a pilsener. The toasted malt is quite good, but I’d like a little more hops please. Good pretzel beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a decent head and a pleasant pils flavor, but this beers too fizzy for me.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For those who don’t think a pilsener can be a good beer, think again. Edel-Pils is a fine pilsener, if not one of the best I’ve ever tried. Pours out to a darker, but still bright, golden color in the glass with a slightly off-white head that sticks around for awhile. Smell is that or faint yeast, but somewhat faintly sweet. Taste is that of a great hop to malt balance, with a slightly sweet tinge to it. Very similar to a European pils, i.e. Pilsener Urquell, Czechvar, etc, but better. Highly drinkable
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty. It doesn’t have quite the bite of a Pilsner Urquell, but sometimes that’s a good thing.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with little hop snap. This is a very average pilsner if you ask me. The hops were barely noticeable. I expected something a little more over the top from this nice brewery.
JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great amber color and a creamy head. (The head dropped quickly, which is the only reason I gave a 4 instead of a 5 in that area.) It had a full, almost sweet flavor, and a clean and herbal finish. A great beer!
hutch914199 (107) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2001
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite of NG’s beers, but its still damn good.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Given the brewer’s predilection for fruit beers, it’s no surprise that the appearance of this excellent beer is reminiscent of cider, a beautiful clear amber with just a hint of red. Creamy head that falls a bit too quickly; flavor mellow, creamy, hoppy and just a bit citrusy all at once; not a bold masterpiece, but a subtle, sublime example of the brewmaster’s art for the discerning taster. Finish lingers and lingers with a hint of apple and lemon amidst the hoppiness. Aroma probably better than my score; when I drink this unencumbered by a cold, it will really be a treat!
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, fresh tasting pilsner. Good blend of hops, gives this a refreshing flavor and lasting finish.