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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This “Nobel-Pilsner” is the creation of our brewmaster. He brought special yeast from Bavaria, combined it with Wisconsin barley and the finest Bavarian and American hops. Then employing traditional brewing methods, this Pilsner is finished with a long cold rest in our cellars. Expect this bier to be creamy and full-bodied with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is a clear yellow with a golden hue, thin white foamy head with some spotty clear lacing. Smells of musty grasses and dullish sweet, very nice and fresh. Taste is clean and smooth, slightly sweetish and bitter, balanced very well and easy. Most of the taste is located at the top of the mouth with a strange emptyness going down, but isn't bad, just unusually holding. Feel is pretty full for a pilsner, its favorably medium bodied and has a textured roughness in the last parts and the finish that lends to a grainyness, kinda gritty, quite interesting, but felt wrong for the style for me. It's still very drinkable and wouldn't pass it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Wow what a nice beer. This has a beautiful aroma. I think it smells better than it tastes even though it tastes really good. This is a definate keeper. I could drink a lot of this stuff. Very sweet and grainy. MMMMMMM.........Beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Poured a nice shiny coppor color, with a bubbly pancake head. Nice hop profile in the aroma, less hop in the flavor and finish. Just as advertised, creamy and smooth. Perfect balance of barley and yeast...not too light or waterly, not too slick or thick. This is as drinkable as they come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Clean crisp and refreshing as a pils should be. Golden in color. Little head retention. Not as hoppy or bitter as most pils however, still very inviting and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
I had previously had the spotted cow and loved it. This poured a dark blonde with a medium white head. It had a very clean taste and a nice finish. I really enjoyed this beer. If I were rich I would buy a summer home in New Glarus, Wisconsin so I could try all of their brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2005
bottle, poured quickly, lots of carbonation, lasting head, lots of honey, short finish. Great pilsener with no hint of skunk unlike green-bottled pilseners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Pours shimmering crisp golden color with a medium bubbly head. Aroma is straw, light citrus, with slightly floral hops. Taste very crisp and smooth, and has a nutty and lemon finish. A great staple beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, floral notes, spices, biscuits, yeasty and doughy. Flavor, doughy, floral ntoes, some spices, yeast and grains. Soft carbonation, pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Deep marigold yellow and a furiously dissipating cap of white, gone almost the instant it forms. Fresh honey, orange blossom and cereal grain aroma; a mite of minerals, and some herb rubbed dough. Predominantly sweet, but in a fresh, zippy kind of way, natural and pure like the floral fragrance of honey, on soft graininess.

Flavor, similarly, is surprisingly sweet, while the hop character is intriguingly laid back and powdery in bitterness, more of an herbal-sweet white tea leafiness than dusty grass and pepperiness of saaz that might be expected. Wildflower honey and white bread graininess still forward, and that type of dry sweetness is really helpful for the drinkability and general attractiveness of the beer, even if it tends to lead too strongly and outrun the trailing hop presence. Winks of sweetcorn. It’s a unique type of macro-micro flavor balance, that seems somewhat intentional, and that works, for the most part.

Medium palate has a sticky texture, as it clings to this wildflower honey texture throughout, effervescent with a lovely and briskly smooth middle. Noble hops expand in a drying, grassy finish, and still some sweetness. A nice, different, very quaffable pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 12oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a clear, effervescent, medium-golden color; solidly developed, creamy white head with great retention and lacing; a beautiful pour. Reasonably dry, toasty aroma, showing honey and light citrus; but not bready or zesty enough to really stand out. Medium mouthfeel: basic, light toasted malts, citrus, and yellow fruits upfront; the carbonation is a touch relaxed, but there’s some lemony acidity in there to compensate; nicely zesty and alive in the mouth; very drinkable and enjoyable pilsener overall. Medium finish, showing toasty grains, light wheatiness, and some yellow fruit; soft, nicely dry ending to things.

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