pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bubbly yellow. Smells malty and quite doughy. Sweet yeast flavor that actually tastes quite like sourdough bread. Not a style that I usually prefer - but this is definitely one of the better pilseners that I have had.
DrnkMcDermott (2820) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Wafts a nice lager smell after sitting in a glass for a while. Color hits burnished gold of an actual pils, which is always refreshing to see, with a scrum of clotted foam across the top. Drink is hearty with lightly toasted malts, no graininess. After some unsure whiffs in the nose, I find no off-tastes or adjuncts. Tends to a bit of ale fruitiness. Also the nice sharp tang of German noble hops sets in nicely. A darn good American pilsener that I may have liked even better if I had popped this bottle when I bought it in November… darn these beer hunting trips.
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of IowaHerkeye. Thanks!
Pours rich golden into a pilsner glass with a nice bubbly and foamy white head giving good lacing. Smell is nice light malt, a bit lemony, tangy yeast and nice fresh breadiness. Taste is a touch thin, but nicely crisp, a hint lemony and very refreshing with a nice neutral bitterness. Easy to drink with no off flavors and a uniqueness to it. Simple but nice.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells friuty and the head on this tap beer is very frothy. Tastes very bold and the hops are nice. The friutness adds to the complexity of this beer. Had at the Hoover Ave Ale House.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Ughsmash for this. Pours cloudy murky orange with a small white head. Fruity and spicy nose. Intersting for a pilsner, not as crisp and floral on the hops, cloudy and a bit to fruity, but a good beer. Earthy and grassy hops show their bitterness more then their floral characters, citrusy fruity flavors show with a bit of spiciness in the finish.
twindadplus2 (597) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colored with a slight haze and a small , tight head. Aroma of citrus, spice and pale malts. Flavor of crisp grain, citrus and spice with a sweet malt finish. bitter hop and smooth malt finish rounds it out very nicely. Very good.
vyvvy (4072) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Terminus for picking this one up for me. Pours blonde (duh) with a sudsy white head. The smooth pale malt, some spicy hops, hints of smooth citrus and a touch of cream. Medium / light body with underscored sharp carbonation. The flavor begins just like the aroma with more spice on the finish and some oxidation showing up. This is a good beer that I’d like to get fresh and rerate.
3fourths (8196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy hay lemon colored body. Nice, pleasent, lemon and corn fuel nose, but tempered by some pillowy yeast, giving it almost a cream smell. Sweet wheat, hay, lemon, and rich honey malts all over the mouth, with a semi-sharp bite over the middle and a crisp, sweet lemon and cracker pils malt finish. Very tasty.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ughsmash. Golden, decent white head and lacing. Herbal and grassy up front. Biscuity, lots of honey. Flavor much the same. Hops could be bigger, (but this is 6-7 months old already), honey character takes over a little bit. Soft, billowy mouthfeel. Well done, probably score another 2-3 points higher with a fresher bottle.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tantalizing aroma of dandelions, honey and freshcut grass. Slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head. Crisp and hoppy, this beer delivers a nice zing of hoppiness but has enough malt to make it an honest to goodness exceptional beer. Very creamy mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer and could turn me on to lagers. It provs that great beers don’t have to be mind-blowers.