StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent, magnifying and pristine copper in color with a thin, creamy white head being fed by a multitude of rising bubbles. Aroma certainly sets it apart. Clean, green lemon grass, citric zest, cleansing orange glow, mango saturated corn stalks and orange blossom honey kissing toasted grain. Flavor agrees one hundred percent. Clean, lemon baked sourdough innards sweetly and wholesomely spread throughout the palate. Charming effervescence keeps the clean theme but encompasses a fuller bodied, creamy persona, nearing the boundaries of discernable cotton freshened with interwoven fabric freshener sheets. Bitterness teams with a biting sourdough heel feel, with the buttery, citric, lemon husk and tart qualities pulling through for both the forefront and finish. The final sequences charm with clean, lemon like bitterness and an altruistic thirst-begging bready finish, everlasting and questing for more. Lovely beer and the best damn pilsener ever.
Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not as big a fan of this beer as most, it appears. Clear straw body, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready malt, cerealy, with grassy hops. Grassy, herbal body, bitter, with light bready malt. Leafy. Medium-bodied with average complexity. Average and drinkable, but I didn’t find too much to get excited about.
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
I ran across this on a recent beer run. It must have just showed up on the shelves around Madison. This is a definite winner in the vein of the Edel Pils - drinkable and perfect for almost any occasion. I almost wish there was a way to try it side by side with the last New Glarus pilsener.
Aroma / Appearance - Bananas, Crystal Pepsi, granny smith apples and fresh cut hay comprise a very airy and light aroma. It pleases the senses without overwhelming. The pour resulted in a one finger head resting over the top of a copper body. Light filtered through forming an image of what a pilsener should look like; this puts the television ads to shame (not that it is difficult to come across as better than a BMC).
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is very full for a pils, washing the senses in light wheat and honeycomb. There is not much complexity to speak of but that is not to be expected. This is a beer you can share with others while watching fireworks on the 4th. I imagine it might even have taste if drunk directly from a bottle though that is an experiment I personally will not be trying. The only downside is that it won’t age long so when this one is gone it will be a long wait for its return.
Juelze (1126) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with a good sized white head that fades quickly. Slight lacing as the beer retracts in my glass. Aroma is of grass, light fruit and honey notes and some hop spiciness. Taste is grass, malt, light fruit, biscuit, and some light toasted grain. Perfectly carbonated with some slight dryness, this is a top notch pilsener.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2007 This is balls to the wall pilsner; if you can’t take it than switcth to smirnoff ice! Bitter and full flavored session pils; acidity, hops, hops, malt, hops, and refreshment. A great beer for the summer. This is Wisconsin baby and you bettta recognize game.
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz, 2007. Dan Carey told me this was his favorite easy drinking beer he made. Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head that fades to a film. Aroma of grassy and spicy hops, though the grass is dominant. There are some biscuits and some light fruitiness. Flavor adds a lemony orangey character, and I don’t think it’s the same type of fruitiness I got in the aroma. Grassy and spicy hops are back stronger in the flavor, though the grass in dominant. Grain and biscuits make up the backbone. Not a lot of bitterness here. Moderate creamy carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good and very refreshing.
Ughsmash (6671) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, April 2007 release. Poured a clear bright golden with a long-lasting rocky beige head. Aroma was quite pleasant with cereal, floral, and a faint hint of lemon zest representin’. Flavor found about the same stuff.. a crisp cereal and honey base with mild floral and citrus bitter accents. Crisp and lighter-bodied, and full of flavor.. left a somewhat sweet and very refreshing finish.. Great stuff!
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of subtle lemon, light malt and a hint of corn with floral notes. Golden-yellow in color with a nice white head that thins. Light, honey/bread flavors with noticeable noble-hop flavor that are lightly spicy with some floral, earthy bitterness. There is also a hint of minerals in the finish. Body is medium-light, but the texture is fairly "big" feeling, coating the mouth. The finish sticks with you, with some drying bitterness and a touch of minerals. Interesting, probably the best pilsener I’ve had. Thanks malachi for gifting me a couple bottles!
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden amber with off-white head. Aroma of grains & grass with some mild hoppiness. Flavor follows aroma, but introduces some honey notes and a bitterness on the finish.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent looking clear golden colored beer with a well retained egg white head. Aroma is grassy/hay. Flavor improves upon the aroma with a straightforward bitter hop bite. There is a dash of oat grain in the finish. A good beer, excellent for the style.