NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent pilsener, if for no other reason than it finishes clean. Very light and fresh tasting. One of my top lagers, Iíd say, but definitely will never stand up to Dort Gold. Tasty, though...
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden color with a medium size white head. Aroma of hops and malt with a slight hint of lemon. Taste is very mellow and crisp. It has a bit of bitter grassy hop flavor but not overwhelming by any means. A good pilsner that finshes nicely and true to the style.
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chicago trip. Monday 21:20+. Thick white head on gold. Relatively quiet nose, some grassy notes. Hops and wet grain flavour with vegetable notes. Funky weird finish.
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 (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím 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 didnít find too much to get excited about.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, 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 wonít age long so when this one is gone it will be a long wait for its return.
Juelze (1137) - 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 canít 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 (2690) - 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 donít think itís 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 (7086) - Pewaukee, 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 representiní. 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!