kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of Monger. Thanks, James! Pours a clear, honey-orange color; fluffy whitish head with great retention and lacing. Nice mineral and citrus aroma; hints of lime. Lively carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, showing some citrus hop bitterness surrounding a light, mineral and wet-malt core; very drinkable. Medium, earthy and citrus hop finish.
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smeels good looks good and It seems to have an ok taste on the first sip but an overpowering bitter hop taste gradually did me in, a little overboard Daniel, but I’m still a fan of your brewery.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Move over Victory Prima Pils, there’s a new sheriff in town. The body is a clean golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is awesome. Clean Saaz and Tettninger hops with crisp corn grains. The flavor is nicely grainy with lots of sweet barley and corn with lots of fresh Saaz and Tettninger hops. Crisp, refreshing, and it’s a perfect summer beer! Nicely bitter on the palate. A great pilsener!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear copper body with minimal white head..basic macro aroma that is very bready and grassy..sour, heavily grassed flavor that is altogether too earthy..this beer would bode well with hippies i am sure
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roy’s Market New Glarus
Home Town Blonde is one impressive looking beer. Absolutely glows like a gold bar with plenty of large carbonation bubbles rising to the 3 finger white heaed that formed on the pour. The head eventually fades to a half finger cap that leaves decent lacing. If the lacing was slightly better this beer would get a perfect rating.
Extremely refreshing aromas come from this beer. There’s a very light pale base that has a touch of caramel mixed in there. The showcase is the use of hops. According to the bottle 4 varities were used. A very refreshing light grassy hop aroma hits the nose first but is quickly followed by a couple squeezes of lemon juice. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again "very refreshing".
Much like the aroma biscuity malts start things off and always float around in the background but the showcase is hops. Grassy hops show up almost immediately and give a pleasant mild bitterness mid palate. The citrus (lemon) shows itself toward the end and goes nicely hand in hand with the grassiness. Finishes mostly grassy but as I sit the lemon tartness comes around again. Probably my favorite all time Pilsner.
Mouthfeel is medium light and airy toward the back of the tongue. Mild bitterness along the sides and back of tongue that lingers and make this beer so enjoyable.
Fantastic drinkability! This is a non-stop all day long drinker.
My favorite pilsner and one of my new favorite summer quaffs. In my opinion this should be a year round offering. I never thought I would rate a pilsner this high but this beer is so good and refreshing for style it deserves every bit of praise it will ever recieve.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Iowaherkeye. Clear gold color with small head. Smells just like pilsner Urkell. That taste was dry with light malt. Clean dry finish. Very refreashing.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Badbeer poured a clear gold color with a nice white head. Aroma was pilsner malt with a touch of honey and hops. The flavor was clean and smooth with a decent hop bitterness. Taste was more of an ale than a lager so im not sure what it really is.
truebluehes (179) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. One of the better pilsners I’ve had. Very smooth and drinkable. Good summer brew. A touch more robust than most pilsners.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium golden with a decent sized white head. Aroma is crisp and refreshing. Light malts, corn, kwheat and light hops. Very clean smelling. Flavor has some real snap to it. The malts get a little bigger. The hops get a little more bitter. Very nice pilsner. Should be a nice summer drinker.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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, I’d say, but definitely will never stand up to Dort Gold. Tasty, though...