joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Royís 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. Thereís 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. Iíve said it before and Iíll 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 (186) - 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 Iíve 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, 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 (4901) - 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 (3188) - 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.