redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sparkling gold with a medium frothy head. Malt hop aroma. Pleasantly dry and bitter with a hint of lemon.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wasn’t expecting the hoppiness from the first initial smell of this one. Beautiful golden hue and light head on this one. Definatley would recommend this one to anyone looking for a tasty pilsener.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well hopped pilsner, a bit citric. A good session (or Packer game)brew.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looking at the bubbles on the head from below looks really cool on this beer. Nice golden color with a thick, long lasting head. Citrus aroma, and not a whole lot of taste. A little lemony, but thats about it.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arriving too late to sample the Red, I tried this. Whatever.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An attractively dry hoppy pilsener. Solid malt stand up to the firm hopping, but is not thick and cloying. A high quality summer quaffer.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 A great beer, from a great brewery, which is from a great american city. Good carbonation, with flavor that was mostly sweet and hop like. Damn near fine brew from my guys in lill switzerland.
JMerritt (1770) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very sweet, fruity and floral aroma. Golden in color with a nice frothy tan head. Carbonation is medium/high. Initial flavor is somewhat sweet with a closely following hop bitterness. Aftertaste is dry with a pleasantly lingering hop presence.
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2012 not good-this should have been better-very bitter and thats in a bad way. Very yellow miller look-i would pick Goose Island Summertime over this anyday-New Glarus is a great company, but this is definately not a signature beer for them
RERATE NOV 2012-Its been over 10 yrs since i have had this beer and wow, have my tastes improved. This is a fantastic pils! pours lite crystal clear orange with effervescent carbonation with a big bubble white whispy head. nose is spicy noble hops, cracker like malts, a bit of barn/farmhouse note, grassy-everything you want in a pils! Flavors of big bitter spicy. grassy hops, nice pale cereal/cracker malts. Finish is very long-lots of bitterness for a pils with crisp carbonation lively palate. This is a fine example of the style! perfect marriage of crisp spicy hops and fine pils malt. beautiful!
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good german pilsner. Nice sharp hops with the malt to back it up. A seasonal which is brewed whenever the brewery has time. The hops this time are a little more asserative then their last effort a few years ago.