TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the Hilltop Brewery (New Glarus, WI). Glad to see this back around as the last time it was out, I was fresher into beer. Pours a richer golden hue, just a kiss of haze, darker golden pour stark glow throughout is pretty. Well carbonted with a cakey loose offwhite head, stays as a small layer, laces small. Lively carbonated, good colors. Aromas are a bit spicy, mellow dry straw and bready malts, grainy dryness, some mellow earthy hops are moderate in strength. Spicy earthy hops give some nice peppery play on the nose. Florals, grass, gentle Pils malts and yeast. Initial is light bodied, clean and dry up front, mellow bready and straw flavors, some crackers, gentle cereal malts. Crisp, clean with touches of fruit as we move into the middle. Gentle apple, a touch of lemon, as the backend cleans up for. Decent to medium dryness, earthy hops. Grass, gentle yet inviting spicy earthy hops into the backend. Nice dryness, crisp cereal and clean qualities. Light overall, quite a summer drinker with some ok hop character, spice, clean malt profile. This beer has "Drewbeerme" written all over it. Really nice fresh summer drinker, clean and light. Pretty glow, lively carbonation and a head that really lingers. Nice.
Hair6a11 (1451) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear golden, visible carbonation, modest fine bubbled white head in this glass ; it retains on the average side, with some light lacing. The nose is grassy, lemon, biscuits... this one is a very nice drinker, though. It feels a little light as far as mouthfeel goes.... The finish has a touch of cream. The flavor profile emulates the nose, but perhaps in a more subdued way. Overall a great pils
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a awesome soapy white head that slowly fades to a sticky lacing and film. Aroma is grass malt and earthy hops. Taste is subtle citrus and lemongrass grain and malt with a nice bitterness of hops throughout. Palate is thin with a fizzy dry finish. Awesome summer brew.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pale yellow tan body, highly filtered and transparent. Steady thin white head. Classic Pils taste, respectably hopped..a touch flowery, peppery. Straightforward clean malt body. Very well balanced, with a dry finish. Classic noble hop flavors. Really quite well done.
arkurzynski (2107) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, brilliant gold with giant white head. Spicy/woody-herbal noble hops with some sweet pilsner malt. Flavor is crisp pilsner malt the fades to a moderate citrus and pine bitterness. Bitter finish with some malt and graham cracker.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle from the Brewery before it hit store shelves. I am glad to have tried this one as I missed out on the old style. Not my go to style of beer but light and refreshing. Would have liked to have this during the heat wave, but still not too bad.
christopherw34 (5) - - AUG 17, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened a 12 oz. bottle and poured into the proper pilsener glass. Upon bringing the glass to my nose, this pilsener noticeably bursts with noble hop aroma, and holds a fluffy, foamy, white head with a golden appearance. Unlike Two Women lager, this pilsener’s taste is not as acidic, and has a sweeter body and taste; a bit more towards the German style pilsener, but not as sweet as a traditional munich helles. I assume this is due to the mash water ph. In addition to the slightly sweet body, this pilsener has a quite spicy and complex hop bitterness that lingers on the palate. Don’t expect some big, palate abusing beer in Hometown Blonde. However, for the style, New Glarus hit the nail on the head like always.
HonkeyBra (3956) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Straw golden pour with a thick, white head. Aroma of fresh dough, pils malt, mild leafy hops. Flavor has a mild bread and dough sweetness with some crisp hop notes. Notes of pils malt and spicy german hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Solid little pilsner here from New Glarus.
crossovert (10659) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 A great little pilsener. The hop selection is a bit more experimental but it is great.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 2012 release, purchased at the Hilltop Brewery in New Glarus. Pours a crystal clear, bright yellow color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is malt, bread, some grassy hops. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, pine, grass, cereal, bread, a little nutty maybe, with a light bitter finish. A very tasty pilsner. I will probably drink quite a few of these this fall.