MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: boozy grain and bread crust, the ubiquitous brewery smell; Appearance: don’t all pilsners look great and refreshing? Nice medium-thick head on pour, and a crisp, clear, bubbly yellow; Taste: a lot more hops than you can pick out in the aromatic boquet, something reminiscent of clover/grass; Palate: very refreshing and drinkable, maybe a little bit heavier than most pilsners, subtle sweetness lingers on the palate; Overall: a good pilsner, but, even though I’ve given it a high score, I probably won’t be able to remember very much about it once I’m through the 6-pack
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bright straw yet hazy, small to moderate white frothy head, spotty lacing. Clean straw/hay on the nose. A little grassy. Much the same on the tongue. Light dryness. Very smooth and clean, albeit very light too. I suppose that’s to be expected. If this is a spring seasonal, its amazing how well it held up. Tastes fresh. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. A little wheaty profile on the exit, lingering straw and hay. Touch of sweetness too. Very simple, clean, and well made. Thanks Bob!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a COAST brewing curved pint. Split with the fiancee.
A: Pours a solid gold color with a pure white head forming on pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap with tons of sticky lace.
S: Sticky German hops with that specific spicy bite. Pale malts with a little bit of mineral-like qualities to it.
T: Typical German hop profile, slightly gluey with pale cracker malt and some wheat like qualities. Lightly spiced hop quality as well.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly sweet finish.
O: Pretty typical German style lager. The hops are the star which is standard for the style. Nothing mind blowing.
Serving type: bottle
drjay44 (2448) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is slightly sweet, with hints of apple, pear, light cereal....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of pear, apple, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation high. This is a sweet Pilsner. I wonder if they got the attenuation they wanted. The finishing taste is muddled, and not crisp and clean. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma is mostly grass and hay with just a hint of citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grassy and herbal. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not too bad. Not one of my favorites but very drinkable.
camborne (640) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fluffy head, great lacing. Slight hops nose. Nice balanced beer with good hops some sweetness and slight dry bitter finish. Tasty
beerbaaron (867) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow. Medium fluffy white head with great retention. lots of sticky lace. Steady carbonation. Aroma of hops, malt, corn, maybe a bit of lemon. Slightly sweet. Light to Medium bodied - full flavor. Hay, Peppery, earthy hoppy, some bitterness in finish. Rounded flavor.
MarinEvelyn (432) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
sparkling golden color, nice white head. light scents. hops. very light, smooth, slight hops. very delicious.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another solid beer from New Glarus. Tried this with Josh in KC after his trip to WI in 2013. Light yellow and nearly transparent (as long as you don’t get the sediment. Relatively dry with a thicker body than Belgian style blondes.
pch49 (4) - Alabama, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle - pours lemon yellow. Thin head, aroma lemon and hops. Nice full body - good balance, nice use of hops. Another winner from New Glarus.
WisconsinBeer (699) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow with a thin head. Flavor is pale malts, clean hop finish. Soft bodied and rich. New Glarus never disappoints, they take a traditionally boring style and make it into a solid session brew. Delicious!