shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/17/2007: New Glarus Hometown Blonde pours beautifully into my Warsteiner Pilsner glass. The beer has a clean, golden blonde color and a large, thick, and extremly pale yellow head. The head is lasting and leaves some dense, foamy lacing on the glass. There is also a generous amount of lively carbonation. The aroma is pale malt, slightly sweet, and has some lightly spicy and grassy hops. The flavor is crisp and clean with a welcoming bready maltiness followed by a good amount of spicy, grassy, floral, and lightly citrus hop bitterness. The body is medium which is probably a bit heavier than most traditional Pilsners, but it works really well with this beer providing a smooth, near creamy texture. Overall this is an impressive Pils that I could drink one after another all day long and enjoy from begining to end!
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark!
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Iowaherkeye. Spicy and biscuity aroma, with a rich, toasty flavor that is dry and brisk. Body and carbonation are absolutely perfect, and this beer is monumentally drinkable. Well done!
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle
I ran across this on a recent beer run. It must have just showed up on the shelves around Madison. This is a definite winner in the vein of the Edel Pils - drinkable and perfect for almost any occasion. I almost wish there was a way to try it side by side with the last New Glarus pilsener.
Aroma / Appearance - Bananas, Crystal Pepsi, granny smith apples and fresh cut hay comprise a very airy and light aroma. It pleases the senses without overwhelming. The pour resulted in a one finger head resting over the top of a copper body. Light filtered through forming an image of what a pilsener should look like; this puts the television ads to shame (not that it is difficult to come across as better than a BMC).
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is very full for a pils, washing the senses in light wheat and honeycomb. There is not much complexity to speak of but that is not to be expected. This is a beer you can share with others while watching fireworks on the 4th. I imagine it might even have taste if drunk directly from a bottle though that is an experiment I personally will not be trying. The only downside is that it won’t age long so when this one is gone it will be a long wait for its return.
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.
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
I’m 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 didn’t find too much to get excited about.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours clear yellow with a big foamy white head. Nose is floral hopping, light perfume, honey malt, and light, smooth graininess. Real smooth taste, grain, light herbal/floral hops, with a light honeyed yeast. Light and creamy in the mouth. I hope Dan Carey is wrong and this does sell, because I want to drink this stuff year round.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Skyview. Lightly hazy yellow-orange with a smooth white head, very herbal spicy hop note some earthy sweet hay malts in the aroma. Taste is peppery malty, too much like a Helles, warm hay, grassy hops, not that refreshing.
drjay44 (2967) - 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
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma of pale malts, grain, floral hops and a hint of lemon. Flavor is well hopped with grain, light malts, grass, and notes of some citrus with a crisp finish.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy Bockyhorsey. Our was golde with a bit of amber hues mixed in there, nice initial white head, changes to thin covering, ring around the edge, spotty lacing. The aroma was herbal, grassy, grainy, wheaty bite? The flavor followed the aroma, a touch of mintiness in there too. A lot going on in this one, despite it being just a "blonde" ale. Mouthfeel wasn’t bad, full for a blonde.