GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
pours an apricot color with a decent head that slowly recedes to a fine lace. Aromas of aged citrus malts. Full nectar with brilliant carbonation producing a cotton fiber texture. Brisk and very flavorful with apricot and peaches showing forward on a thick malt body with a strict hopsy bittering component to balance. Other nuances of barnyard hay, leather, and aged citrus. The finish is bittered executively as I thirst for more. This brew is very tasty and rich leaning more on the Czec side. This might be my new favorite session brew.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a cloudy pale yellow with a nice medium strength white head that stays kinda puffy thick eventually settling to a skim always present and very tiny spots of lace. Smell is quite unique, smells like fruity pebbles, with nice light fruits of berrys and a light dried bread or cracker-like backing with a trace of hops that lends some notes of mustyness and herbal quality. Taste is quite complex and very interestingly yummy. Straight up easy and soft bready malts up front, so smooth and soft its just a pleasure to let it touch the tongue. Oh so very nice. A touch of fruitish berries hinting with very light grains of wheat and the hops are so pleasingly balanced in with nice even herbal/grassy notions thats very nice on the palette. Very steady and mellow balance with a super nice finish that is a bit like saltine crackers with a light drying with a dash of bread salts like that of dry pretzels. One excellent taste'n Pils!! Feel is a solid medium body with a small kick in the middle, mellowing smooth, lightly crisp and drying finish with lingering saltish drying that sticks around on the sides of the cheeks. Yum, yum,yum, Home Town Blonde in my tum. One very fine German Pils. Another keeper by N.G.!
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.
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.
JPDIPSO (5667) - 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.
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have praised Dan and Deb for bringing this back to our open mouths ! The taste is malty with an assertive bitternes (flavor and aroma) not as dry as some dort style lagers, but better balanced. Flavor is perfect and this is what my great grandfather would have loved after pushing the manual lawnmower around. I wish and can hope that they make this a year round beer !!!! PS this is also Dan’s favorite beer to brew (as told by Deb) Cheers !
drunkenbum84 (73) - kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another superb new glarus beer. Lots more great hop flavor than your standard pilsner. Great slight malty flavor as well. Excellent example of the style.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tantalizing aroma of dandelions, honey and freshcut grass. Slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head. Crisp and hoppy, this beer delivers a nice zing of hoppiness but has enough malt to make it an honest to goodness exceptional beer. Very creamy mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer and could turn me on to lagers. It provs that great beers don’t have to be mind-blowers.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy bright yellow gold with a fluffy white head.
Aroma: From a good yard away you can smell a huge perfumy Euro hop nose. Upon closer inspection is biscuit like malt as well.
Taste: Light dry biscuit malt with a nice grassy earthy hop finish. Finishes crisp and clean.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Overall: Holy smokes, another clean as can be lager from New Glarus. Even as an crazy obsessed hop loving IPA head, I wish someone on the west coast could touch this excellence in the craft lager space.
MarinEvelyn (820) - 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.