tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smeels good looks good and It seems to have an ok taste on the first sip but an overpowering bitter hop taste gradually did me in, a little overboard Daniel, but I’m still a fan of your brewery.
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12-oz. Thank you, MrFacto! Pours a crystal clear light amber or dark straw with a thin film of white atop. Sour vegetal DMS happening on the nose...I seem to be a magnet for this this evening. Fizzy, medium attack. Crackery, yeasty mid-palate. Sourish finish. Pretty surprised this is an NG beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: skunky malt aroma with light spicy hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light balancing hops, hint of wood pussy,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not really to my liking. Pale yellow without any real lasting head. no real flavor to speak of except for an odd aftertaste that I can really put my finger on
felsenpils (110) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2012 Bottle. A seasonal brew. This is my favorite of the New Glarus beers. It is a decent pilsener, but the color is too dark due to the use of caramel malts which do not belong here and the aroma and flavor of hops is too strong. This is not an "old world style pilsner" as it says in the description, rather an American micro-pils, along the lines of Samuel Adam´s nobel pils. The hops taste "green" because of dry hopping which you would never find in a German pils. New Glarus has all the tools to make really great beer, but never gets there.