Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Ughsmash. Golden, decent white head and lacing. Herbal and grassy up front. Biscuity, lots of honey. Flavor much the same. Hops could be bigger, (but this is 6-7 months old already), honey character takes over a little bit. Soft, billowy mouthfeel. Well done, probably score another 2-3 points higher with a fresher bottle.
drewbeerme (3648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 bottle. pours clear golden with white head. nose of cereal, wet grains, noble hops. flavor is crips, refreshing, wet grains, oats, biscuit. a nice refreshing pils. 3.3
8/17/12, bottle. Spicy floral aromas, crisp spicy flavors. Clean simple perfect classic pils. Wish I bought more. 3.7
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from iowaherkeye - thanks Joey! Pretty pour - deep, clear gold with a fluffy white head. Well carbonated, with streams of bubbles rising up to the head. Nice lacing. Mildly sweet nose, lightly malty, shortbread cookie, chalk dust and mild grass. Initially, a nice grassy bite shocks the tongue, but it fades and a lightly spicy grain takes over. More dry than expected, the hops really shine through toward the finish, with light lemon zest joining the grassyness. Pepper peeks through at the very tail end of the clean, dry finish. I enjoyed this very much, an excellent session brew!
Brigadier (2240) - Bloomington, Indiana, 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.
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear light golden with a lingering head. Nice spicey hop aroma and flavor. All americans who think they know what a pilsener is, need to try the real thing!!
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.
wlajwl (2912) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mild grain sweetness, fruit and very malty. The flavor is malts, citrus, a small hint of spice and a very crisp and medium hoppy finish.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy cow, this is truly perfect for hot summer days. Really a wonderful beer. Hoppy, delicious, and refreshing!
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Rerate 9 years later: Pours an effervescent medium golden with a puffy white head. Has a fresh clean noble hoppy aroma with some light malty sweetness Flavor is smooth and somewhat robust for a pilsener, mostly dominated by hops, but some malt is noticeable. Very true to style and quite drinkable.
awaller05 (304) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wasn’t expecting the hoppiness from the first initial smell of this one. Beautiful golden hue and light head on this one. Definatley would recommend this one to anyone looking for a tasty pilsener.