bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Sudwerks beerfest. Pours light gold with a foamy white head. Mildly fruity and bready aromas. Flavor is a little grape and citrus with light malt. A very different lager. Not strongly anything, but very pleasant.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep golden color with a big white head that leaves a good lace. The aroma is pretty gosh darned faint but it’s got some complexity. Some fresh cut grass some citrus and a good clean malty character. As it warms alcohol is very apparent and kind of annoying. The flavor is nice but it’s also just kind of faint all together. There is a nice soft hoppiness but the flavor is pretty hop driven (despite the softness there of) There is plenty of fruitiness and some light alcohol and honey with some citrus rind. This is nice but I like Yokel, Cabin Fever, Edel Pils, Bohemian Lager, & home town much more.
I’ve got a few other bottles, if this merits a re-rate I’d be happy to do that.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Sorry guys, I must disagree on this one. When it was quite cold there was lots of nice hay, but as it warmed just a little (not much mind you), nail polish and fake cherry came in and dominated-nose to finish. It wasn’t super strong, but in a beer this light it is very harsh and unforgiving. I could see how those less sensitive to those flavors would love this beer as i would were they not there.
notalush (5352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle - crystal clear effervescent golden pour - a very crisp, medium dry, clean lager - some grassy hops, lean malt sweetness, light honey, some herbal notes - as with all good lagers, there is not much else to note - this simply a wonderfully balanced, tasty lager - however, the fact that this is a limited release beer that cost 8 buck per 50cl is a big letdown - of course, I paid that - if they make this a seasonal six pack release and drop the price, I will trade for it by the case.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours to a clean golden body with a tall foamy but dense foamy starch white head. Left some nice lacing in the pilsener glass. The aroma is pretty floral with lots of minerals and nice pilsener malts. Almost reminds me of freshly cut hay or alfalfa and honey glazed biscuits. The flavor has a deep bready component. Like a nice french bread with some crisp malts and clean hops. Light floral component and almost some spicy hops and minerals. The palate is super clean, but still has a nice textural component that leaves me wanting more. Subtle dryness. This is the real deal and makes me want to fly to Czech right now! I can’t wait. This is AWESOME! Thanks for making it Dan and Deb!
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, after the brewery Hard Hat tour. Pours an effervescent straw with a soapy white head that leaves a thin wall of lacing. Clean light malt aroma and a super crisp grassy flavor with some floral notes and a nice lively carbonation. A really good pilsener.
kappldav123 (5484) - GERMANY - MAY 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Sean9869 for this bottle. Looks good, the "handwritten" label is nice. Deep golden in the glass, not too zippy, small head. Starts malty, a bit spicy-wheaty. Fine hoppy notes in the background, modest dry, not too bitter. Wonderful balanced. Mild finish still spicy-grasy, very drinkable. A great beer!
joet (2386) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the first whiff I knew this was going to be good. An unusual floral note on the mittelfruhs. aroma of hallertauers is full. looks good in the glass with plenty of bubbles and well produced white foam. medium crisp feel with light biscuit. tasted against other light lagers this one stands out for producing an ample flavor profile while avoiding all flaws and oxidation. A perfect beer. Thanks for sharing this Ken!
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright, clear golden color; effervescent; creamy, mixed-bubbled white head with great retention and lacing; beautiful pour. FWIW, the first bottle of this reminded me of canned Pilsner Urquell quite a bit, so I’m tasting them side by side (comparisons in parentheses; note that I adore canned Pilsner Urquell). A lively burst of minerals and citrus in the aroma, lightly zesty with hints of a lime component; there’s a lightly toasty Pils malt character underneath this, with a relatively clean yeast character for the style; even some hints of a floral character (in comparison, the Saaz hops of the Pilsner Urquell seem somewhat less citrusy and less zesty, allowing that cardboard-like malt character to show through, along with that beer’s more prominent diacetyl character; the New Glarus rendition is far cleaner, to its benefit). Medium-light to medium body (hints of diacetyl, very light, give it a bit of a bump); moderately high carbonation; very smooth presence in the mouth; following the aroma, there’s plenty of citrus and mineral bitterness here, with that lime component showing through again and even hints of white wine grapes, like a rounded light fruitiness; delicately balanced, and a far cleaner yeast character than you get from many other Bo Pilsners; a light malt core shows through as well-presented Pils malt and some honeyed sweetness; the white wine grape note is really lovely here, adding a new level of soft complexity that’s just great for this style of beer (the Pilsner Urquell seems somewhat muted and less vibrant alongside it, again with greater levels of diacetyl and a more prominent, though less interesting, core maltiness). Medium finish of lightly toasty Pils malt (hints of a hay-like note) and some mineral hop character that last; just a touch of lime. Side by side, I’m kind of sad that I even tried this experiment, because I only have regular access to one of these beers! Great Pilsner, though it really does seem to fit better into the Classic German Pils category.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is cereal grains, wet and lightly floral...mostly wet. classy but nothing exceptional so far. flavor is well defined floral hops with hints of perfume like character and surprising real, satisfying bitterness. touches of apple and champagne character flight by. excellent carb sizzles, cleans the palate and continues the champagne like comparisons. subtle with complexities yet a masterful BBQ beer as well.