BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A perfect balance of Bready Yeasts, Lemon Zest, Barley, Floral Hops and Malts make this a truly wonderful, crisp and refreshing Pilsener to drink.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall an enjoyable beer. Amber in color, light in taste. Could have multiple of these in the summer. Crisp and clean
doubelknv3 (1076) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden amber with thin off white head. Mild caramel and mild floral aroma. Mild caramel, malt dominant, and German hop notes. Lite bodied, nice tongue tangling zing, and mild bitterness.
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holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a amber orange with a white head. Nose of malt some grain. The caramel malts come on too strong and eclipse the crisp hoppiness that resides underneath. Less cara and sweet malts more of that simple two row to let those floral hops speak for themselves.
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arkotramathorn (41) - Eau Claire, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark bronze with thin white head. Strong aroma of apples and I think I’m getting molasses as well. Tasting of plums and apples, very sweet. The plums fade near the middle and the apples come out a little more. Finishes very crisp with a little hopiness. If I had my own cold plate tap, I would put this through it and die happy.
keenanrobbins (19) - - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice pilsner. Aromatic, smooth, then a pleasing kind of pilsner finish.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice head. Crystal clear. Classic lager nose bready with malt in the background and some hops. Crisp and malty flavor with mild hops. Very clean flavor. Some bitterness on the finish.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 Aroma has a certain breadiness to it with some very mild spiced overtones.
Appearance is sort of a deep copper. It’s a nice off white head to start but falls off quickly.
It’s medium bodied with a medium texture that sticks slightly to the glass. Carbonation dissipates fast and leaves just a slight lacing down the glass. Slightly bitter on the finish.
Not a bad lager, but I wouldn’t put this in my top 5 New Glarus brews. If it wasn’t in the variety pack, I wouldn’t seek it out on it’s own.
Re-rate: I tried it again just to make sure I wasn’t selling it short. Unfortunately I had the opposite reaction and lowered some of my scores. Maybe I just don’t enjoy style and that factors into my rating. But for me, this just tasted like a run of the mill lager. Nothing special and I’ve had much better. It’s too bad. Sounds like the few years prior might have been a better beer according to people on here.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big thanks to BeerFMAndy for getting a nice box of New Glarus out to me. Served in a New Glarus tasting glass.
Pours a somewhat-dark golden color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some bready malt and a very faint hop presence. I pegged this as a non-adjunct American lager, and was disappointed to see if called a pilsner. The hop presence in this is quite subdued, and instead there’s a bit of light bready malt. Body is a bit too heavy for a pilsner without the refreshing dryness.
dchmela (2982) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JMack for the bottle. Pours a nutty brown with a thick white head. Big noble hops, earthy and a touch of sweetness in the aroma. Taste is smooth big malt, clean with a touch noble hop bitterness. Well balanced and very tasty, excellent lager.