Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to bobbypaulson for a cool extra. I’m a huge fan of NG, but this one is pretty underwhelming. Pretty much a standard issue lager. It’s not offensive, but forgettable.
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber brown pour with a thin ivory head. Nice pilsner malt honey and graham cracker aroma with a slight floral hint. Slight nutty flavor with a nice dry bitter finish. Light bodied effervescent mouthfeel. Very nice.
JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I definitely dispute the Bohemian Lager classification. This beer is brown, and I have never had a brown Bohemian pils. Big, white head of fthe pour that lasts and laces the glass. Malt body, and low hops. It is well balanced and easy to drink, but it lacks the character of a Czech pils, much more like a dunkel or Vienna, if I had to classify it. Thin palate brings this beer down a few points.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A disappointing grassy lager with way too much apple juice. Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed very fresh the day I received it from oakbluff soon after the 2011 release. Thanks Scott
The look: Clear golden body topped by a short-lived white head
In long: The beer starts with an interesting nose of dried yellowed grass with a spicy edge that screams Saaz and probably some other noble hops. But there’s something wrong with the taste. Lots of breakfast apple juice, a light tartness that doesn’t work with the beer, soapy notes, spicy herbal notes, strong citric notes, not really dry, not really bitter. Finish is spicy grass in a glass of apple juice. Unlike DVDs, beer is an adult product that I don’t like it even if it has “Two Women” in the name.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really surprised how much hop presence their was in this beer. I loved it. Now it was a beautiful pour. Crystal clear and awesome. Nice head with tight and uniform bubbles. Nice carbonation. Tastes of malts and that finish of hoppy dryness.
Atom (1442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet grains and hops, with malt and slight yeast. Taste is sweet malts, hops, and grains, with spotty bitterness. Texture is slick and oily. Not bad but too sweet for me, not really digging the texture.
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy white head. Grainy, bready aroma. Notes of earth, biscuit. Not much from the hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of raw grain, caramel with some notes of floral hops. Malt forward with minimal bitterness, this less crisp and clean than expected. Still, an OK beer.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a bright and clear amber color with a receding cream colored head on it. Crisp and grassy nose is spicy and inviting. Tastes of bready malts, light grainy toasted notes, grass and floral hops. Dry and mildly hoppy finish. Solid body and mouthfeel. High drinkablity. This beer can easily compete with some of its European brethren.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Ughsmash. This one pours a cloudy golden color and topped by a small head of white foam that quickly recedes to a thin film. The aroma is clean and simple showing toasted bread and doughy malts along with clean grains, and a touch of grassy hop bitterness. The flavor follows suit and shows a good balance between the toasted bread, grains, and grassy hops. Medium to light bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a crisp, dry finish. This is a clean and simple pils that is easy drinking for those hot summer days. Not quite as masterful as the R&D series version, but still a good beer.
joshmcg000 (334) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light copper color. Aroma is sweet, grainy, hoppy. Taste is slightly sweet, light hoppyness, Lots of pilsener flavor, malty, some caramel. Slight skunkyness is there for me, but I get that in pretty much all pilseners for some reason, then it goes away as i drink. Body is light with a nice amount of carbonation. A very nice pilsener, I remember it being substantially better when it was in R&D bottle, maybe Its just my memory.