DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to MatSciGuy! Amber brown pour, decent carbonation and a biscuity aroma. Flavor was caramel, some nuts and earthy and a little weird funk on the aftertaste. Loved the 2010, but not a huge fan of this one.
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best lager. Good color, golden almost amber, no head, slight white ring. Malt front, lemon notes but not hoppy, funk after taste. Tastes like grolsch, smooth then rank after taste on the palate. Average at best.
joeneugs (3740) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Deyholla! It pours a golden yellow color hazier than I expected with a smallish white layer of foam. The aroma is lightly sweet with grains and cookie like malts. Maybe a hint of lemon, but not much noble hop character. The flavor is full with sweet graininess and hints of lemon with only a whisper of earthy hop balance in the finish. Full bodied for a lager but still manages to have a watery palate. I love New Glarus, but this was a disappointment.
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Shared 12 oz. bottle at a monthly group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a deep orange/gold color, a layer of soft white, creamy head foam, and light spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was light grain, light noble perfume, Pils malt, and a hint of maize. A typical lager nose. The flavor added soft hop bitterness, a light body, and some finishing dryness. A no nonsense, basically satisfying, Czech Pils. Recently shared another bottle, and noticed a hint of light fruitiness as apricot in addition to the other comfortable notes.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, light head. Aroma of caramel, pils malt, crackers. Flavor is malty, lightly hoppy, some biscuit notes...not a bad lager. Last years version was better.
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Chestnut pour with a modest beige head. Not much to the aroma, just some aromatic florals and light lager maltiness. Tastes smooth enough with lots of malt and a light bit of grassiness.
strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lager style, but oddly creamy and thick. Finish lasts. Not bad but just off for the style.
Tmoney99 (11465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark straw color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Medium floral grainy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet dry finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.
reggiedunlop (3379) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber...almost brown...with a medium lt tan head...lively. aroma is mildly hoppy...clean...mild spice...just a bit of bready maltiness. Some roasty malt comes through in the flavor as well as very nice delicate earthy/spicy hops. Mouthfeel is light and silky and the finish is slightly dry and bitter...earthy. great bohemian pils!
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.