hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is earthy, spicy, musky and grainy – in short, Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops and over-crushed, moderately toasted malt. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor provides sweet European malts, biscuit, funky hop acidity and bitterness. Finishes tangy and a touch lemony. Odd. Well-crafted, but not at all my thing. Bottle courtesy of phaleslu!
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a bumpy white head. Nose is bland but clean corn chips and grass. Medium light body, soft, creamy and inviting. Taste is brown sugar and green plum with hints of sassafras and chestnut. And i thought the Moon Man was sessionable. Beautiful pilsener.
WisconsinBeer (699) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish orange color with a thin foamy head. Flavor is soft malts, slightly sweet, a hint of honey. Super soft and easy drinking. Just a hint of German hops to finish it off. Solid session ale.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a crystal clear, light copper colored body with an inch thick, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is bready and slightly toasty with some cereal grains and a light mix of grassy and floral hops. Flavor leans a bit more towards the cereal grain, bready, and tad bit toasty malts up front. A light grass and floral hop comes in and helps dry this out pretty nicely while they’re accompanied by a bit of a cereal, pale malt sweetness and light bitterness. Light, malty feeling, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pils. Well balanced with a bready, cereal maltiness and light grassy/floral hopping. Could be a bit more crisp, but this was easy drinking and enjoyable enough.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Copper orange appearance with a light cream colored head. Sweet, dull pale lager nose with mild European hops. Good carbonation. Fairly mild Noble hops, pale malty lager flavor. Quite easy drinking and solid brew. Thanks again, Adam!
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 6/8/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours clear dark auburn with an average, very smooth, white head that slowly recedes to an even layer of lace. The nose is a very classic combination of bread and hay malt with spicy floral and grassy hops, with perhaps just a light touch of sweetness. The flavor is a little sweeter with the malts showing more bread than hay and the hops a little lighter than I expected, more grassy than floral or spicy noble hops. The body is light with lively mouth filling, but not stinging carbonation which creates almost a creamy texture, and a medium finish that has that touch of sweetness, bread malt, and grassy hops.
piscator34 (1883) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Pale copper in colour with strong carbonation. Farily simple aromas of sweetish pilsner malt and grassy green hops. Clean pilsner malt flavours dominate, backed by more grassy hops and faint Macintosh apple. Mild bitterness. Seems a bit light on the hops and bitterness for a Bohemian pils, but it’s quite drinkable.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper color with a white head. Smells of corn, sweet malt, slight grass, and a touch of a bready aroma as well. Tastes of light and mild grains, slight grassy notes, sweet mild corn malts, and a faint grainy finish.
CanIHave4Beers (2878) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale Lager month installment number 3. Now, I never said I was only drinking "pale lager" but rather only drinking Pale Lager Styles, it’s a mild stretch but I think that the Pilsener styles all fit under this umbrella. Pours golden, almost an orange color with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is of herbal noble hops, hay, and wet grain. The flavor is vibrant and displays quite a lot of that noble hop bite herbal, sharp, somewhat spicy, with a subdued earthiness. The malt character is very nice as well, very fruity and flavorful while the beer on the whole maintains a fair level of dryness. This is a terribly enjoyable beer, and while yes I can see how this is a departure from the first batch I don’t share the disappointment that so many have expressed over the changes.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lager yeast, creamy malt and crisp hop. Creamy malt flavor with lager yeast, crisp hops and a semi-sweet and somewhat fruity finish.