AAEA (216) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 FL OZ ($10 6pack) not bad. like the beer that northcoast makes. pretty good hop selection. has flavor and isn’t a bland pils by any means.
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma malt, grain, & some floral hops; Flavor of malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Decent overall.
AgentAle (1081) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is honey, sweet 2 row malts, and light tobacco. Taste is light sweet malts, clove, lemon grass and hay. Slight bitter finish. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains poorly.
Lilja (2130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. Smak och doft av humle, malt, smör med toner av blomster och gräs. Lagom sötma, lätt kropp och beska.
paintedmaple (543) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap...good Pils with biscuit and grass with some noble hop flavors, however these were secondary to the malt.
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. Gyllenfärgad, klar, lågt vitt skum. En mjuk men ändå krispig lätt lager i hellestradition med lätt beska. Fina subtila blommiga smaker över en maltig kropp med säd, gräs, vitt bröd. Lätt sötma. Trevlig.
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild aroma, with corn, grass, and a little skunk that breathed off after a few minutes. Flavor is lightly sweet a mild, with a little grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing spectacular, but good, solid beer.
malvrich (103) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 poured from brown bottle into a pilsner glass
A: Pours a finger of frothy tight head. Dark gold color. Very clear. Good head retention and lacing. Lace pattern left all the way up the glass at the end. Inviting carbonation rising.
S: Light smell of the hops with crisp bread at the back.
T: Crisp bread/biscuit, hops seem almost an afterthought at first. I love the malt profile of this beer. Subtly grainy but very pronounced crackers/crusty bread. Maybe hard for the hops to keep up but they do come through on the finish as slightly piny. Hops are there but thankfully NC saw no need to have them overpower the biscuit and grain. Malty but this fortunately does not strike me as sweet although if left to warm, the malts will become overbearing. Drunk chilled, this is perfectly balanced.
M: Silky, soapy. Carbonation is nice and tingly. Somehow a bit heavy for a pils.
O: One of my current favorites. Definitely in my top 3! I love this and consider it a great representation of the style, even if a bit far to the malty side. The low ABV is also quite a plus to me. Perfect summer brew. I would drink these all the time if they weren’t so damned expensive ($11/6).
loubar (154) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Pours clear gold with a lasting off white head. Some noble hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Slightly sweet, graham cracker malt arrival. Clean, slightly floral mid-palate with only mild hop bitterness. Fresh, crisp, refreshing and tasty. Love the low carb, low ABV. A well crafted Pilsner.
JCLNoCo (5) - - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always a quality brew. Year-round drinkability. Malt dominates, hops are appropriately secondary. A sipper.