arnold931 (634) - Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear golden with nice white head. Not much aroma. A little lemon. Tastes creamy. Nice lemon and cracker taste. A great pilsner.
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color, thin white head with average retention and lacing. Nose smells like... well, a Pilsner. Noble hops, mildly malty. Mouth is clean and mildly malty, balanced with hop bitterness.Finishes clean. A very basic interpretation of the style. Average, but drinkable.
iceman15658 (131) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle To Tulip Glass. Nice golden yellow pour with a nice white lacey head. Aroma is mainly yeasty. typical Pilsner taste with a bit of a grainy bread finish
TATE (307) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a thin white head. Minimal floral aroma. Fairly good balance between malt and hops though pretty light on flavor. It does have a nice dry finish and easy drinking but nothing really stands out.
pintbypint (2699) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at Edmonton Craft Beer Fest ’14. Golden and clear with a light white cap. Grainy aroma, toasty. Taste has grains and bready sweetness and a grassy dry finish. Pretty basic pils, easy drinker.
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, barely lacing, white head. Grainy, slightly strawy aroma, flat bitter hoppy overtones. Taste is initially purely malty, minimally sweet, minimally grainy, later with floral hoppy overtones. Well, it’s a Pilsener.
chucklemation (565) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is very faint, some wheat and caramel and malts. Flavor is even more faint, just some carbonated malts. Has a light body feel. Nothing makes this stand out. It’s a pretty bland beer, unfortunately.
snoworsummer (2451) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample pour at a festival. Pours almost clear gold with a fizzy white head . tastes like musky grains, light sweet corn and hops. Smells like musky grains and light hops.
sonnycheeba (3746) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample pour at a festival. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal malts, light corn, some funk, and light floral notes. Flavor is malty with some toast, faint hops, and light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (2268) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice golden yellow color with a decent transparency showcasing a decent carbonation rising at a moderate pace.
The smell was definitely the German malts coming through in their usual bready sort of way.
The taste was sweet from the German malts. There isn’t any aftertaste, but it does have a decent dry finish.
On the palate, it sat fairly light and sessionable. The carbonation has the usual harshness I look for in a German Pilsener and its good for the style and for me.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good stab at a German Pilsener by an American brewer. Try it if you see it.