Jayb0 (1066) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A quaffable pilsener. A bit creamy but not lacking as a crisp, refreshing brew. A bit of citrus in the nose that carries into the mouth with a little bit of cookie sweetness. Signature Cali hoppiness gives it a good bite.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sweet aroma of yeast and citrus. Pale golden and clear. Thin white head. Extra clean flavor with a good body and a little hop bite at the end. A bit fruity for the style and lacking in malt character. Very quenching however. I like to imagine the clean coastal water of Northern California.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice smeller. Notes of peach and lemon, with herbal and grassy hops and malt of pale types.
Very hoppy, especially considering its style and a mellow fruitiness throughout, mainly peach, pear and lemon. The hops are herbal, floral and well pronounced. The malts are toasted and biscuit-like. This is a great example of the style.
Loddeer (171) - USA - SEP 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
To me, this beer was completely tasteless. This could be good or bad ... if I was in college, this would definitely be good, because I could slam it in a minute. Yet, it’s expensive. So for the refined market, it is not complex enough to impress or warrant such a price. I have enjoyed some North Coast brews, this one was below average.
Frank (3128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Hopleaf in Chicago. Cloudy yellow, little head. Bright and fruity and a bit sweetness that lends sort of an iced tea character. I wouldn’t really call this a pilsener in any traditional sense but it is damn fine and underrated lager beer.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is lightly malty with some light hops. Taste has notes of lemon, grain and grassiness. Can use more malt backing, sweetness and hop "zing". Mouthfeel is round and crisp. Overall, not awful very boring. It's surprising they can make a brew as great as Old Stock Ale and release this.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 Not a bad pils... very dry to the taste. It pours a decent head (that soon fades away) over a bubbly golden body. Nice mild malt aroma. A clean drink.
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Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Decent head, goes away though. Body is pretty malty for a pilsner, but they didn’t get as much taste out of the malt I feel. Lightly hopped. Not bad.
heemer77 (5133) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice grassy and slightly hoppy aromas form the initial pouring. The beer has a muted gold coloring and a large white head. Looks better than most pilseners The smell reminds me of clay, for some reason. The taste is light and refreshing. It has a saty taste with some potato chips? A decent example of the style, but I have had better.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap at the brewery. not much happening in the flavour department. hint of peanut skin in the aroma, at least the clam chowder was good