beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma. Nice color. Good original taste. Not a bad beer. Good amount of carbonation.
redlem (1264) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that quickly disappeared, odd for a pils. Upon closer inspection the haze is from sedimentation. Nice carbonation. Not much aroma, maybe an old cardboard box. Not much taste either, a slight cookie dough. I could taste and smell more hops in their stout, which is an odd choice. A below average pils.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I picked this up because the name reminded me of my childhood trip out east to Boston and Nantucket Island, where scrimshaw is found everywhere, from museums to my relatives' homes.
Anyhoo, the beer poured a hazy golden color with a grand white head, lacing included. Aroma is flowery, but very bland. Finally, a pilsener that doesn't smell like a skunk! Very light bodied, buttery, and lightly malted. Low bitterness at the backend, and finish is watery and nearly non-existant. A rather inoffensive beer, especially for a pilsener, but it sadly doesn't live up to the memories from my vacation.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice effort, mostly well-executed.
Aroma: fruity (citrus), mild hops.
Head: thin, quickly receding, non-lacing, flat.
Color: reddish gold.
Flavor: Hops, peachy, tangy, but not sour, light yeast.
Mouthfeel: surprisingly creamy, though flat.
Summary: complex, subtle flavors, handicapped somewhat by
an utter lack of carbonation. Over-carbonation
does certainly mask complex flavors, but this is too flat.
Aubrey (3343) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yeasty, somewhat vinous and fruity nose. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Fruity malt flavors with a slight bitterness. Somewhat cloying and not very crisp. Strange and curious; not very stylistically adherent.
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rather unsatisfying. Too light, nothing really there. Some sweet graininess, tiny bit of hops and that’s it.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
defintely a disappointing beer considering the home of it. but not horrible by no means.
Nuffield (3348) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2002
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I find it hard to believe when breweries can simultaneously produce things with a reputation like Old Rasputin and drivel like this. It’s either market forces or something inherent in the style. Dense, regular lacing, almost completely diminishing. Bubbles in body were not clear streams but a chaos; curious. Strong yellow color. Sweet at the front, then replaced by a pair of curious flavors--floral and metallic. Palate was very disappointing--limp, thin, disgusting. I ended up pouring some of this out--it’s not worth the calories.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty lively Pilsner. Good hop bitterness and flavor. Fairly clean, but sweeter than I was expecting in the finish. I’ll stick with Old Ras.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good American Pilsner. The progenitor of American Micro Pilsner family, of which St. George is a direct descendent and Victory and Tupper being hoppier cousins. Lovely hop nose with good malt and hop flavor. Easy drinking. While this is a fine beer, I can’t help prefer its progeny. Have had some rather awful samples in the past.