r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow and malty on the nose. Bubbly head. Very light with a weak finish. Fine as a summer thirst quencher, but nothing memorable.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is light malt, slightly sweet, with some grassy hops. Nothing spectacular but a good summer session beer after mowing the lawn.
liquidcrack (45) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. golden beer, mild pilsner taste and aroma. light malt taste and aroma. an acceptable drinking beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical Pilsner light golden hay color, thin and crispy pale white head of foam scarcely remains for any duration. Less then moderate lacing in thin strings.
Solid aroma of Hallertauer and Noble hops bringing a nice crispy grassyness and keeps a slender sweet malt backing with slight hints of fresh grains.
Flavors are about the same with a nice crispened snap to its appeal. Lightly sweet with a moderation of hopping adding some grassyness and a high point middle of grain action girth. Levels out quickly though as it flys right off the finish leaving tiny notes of high grain earthy sourness and tin. Some trickling sweetness and hop grass returns very late in the back end quarters of the palate.
Feel is OK for a Pilsner, nice holding carbonation thats crisp right from the get go yet doesn’t display any real staying power or length. The body is just shy of medium, but overall is quick to disperse. Finish lingers lightly with dry grainyness and watery deposits inbetween.
Goes down easily enough, but doesn’t maintain a whole lot of interest beyond one or two glassfulls.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a nice white head. Light malt aroma with a floral hop essence. Light malt flavor with some spice and floral taste. Easy drinking. Lacking interest.
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. Original rating: 2.6 on 5/9/05. Pours slightly cloudy and straw colored. Head filled with thin bubbles. Malty smell, basic lager taste. Good enough, I suppose.
New rating, 9/3/06. My first rating was a sample from the bottle during a pilsener tasting, so let me open a full bottle and give it my undivided attention: Pours a slightly rocky head that settles down to about a quarter inch in my shaker. Good "beer" smell. Clear golden yellow color. Prickly bubbles sting my lips while I sip. More solid pils taste than I spotted before. Hops paint a nice portrait of European brewing, making this a solid example of the style. Worth knocking up another few notches.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one lacks in the distinction department. It’s good, but too easily forgettable.
jmcinerny (17) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2005
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured clear golden with no head, practically odorless it is an exceedingly light bodied beer, basically a disappointment from North Coast. I was looking for something light and summery, but not this light. I am huge a fan of North Coast as Old Rasputin is one of my all time favorites.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw yellow, very slight haze, and a small to medium white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is mostly pure pils malt with just a faint bit of german hops. Flavor is also malty and sweet with a decent bitter and crisp finish.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden yellow with a white head. Good drinkable pilsner. Nothing fancy. Smooth, clean taste.