Jimthechap (1610) - Christchurch, - OCT 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling golden colour with a persistent white head. Aromas of sweet malt and Irish whiskey, oddly enough. There is a chemical freshness along with peachy nectar. I’m undecided as to whether this is an asset or not. On the whole I have decided that I quite like the smell. In the mouth there is an enormous amount of carbonation that brings out slightly tart fruity juiciness and some of the more mellow malt characters. This is a pilsner, but not like I know it. It finishes with an almost Granny Smith apple crispness but I am left wondering about a few things. It wouldn’t slot nicely into the style, it is a curious creature but not without its charms. Does this oddness harm the overall response to the beer and should it be regarded along BJCP guidelines? I’ll prevaricate and judge it whether I liked it or not along with consideration for what it would do if judged more critically. I did quite like it, I have had less charming beers but I’m looking forward to something different next.
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Passionfish. Clear golden, scant head. Aroma is malty, taste is straightforward malt and not much else. Ordinary.
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy gold. Nose of wet lager malts and mild hops. Flavor is biscuity graham crackers with lager malt. A bit sweet with only mild hop bitterness. Not an overly good representation of the style.
MarkSachon (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Not really impressed. The hops seem a bit off and the flavors are odd. Too dry for its own good.
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. My 200th pilsner/pilsener. Pours clear gold colour with a lasting off white head. Some noble hop aroma. Very tasty very clean pils. Even though imported from America it tastes nice and fresh. Just a very tasty lager and beer. Would happily sink pints of this. Tasty. Nice crisp bitter finish. Drunk whilst watching England dispatch India in the 5th Test at The Oval. Good.
Ontape (268) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a light gold, very clear with a nice white head. Smell is pils malt, cereal grains, faint touch of Noble hops that become more apparent as you drink it. Clean, crisp, dry... solid.
Psytron (1299) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint smell of hop. Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma of hops, spruce, also some grain. Bitter, rather shrap hoppiness. Fizzy carbon, watery palate.
rolfc81 (33) - - AUG 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
macfoson (4) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Subtle aroma, hint of fruit. Golden color with bright white head and decent lacing for a pilsner. This beer is refreshing and delicious, it has more flavor than any other pilsner I have ever had. This sets the bar for what a pilsner should and can be. Great beer!
fiercepanda (528) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A clear golden beer with minimal head. The aroma is light citrus and bready grain. The flavor is sweet grain, hay, light citrus, light funk.
TimsRatings (415) - - JUL 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Pours a clear amber with white head. Mild aroma. As another review stated - meh...it's a pilsner.
A good pilsner. But there's not much exciting about it. Probably would be pretty decent sitting around a pool on a hot day.
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