auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, purchased at Craft Beer Cellar - Belmont, MA. Light grassy noble hop and pils malt aroma. Fluffy, fresh malt flavor. This has got a good build, but is somewhere between a full on Bo Pils and a lighter pils, like a Classic German or a plain ’ole pilsner. Hard to rate highly as a Bo Pils, because lack of appropriate body and texture, but certainly enjoyable for fresh, clean, bright, heavily drinkable flavors. In some ways, a compromised between sessionability and style. That said, lots and lots of flavor for a 4% beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz received in a recent trade with mkabull. Thanks again Alec!
Pours a hazy dark yellowish orange color with pale golden yellow hues when held to a light and a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots and streaks of lace left behind.
Earthy aroma with hints of grassy hops, straw, light fruit and pale malt. The floral hops are most prominent followed by some apple, pear and biscuit.
Medium bodied and fuller than expected fr the style with a god balance of grassy and citrus hops, pale malt, straw, hay and light fruit. Surprisingly hop forward but not too bitter or dry with a nice floral, earthy presence which compliments the straw/hay character and pale malt presence. A decent amount of biscuit flavor along with apple, pear and faint alcohol. Slightly dry presence.
Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise. Clean, crisp, well balanced and extremely quaffable. I could see myself drinking several of these in a sitting and would probably buy this regularly if I had access.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice noble aroma with touch of carnal and honey. Very clear burnished brass color with persistent white foamy head. Delicious malty flavor reminiscent of easter bread. Very well made and refreshing.
damzz (336) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is a lineage with this and its brother ale. The hopiness is attenuated as is expected in a pilsner and balanced wth the malt wth a tip to the hops. The head is immediate and white quickly dissipating leaving a ring and very little lacing. Malt is up front followed by a hops bitter aftertaste. I am tired of the high gravs touted as being the epitome of the brewer’s art. Nonesense. This is a beer that can be enjoyed for its complexity with friends for hours while maintaining sensibility.
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim and skim surface. Sweet bread, caramel and mild saaz aromas. Medium bodied and slightly sour upfront turning to biscuit and bread before the dry, sweetly bitter hop finish.