Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Pilsener pours with a pale golden body topped by a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet yet mostly bitter, grassy and grainy. The flavor is slightly sweet and grassy yet bitter and hoppy with a nice grain note. Light, smooth and slightly dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden yellow hue with a small white. Aromas of straw and wheat....I guess grains. Medium bodied. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy with a light flavor. Perfect session ale or alternative to all macros.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Oggis. Clear yellow with fizy white head. Bready malty aroma and taste with a slightly bitter finish.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 (Draft: Oggi's in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA) Maybe it was just my palate that day, but I found this beer nearly undrinkable, and the only reason I was able to finish the entire pint is because throwing away beer is a crime, but I suffered through each slurp before finally running over to Ikea to buy a 50 cent hot dog to get rid of the aftertaste in my mouth; This beer is ultra bitter and citrusy like lemon peel; I didn't get hardly any malt, or hops, or anything else, just intense bitter all the way; The nose was all citrus, but still kind of light; Pale gold color and a little hazy; Very bubbly head with large bubbles, a rocky top and dimpled lacing coats the glass; When poured, lots of carbonation bubbles rise through the beer, some very large and fast-rising, some very tiny and slow-rising, but all that stops within two minutes; I will try this beer again to be sure I just wasn't experiencing a weird palate day<HR>Resampled this after it had been on tap for a few weeks, and the ratings have been updated for this tasting; I at least found it palatable this time, but just because I found it palatable, I still don't really care for this very hoppy pilsner too much; It's still very hoppy and bitter, but a little more in balance with the sweet, light grain maltiness; The nose is kind of a lemony citrus
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer poured a golden orange/ yellow w/ light brown hues. The head was thin and fleeting but the lacing was big and lasting. The aroma was all citrus, but faint at that. It had an alcohol sweetness to it that overpowered everything else. Bittery and citrusy, there was overwhelming hops. The palate was dry and bittery, light bodied and aggressive.