Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught @ the brewpub in San Juan. They served a five sample. Small bubbly white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Clear golden color. Aroma of light dusty grassy and floral notes with what appeared as a hint of butter. Mild malty notes over the palate. Light bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light bitter dry finish. Ok but again nothing spectacular.
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Great beer!! Served here at the pub bar. Has a nice light tan foamy, frothy head that mostly dissipates. No lace. Very malty aroma. Has a lovely polished brass color. Flavor and body is where this beer really shines though. Absolutely a session beer. It’s one of the best micro-brewed czech pilsners I’ve ever had. Yummmmmm. Wish it wasn’t so far to go to from Wisconsin. Wah. Good hop character that’s right in line with the standard. Excellent hop/malt balance. Perfect finish.
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a big fan of the pils style, but this one was very clean. Finish was a bit more bitter than the lager, but taste was very similar.
pumpmaster (1130) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap 4.5 oz sample at the O.H. Brewery in Old San Juan, PR One of the best here.
cheap (4053) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at the brewpub in Old San Juan. Creamy thin head. Just plain clean beer aroma. Pale yellow but I do detect a hint of haze in there. Some grassy flavors in the mix. A little more pilsner bite than the OH Coqui, but for the most part seems to be about the same recipe. Has a more intense pilsner bitter finish but is not over the top.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the San Juan Location. Near golden in color, and a bit hazy. A fluffy white head atop. A bit sweet and floral, better than the lager.
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
27 oct 07, on tap @ Old Harbor Brewery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Clear golden color. tan head. Aroma of light malt with some hop florals. Flavor is a sharp bitterness. Followed by malt backbone. A textbook Pilsener.
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at brewpub. So-so aroma, sweet. Not much really. Had to dig to get something. honey, grainy I’ll call it. Clean golden orange color, small head and minor lacing. Bittersweet flavor. Little lemon grass, little grain. Lite body, lite oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Didn’t do much for me, but an ok pils
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 The Caribbean people are very fond of beer, or so the ubiquitous empty bottles lining the streets and beaches leads me to believe. Carib lager is the hegemon here, curing parched throats with its clear, crisp taste. That’s admirable. In Puerto Rico it’s the same. Lots of lagers, cold with water droplets skiing down the bottle, aid the survival of a people beset my nature’s temperamental fever. But for some reason there are those down in those scattered islands that insist on manufacturing beer completely unfit for consumption in hot and humid weather. The brewing process must be a trial in sanity, asking a man or woman to toil over a product that couldn’t possibly be understood in its birthplace. Still, it’s made, which suggests certain breweries are tapping the madhouses for employees. As a result, any unwary tourist will find amongst his sampler glasses a drink most foul and unfitting. For me it was the Old Harbor Santo Viejo Pilsener. It looks like a richer pale lager, and effuses with a smell of corn. The privation of flavor leaves a reeking skunkiness. On the plus side, it’s still a crisp beer. Back on the negative side, that makes for crispy skunk. No, I don’t think this beer fits in at all, or really any pilsener anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon line for that matter. It’s just not a good idea.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold body, with not much of a head to speak of. Aroma is 2 row, light crystal malts, along with the corn water. Taste is crisp, has some pineapple, along with the pale malts that accompany it.