Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golen color, medium white head, decent lacing. Nice peppery aroma. Bitter straw flavor. Nice enough.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Olde Mecklenburg - Charlotte. Pours clear yellow with a white foam head. Nice crispy cereal character with white bread, straw and hints of vanilla creme. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish, refreshing, with light bitter straw, mild doughy pale malts. Delicious little pils.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is Pilsner malt, corn, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, medium hops and bitterness, clean with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8103) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ OMB. Pours a touch hazy golden appearance with a white head. Lot of Pils malt. Dry. Herbal. Cracker. Lightly to moderately spicy hops. Some lemon in the flavor. Grassy and a touch chewy. Mostly dry. Herbal / earthy hops on the finish. I’m not getting much of any residual sugar. Quite dry. Solid.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served on draft at the brewpub, 4/6/11. Pours a clear golden color with a huge creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malts, almost doughy with grassy hops. The taste is sweet bready malts and very faint grassy notes. Medium bodied.
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Draft at GABF 2013. A too-sweet, under-hopped Americanized Pilsner with syrupy and chewy malt. High sugar plus low acid = flabby, limp body. Has not glaring flaws, only wildly out of balance, under-attenuated and cloying, and suffering from a thin body, especially in the finish.
Bottle in Asheville, February 2014: pretty much the same.
crossovert (6134) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650l bottle. Bottled 11.04. 11.
It pours a beautiful clear gold with a big white head.
It really smells like it came from Germany. It has a bit extra yeast and American water smell but other than that it is pretty close. The hops are done right.
It is a nice Bavarian-styled brew. Perhaps slightly hardier in maltiness than the average but with a beautiful noble hop flavor. The sweetness definitely gets more noticeable as it goes, but still a good one.
A true German styled pilsener.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle from beer study. Bottled 11.16.12. Pours a fairly clear yellow straw color with light carbonation and minimal white lace. Nose is toast, biscuit, cereal, light grass, plastics, diacetyl, grainy. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet--some cereal and light vegetal notes, two day old mowed grass, and ends sweet with spoiled veggies and oaky Granny Smith apples. Diacetyl comes on heavier as it warms and breathes a bit. Too bad.
IrishBoy (3726) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Ross. Nose is a little grassy hops and caramel sweetness. Clear yellow with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is very light grassy bitterness with some moderate sweetness and caramel. Finishes lightly bitter. Drinkable session beer at 4%ABV.
Butters (3665) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the the Sweet Sixteen Richmond Gathering. Clear light pale yellow pour with bright white head. Okay, but nothing special. meh.