Velkyal (295) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Pours a pale golden with a voluminous white head, like whipped cream that linger and lingers. Aroma is grainy and bready with a touch of woody/earth hops (Hersbrucker or Spalt?). Taste is gry grainy malts, some sweetness in the background and a nice tang of hoppiness. Medium light in the body, clean, long dry finish. Nice beer.
Leighton (10512) - 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.
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olde Mecklenburg. Pours a yellow with white head. Grainy, earthy, pils, noble hop flavors. Pretty nice pils.
SirADNielsen (8948) - 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.
geologyguy (638) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like blueberrys... Smooth beer, malty, low hoppyness...taste is low but good...could drink a few
JustinFromAL (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft from the Carolina Beer Company in the Charlotte airport. Pours a nice pale gold with minimal white lacing that retains well. Nose is not assertive, but in a bit stuffed up. Taste is grassy hops, a little bready malts. Decent pilsner.
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merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes All Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: Yeasty, Lemony
T: Yeasty, Lemony, Wheat
M: Decent Carbonation, Light Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty solid pilsener, very drinkable.
3fourths (7879) - 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.
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample @ GABF 13. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma is rather skunky, malty and grainy. Flavour is very thin, not so bitter as other pilseners. Very short finish, watery mouthfeel. Not impressive.
jlynnehayes (3) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks great. Pale color with great carbonation, long lasting head. Tastes spicy with a little bit of banana. Light and crisp.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - 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.