BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ultra-creamy white head sustains, straw hue with good clarity. Nose is pilsner malts with hints of grassy-earthy hops. Flavor is bread and grainy pilsner malts with hints of hay, sweet cereal, and moderate levels of hop bitterness with grassy flavor. Light-bodied, creamy smooth texture, moderate carbonation. Very easy drinking with a solid flavor profile, great example of a Czech-style Pilsner!
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent pilsner and another great beer from the Oskar Blues gang. Had it on tap at the reef. I think it was an outstandingly smooth pilsner and very good, although from the brewing company I had hoped for a higher alcohol content than 5.3.
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. A pale golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of hops and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and hay - not very exciting, leading to a dry and bitter finsih.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong flavored pilsner with large foamy head, light malt flavor, undertone of butter cream. I liked the graphics on the can itself, and the pilsner does hold up very well canned.
FlacoAlto (3838) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned March 2009; Sampled July 2009,br>
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a fat-three-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a deep gold color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of grassy grain, a touch of sweet corn, some light lemon notes and an herbal floral finish. This is simple, fairly clean, but could use a touch more hop character and even a touch more malt; it seems a bit lackluster when compared to the best of the category, but it is still pretty decent smelling.
The beer is nice and crisp tasting and does have a touch of clean grain sweetness to it. The beer finishes with some herbal hop notes and a touch of a biting bitterness that helps to balance the up front, light sweetness. The carbonation provides a touch of a peppery bite; this doesn’t keep the beer from having a certain buttery texture though. There seems to be a bit of sweet corn flavor here (a touch of DMS), that doesn’t detract too much. Some soft lemon notes from the hops are noticeable underneath the more prominent grassy / herbal hop notes.
Not bad, but somehow seems a bit discordant some how. This doesn’t have any serious flaws to it, but somehow just doesn’t seem to work for me (and I can really dig a solid Pils). The hop character here is nice, I just wish it was a little more pronounced than it is; this seems a bit too malty for a Pils. Still this is not a bad beer and is even enjoyable.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ
rocbyter (1944) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong grain aroma with a little yeast. Clear golden color with a medium white head. Sweet grain beginning fading in the finish.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I gotta tell ya...I bought this case sight unseen (uh, tasted)...and I was not impressed...a bit let down actually...I was so impressed with Dale’s and OC that I assumed this would be great...well, it wasn’t...although, since I had to drink 24 of them, I did aquire the taste and overall it wasn’t terrible...I will give it the drinkability factor...I could put a few down real easy...had an overall nice earthy grassy taste to it...slightly bitter, and chewy...good to have in the cooler when the BBQ is outside...otherwise, ehhh, I’m not so sure...as I’ve seen in some of the other ratings, better than most of the mass produced stuff.
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of wet paper and malt. Light slightly sweet malt flavor followed by a tad of bitter. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy. A very drinkable beer.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with little head. Aroma-not really any just smells like beer. Taste is crisp with a peppery hops taste. Definitely good to drink outside.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Aroma is lacking...not much there. Mild, slightly sweet, bready flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste, and a tiny hint of alcohol. Nice and refreshing.