panzerwolf (125) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear gold. First taste is of hay and hops. Slight aroma of fruit, very refreshing and crispy. Very nice beer with a lot of character.
Maxbier (492) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 Straw yellow with white head. Aroma of light citrus and a hint of yeast. Herbal citrus hint of pine up front. Malt sweetness and crisp finish. Did they use ale yeast? Very tasty but I would guess it a pale ale rather than pilsner.
hayduke (3531) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift . Probable the Beer of the Month Cub. Pours pale yellow with a grainy white head. Nose of grassy and citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor is spicy/grassy. Med body at least. Flavor is light malts and the greasy hops. Some bitterness finishes it off . Pretty decent .
malvrich (53) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from a brown bottle into a 14 ounce pilsner glass
a: the first thing that hit me was the cloudiness of the beer.
secondly, lots of carbonation producing prolific head with good retention and lacing.
golden dark yellow tint to the beer.
s: immediately punches you in the nose with a light but prominent hop aroma. bitterness is promised.
t: as promised, lots of hop bitterness up front. light and, as several others have noted, very citrusy.
not sure if i can pin it down to grapefruit or lemon but citrus is prominent. this hop forwardness is almost but somehow NOT overpowering and in my opinion does not detract from what is a very delicious, well balanced, light and flavorful brew. i am currently favoring pilsners and seeking out different ones to try. this is high on my current favorites list.
m: more body than you would expect from such a generally light tasting pils, but still quite light and highly drinkable. substantial sediment. a bit light of medium body. carbonation gives nice tingle on the mouth.
o: absolutely delicious beer. light, sessionable with an unexpected though appreciated blast of hop bitterness lending a very refreshing citrus character. again, not what you expect from a pilsner, but good job by Peak even though liberties were taken.
i will buy this whenever i am in the area of the one store where i have seen it. at under 10 bucks per six pack, its a very good buy!
AdamT (210) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head. Decent lacing. Citrus hop, grapefruit, lemon zest, wet grass aromas. Lemon zest taste from start to finish with some light spice taste on the finish. Mild carbonation on the palate with a dry finish. I usually don’t like a Pilsner but this reminded me more of an IPA.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Spice and light grass aroma. Spice and mineral flavor with grass. Medium bodied. Spice and mineral linger with grass.
Leighton (12583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury. Pours lightly hazy gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds pleasant citrus notes, baked pale malts, straw, lemon zest. Light sweet flavor with sturdy grassy bitterness, some lemon rind, citrus pith, hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Lightly drying on the finish with some biscuity sweetness, more bitter grass and hay, some dried grains. Solid pils.
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from local hypermarket in Helsinki, slightly hazy pale yellow colour, tiny lasting white frothy head, good lacing. Light malty aroma of grain and straw with heavy grassy, lemony and peppery hops. Taste is initially lightly bitter with a hint of sweetness and acidity, turning into a long heavily bitter finish with a an astrigent feel. Light to medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Wonderful hoppy aroma, taste is somewhat unbalanced with the bitterness but very enjoyable anyway.
Brandman (2227) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Semi cloudy golden body, white head. aroma has mellow fruity matiness, green grassy hops. quite nice and very drinkable.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from K Citymarket Kivihaka, Vaasa). Pale yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is grass, some herbal and mildly malty mellow tones. Flavour is rather similar, with a rather fresh take to it. Nice and different brew, considering what hops are in there. Mellow and very drinkable.