wingnut640 (7) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taste of American marts with German hops. Really pale color and crystal clear.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ultra light yellow with a slowly fading mammoth pillowy white crown. Aroma is noble and grassy with boring saaz hops and a touch of bready malt. Taste is mildly sweet with grassy and noble hops and bland malt.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Picked up relatively fresh at Steve’s in Madison I cracked this open about a week after the Great Taste of the Midwest. Still bright and enjoyable it was a great relaxing beer after a long day. Pearl Street is a brewery worth checking out if you happen to run across their beers on the shelf.
Aroma / Appearance - A transparent golden body pours ambitiously resulting in a huge pillowy head. Wheaty and nutty the noble hops linger in the air. The blend of lemon crisps and waxy floors is like walking through a quiet cafeteria after hours.
Flavor / Palate - The fluid mouthfeel remains active from start to finish. Lemon zest, toasted whole wheat bread, and a mild bitterness are the main components of a solid release. There might be better beers out there but if you like supporting local breweries or just getting away from the big names this one is worth trying once.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is malt as is the taste. A bit spicy, little watery. Ok lacing.
sherm1016 (1035) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Sonoma Cellars Delevan. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is bready, yeasty, some generic fruitiness. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, just a touch of bitter hops, with a very light bitter finish. Just ok.
wlajwl (3472) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is grainy malts and mild citrus. The flavor is grainy malts, citrus hops and a beery/bitter finish.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a small wispy white head. Aroma is wheat, slight citrus, and some skunk. Ooff. Thinner palate, fairly bland save a bit of hop edge.
backdaft (180) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very pale yellow color with a thin, creamy head that leaves a fair bit of lacing. Faint grainy aroma. Taste was of sweet grains, pale malts, and some grassy hops. Light bodied and overly carbonated. Decent enough on a hot summer day I suppose.
RobertDale (2835) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Mild aroma of grain and citrus. Taste is malt, wheat, lemons, and grass. Pretty good pilsener.
Lemke10 (659) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pearl Street Brewery is not a Wisconsin brewery I know all that much about. Based in Lacrosse, they must do pretty good to make it all the way down to the bottom of the state by me. I’m always excited to try my first beer from a brewery I have never tried before and it’s always good to start with one of their lightest beers.
It pours a pale yellow color with an average white head. There is that traditional pilsner scent with a well blended concoction of wheat and hops. It’s very inviting and pretty much how you would expect a pilsner to smell.
The taste is everything you expect with a sweet grainy taste that is smooth and refreshing. But then the after taste kicks in with a dry, chalky, bitterness that moves across your taste buds. The best way to avoid that nasty metallic finish is to keep drinking. Rather disappointing coming from a beer that started out so well. Taking into the whole taste, this is an average pilsner.
A new beer from a new brewery for my own personal statistics is always awesome, but this beer is less than awesome. The after taste really needs so work in my opinion. I know the bottle reads “Heartily Hopped Pilsner Lager” but hops aren’t supposed to taste like that. Pearl Street would be wise to head back to the drawing board with this brew, if they want to have a competitive pilsner that rivals that of other Wisconsin brewers.
-Chris Lemke of Wisconsin Brew Review http://wisconsinbrewreview.com/
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Pours a clear very pale yellow with a medium white creamy head that leaves great lacing. Downhill from there, unfortunately. Aroma was extremely faint, with a bit of grain and not much else. Flavor was stronger, grain, grass, and plastic with a metallic bitter aftertaste. Very light bodied. Not good.