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Our flagship brand! An amber Vienna-style lager beer that is smooth, mellow and full bodied, with delicate hop aroma. Uses two-row barley malt and caramel-roasted malt. Based on founder Tom Pastorius' favorite German bier.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with eyedrinkale, thanks Mike!) While not one of the best pilsners I’ve ever tasted, this is a decent American pilsner, one that I’ve enjoyed and have been a big fan of for years, though I’m less enthusiastic about this beer than I used to be. It’s quite bready and somewhat sweet, but with a fairly gentle and lightly bitter hops in the background. Likewise, the nose is sweet and very bready, but shows almost no hops presence. I think the beer could use a bit more body, as the palate is a bit watery. Golden amber in color. Bubbly, off-white head pours to a good size and only gradually diminishes to a film. Plentiful, ornate lacing graces the glass.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Sweet and crisp. Drinkable for the long session, but the sugar may make you a bit nauseated the next day. I speak from experience there.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Liked it much better than most pilseners. Balanced beer not too bitter not too dry and more malty than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Tap at Split Rock. Golden in color wit h a golden head and clear. Clean aroma. Nicely balanced with hops and malt. Some sweetnees. Good beer. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Tap at Split Rock, ’04. Golden with a golden head and clear. Clean aroma with a touch of hops and malt. Nice malty hoppy balance. Some malt sweetness, hop flavor, and lingering bitterness and hops. Decent pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
It had an above-average taste to it for a pilsener. An average appearance and it went down very smooth. I enjoyed this pilsener.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I thought that this was a lot better than most microbrews. It had a nice, clean taste that made it easy to drink. A nice, short tour if you have the opportunity to visit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Golden pour with decent head. Malts are readily apparent as is the barley. In fact, barley dominates in this beer. Smooth, full mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
had this one at the same time as troegs sunshine pils and talk about two opposites. this one poured a nice light goldem tan in comparision to the bright yellow of the troegs. mild malty flavors throughout with no real hops finish. I think if you would combine the two you could have a nice well balanced pilsner

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Clear almost amber color with smallish head. Mostly malt aroma with some caramel. Mostly sweet malty taste and if you dig deep a touch of pine cones. Not much hops here. Surprisingly it’s kinda drinkable with no real sticky mouthfeel.


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