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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 Much maltier aroma then most pilsners I've come across. A bit darker, too. Sweet, light carmel malt flavor with a nice hop bitter. Kind of leaves me hanging there in the end a little bit, though. Weak finish and aftertaste. O.k. pils.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Tasted at the brewery. Nice aroma, not a subdued malt complex. Color is a pale brown and the flavor is a nice robust and calm malt flavor, some hints of caramel, made it a great addition to the meal. Nothing like good german eats.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Dark gold to copper color with an inch of white head that dissipates to a thin sheet. Clingy lace. Aroma is sweet malt and grains. Tastes sweet with rock candy sugars and grains. Finish is dry. Pretty good pilsner, maybe a tad too sweet. Kind of boring but not offensive, not an everyday beer but interesting to try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2004
I had this draft and what a great example of a bohemian style pils. Nice caramel mal t aroma with some good saaz hop aroma. Excellent head that lasted and it had a clear nice amber color. A great mild caramel malt flavor followed by a very nice saaz hop flavor and bitterness. A classic rendition of the style! I also had this beer in the bottle version and it was not anywhere near as good as the draft version. I would rate the bottle a 3.0 overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Bottle: Medium amber hue with fizzy white head which disappears quickly to nothing more than a ring around the top, lacing was okay. The aroma is that of noble aromatic and bittering hops, malted barley, caramel, and citric nature (lemon and orange). Very floral nose. The taste has a acidic crispness due to fruity and bitter characteristics. There is a grainy, earthy, and a touch of smoky hints below the surface. Short finish with minor lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is lively, crisp, and a bit chalky. A standard american pils, nothing special, but better than macro offerings.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3290) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pours a clear copper which is darker than expected. Has an ENORMOUS white head. Aroma is quite similar to a Hefeweizen--mostly yeast with a banana hint. Smoky flavor like a campfire, burnt popcorn, bitter metallic tastes. Yeastly at the start. Mouthfeel is smooth. Very complex for the style.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with a large frothy head. I wish the beer tasted as good as it looked. It had kind of a sour taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Sweet malty aroma. A very slight hop presence in the nose and finish could use more. Golden colored with a decen head. Overall "good" I just wish it were a bit less "buttery".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Very average effort. Not sure that a pils is supposed to have a funky sweetness that lasts after you put the glass down. I think they forgot that hops are an important ingrediant...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Bubbled clear light amber topped by quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch, caramel, floral, light earthy. Taste is butterscotch up front, followed by caramel, floral, before finally finishing earthy bitter. Medium body, some crispness at the end. A decent beer, but I would have liked it much better without the butterscotch.


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