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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6154) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

   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".

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holdwine (1082) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11637) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Draft. Initial taste is strange, not sure how to describe it. Otherwise a fairly bland pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Be warned! This is a very malty, copper-colored, hoppy pilsener that is in no way related to what you are likely expecting. It's a veritable malt-fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Bottled. For a pilsener this was pretty good. Had a nice malty flavor. Poured a nice copper color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adambomb (16) - USA - JUN 20, 2003
The best of the PA beers imo but thats not saying much. You won't see me turning down an ice cold bottle of it though.

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