gnoff (8537) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Portland International Beerfest, Saturday June 25, 2015.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Malty, crisp taste. Malty, grainy aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty, grainy scent.
Capa (2266) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden with a white head. Aroma is floral, noble, light sweet. Medium, crisp body. Flavor is earthy, czech inspired hopping, light sweet floral notes. Finish is dry and crisp. Very enjoyable pils.
Strykzone (5503) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light golden with a blotchy funky white foam. Grassy with some white bread. Fruity, too. Gentle citrus is more often seen in an American Pale. Nice sweet and malty. A good pils and one that stands above.
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Tin Bucket. Clear golden pour with a tall white head. Super pretty looking beer. Great bread and fresh dough on the nose. Mild fruity esters and plenty of grassy hops. Sort of leafy and floral as well. There is a pretty sharp bitterness to the palate, but otherwise I very much enjoyed this one. Great malt profile that is pretty crisp. Subtle esters, maybe a touch of soap, and vibrant hops. Pretty nice.
DuffMan (7845) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared @ Tin Bucket, RBSG. Medium golden, clear. Florals and light sulfur, pale grains, crisp bitterness. Very nice.
djd07 (5897) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Pours a cloudy yellow with small creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is grass, floral, grain. Thin mouth, grass, hay, grain, light bitter finish, good.
poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
16.9 oz bottle. Aroma is grassy, fruity, doughy. Pours clear deep golden with a large white head with excellent retention; laces a little. Taste has a nice hoppy bitterness, some faint lemon. One of the best pilsners I’ve had.
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QFC U. Village
I just love it that more and more US breweries are starting to brew solid pilsners. This is a quality addition to that lineup. Relatively light pour for a pils, nice fluffy white head. Super grassy nose, noble hops and some skunk piss. The flavor dances between bready malt almost pushing toward sweetness, and dry noble hops. Mouthfeel is spot on for the style. While distinctively American, this is not an overhopped west coast reinterpretation of a pils with something to prove. It’s just a really solid beer.
Atom (1759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear pale straw/yellow with a large white head. Aroma of spicy grassy hops, dry malt, a touch of honey, and earthy yeast. Upfront hop bitterness and grassy spice, into dry malt, with more hop spice honey and yeast on the finish. Crisp clean and drinkable!
maxwelldeux (4160) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose has a bit of corn to it, but a pleasant amount of grass and floral notes as well. Taste is a bit bitter and quite crisp, and very pleasant to drink. Me gusta.