RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent, drinkable beer. But it was a let down for something considered the ’Original’ Pilsner. I have had better. Maybe its all subjective, but this is another one from across the pond that is highly over-rated. And I like Pilsner. I may try again, but I won’t pay for it. Re-rate: Tried this again. I must have got a bad batch the first time. Crisp, clean, nice hop bite. An all around excellent beer.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best Pilsner I’ve had. A Czech friend of mine says the version we get in the US is hoppier than the original; I find this difficult to imagine, as the hops are so subtle in the first place that they aren’t the main focus of this brew. For some reason, the lunkheads at the pub I frequent most list this in the menu as being German. May the ghost of Josef Svejk haunt them until such time as they repent this error... Rerate 9/5/02: I had one of these from the bottle and it was even better than I remembered; like sticking my head into a sack of Saaz hops, all grassy and herby. I take back what I said about subtle hops, but won’t change the rating otherwise.
Panzuriel (1226) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2003 The Original Pilsener. A great beer if you can find a fresh one. Mine was skunked out. Good flavor and crispness despite the damage the light had done. I am still searching for a good one.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a classic and rightly so. Crisp and spicy, subtle malty sweetness late and a clean, hoppy finish.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Either I got a skunky six, or I just don’t care for this pilsener. Bitter and skunkish, but with no redeeming aftertaste or complex palate to balance it out. I’m going to hope that my bottles saw too much light.
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good pilsner. Tried on draft. Found this beer crisp and refreshing, but I wasn’t too impressed with the hop profile - I was expecting more. Also a little thin for my palate but still easy drinking.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suffered from green-bottle stinkyness, but tasted ok, and is a pretty good yardstick when rating other pilsners.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer to eat pizza or cheese with. Nice flowery bitterness but still with a good balance. Gorgeous dark golden color. One of the best pilsners yet.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better in Europe, but even in the US still a measuring stick by which to gauge classic pilsners. Those who rate it poorly must be ale-aholics. Solid color and not too carbonated. Perfect malt flourish with just the right hop after.
Ungstrup (27773) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beer with a clear dark yellow color but ufortunatly almost no head. It has a slightly hoppy aroma - and the nice bitter flavor of hops. For a pilsener this is one of the very best.