johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The mother of all Pils. Pleasant inviting aroma and a golden appearance.Poured with a small head that soon dissapeared.Quite bitter with a smooth sharp aftertaste.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at U Zlateho Tygra, Prague)
Golden coloured, thick white diminishing head. Slight citric, hoppy nose. flavour from toffee with an acidic hoppiness. Watery, light bodied, low bitterness but still... absolutely wonderful.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Distinctive czech hop smell. Very light gold pour with an average white head. Very flowery start with a dry, hoppy finish. Earthy aftertaste. A decent pilsner, but I’m going to chose Victory’s Prima Pils over this everytime.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Skunky smell out of the bottle. Little head poured out of the bottle. Smooth, drinkable flavor when I got past the aroma.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - aroma is slight malt and slight skunk. Looked like Budweiser. Very little head and it was quickly gone. Flavor was like the aroma. Malt and skunk. I’m hoping that this is just an old bottle. May have to try again. I’m certain that this beer is better than this sample.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crystal goldenrod pour with a tall and airy white head (but little retention or lacing). Hoppy, bright and floral nose. Crisp citrus and bitter hoppy flavor with a very dry finish. If you like pilsners, you can’t go wrong with this one but don’t ask it to be more than it is.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Nicely golden with a decent head. Fantastic malty AND flowery nose. Very soft mouthfeel in spite of the very pronounced hoppiness - although it apperently has diminished in recent years. A very classic nice pilsener. THE pilsener...
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 I finally got a fresh bottle and had to re-rate this beer. Man what a difference. A fresh bottle is truely a perfect example of what a pilsner should be. Refreshing, crisp, and a good bite without a bad or strong aftertaste.
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skunky aroma when first opened.Nice deep head, but dissipates quickly with no lacing. Color is a beautiful golden color. Smooth taste with a small amount of bitterness in the finish. Good for a pilsner.
jclzony (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a nice golden hue and with a correct proportion of foam. Light malty taste with subtle dry hops incorporation. This is my favorite pilsner thus far even though it originates from a large brewery.