savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very pleasing summer beer with a very fresh, but not fruity aroma and taste.
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I have had the beer in a bottle and vomited uncontrollably. One of my friends had in on tap at the Flying Saucer, so i gave it a shot a little better but still had a bad aftertaste.
MeisterEckart (18) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This classic pilsener combines classic Saaz hops aroma and flavour with a full malty body. The malt body is distinguishable in the aroma, which sweetens as the beer settles. The off-white head is thick with small bubbles, not soapy like some other pilseners. IT has a moderately light body with a fine malt balance, which lingers in the aftertaste. My favourite pilsener.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely colour. Strong but not overpowering hops. A great beer to push away the memory of typical mass produced dreck. An excellent choice to accompany Chicken Wings at the Keg.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my favorites of my limited repetoire. However, I think it does depend, as many have said, on the bottle one gets.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice pilsner with actual flavor, a little darker than most pilsners, much better than any of the other brand names out there.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best! Great body & authority. Good color & aroma. A true classic pilsner!
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This starts with that distinct, assertive Saaz aroma...Rich golden color with a healthy honeycombed head...very inviting...Flavors revolve around the rich hop profile. Malt is subtle in flavor but provides good body. Finish is medium-dry with slight tang. This is a solid performer, striking difficult balance of refreshment, substance and full-flavor. It is a unique product, well-deserving of its stature as a world classic.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic! great taste, refreshing, crisp and clean.
mribm (447) - Hurley, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 I have tried this beer twice now and can describe it with one word: SKUNKY! Why don’t all beer manufacturers use brown bottles? This might be a good beer if it is protected from the light from the point of manufacture until the point of consumption, however in my 2 samples, this didn’t happen. I try never to drink out of clear or green bottles because of the ’skunkiness’ caused by the light.
Re-Rate: My local distributor started receiving 12 packs that are sealed and protected from the light. Decided to give it a 3rd try and I’m glad I did. Now that this beer didn’t have a trace of skunkiness, it was an EXCELLENT beer. There was a nice hop presence in the aftertaste that lingers for a while. A very delicious and refreshing session beer. I even broke out my special Pilsener glass for this beer. If you see this beer in sealed packaging, try it again! It is well worth it when the skunk taste/nose isn’t present.